Are wisdom teeth wise?

Wisdom teeth are the last in the dentition. Patients often have questions related to the "eights", as dentists call them.

In the course of evolution, the structure of the human jaws has undergone changes. At the moment, people are often faced with the fact that wisdom teeth simply do not have enough space to erupt. And often this fact causes great inconvenience to their owners: there is discomfort in the eruption area, pain, and even edema may appear.

By consulting a dentist-surgeon, you will find out what caused the pain, discomfort and other concerns. Most often, patients are interested in whether it is necessary to remove their wisdom teeth. There are fairly specific indications for this operation:

Inflammatory process in the wisdom tooth area
Complicated caries that has reached a deep stage
The impossibility of high-quality dental treatment due to the anatomical location
For orthodontic indications - to exclude possible relapse after treating patients with braces
The risk of developing hidden root caries on the adjacent tooth due to the inclination of the wisdom tooth in its direction
There are many options for the location of the tooth in the bone tissue. To plan the operation, the doctor takes an X-ray, which allows him to see the location of the roots, the topography of adjacent anatomical structures, and based on this, build the further course of the operation.

Ideally, computed tomography is performed. In this case, it is possible to determine the configuration of the roots of wisdom teeth in the 3D visualization mode with millimeter accuracy and build the correct removal tactics. Often, the removal of unerupted wisdom teeth is a separate surgical operation that requires preparation and management of the patient in the postoperative period.

Also in our clinic it is possible to carry out an operation to remove teeth under anesthesia. Prior to removal under general anesthesia, it is recommended to consult an anesthesiologist-resuscitator and take tests. You can then schedule the date and time of the operation.

Pros of removal under general anesthesia:

No possible discomfort during surgery - you just sleep
No pain during removal
The postoperative period is more favorable, since the anesthesiologist-resuscitator during the treatment "in a dream" conducts drug preparation using drugs supplied through a venous catheter
After recovering from anesthesia, you can rest in the recovery room as long as you need
In the future, the dentist-surgeon will give you all the recommendations and appoint a further examination after the manipulation.
However, it is also worth mentioning that today there is an opportunity to use wisdom teeth not only as a support for a bridge in the absence of seventh teeth, but also as a donor for autotransplantation in place of a chewing tooth to be removed.

Autotransplantation is a method of transplanting a wisdom tooth into the place of a tooth to be removed for further engraftment and functioning instead of a decayed tooth. It can be used as an alternative to the dental implantation method.