A Wisdom tooth, also known as the third molar, is the one situated in front of the bottom two teeth that forms the lower jaw and the bottom part of the lower back. It can be removed only by surgery. This tooth is the one that gives people a distinctive smile. Because it does not need to be extracted, it is easier to get an understanding of what wisdom tooth removal is all about. As mentioned, wisdom tooth is the one that gives people a unique and distinctive smile.
Impinged Wisdom Tooth Extraction When the bottom two molars do not emerge or are stuck in the jawbone, they are known as “trapped” behind the second tooth as a result of the absence of space between the teeth for them to grow normally. In order to open up the spaces, the tooth is first knocked out. After that, it has to be pulled out by a process called a root canal. The procedure is said to be a painless one. A dentist will use anesthesia during this time. This is usually performed on a regular basis, but sometimes, the wisdom tooth is not impacted in time.
When impacted wisdom tooth is left alone for too long, it can cause damage to the gums. If not taken care of properly, it can cause abscess to develop. Once an abscess develops, it can lead to tooth decay and loss of teeth, as well as other complications.
Impaired Wisdom Tooth Removal If impacted or impinged wisdom tooth is not removed, it will continue to grow back with more complication than it had before the extraction. This is because it continues to be lodged in the jaw bone. The only way to stop its growth is by removing it, which requires an oral surgery, such as root canal or wisdom tooth extraction. Another procedure to remove this impacted tooth is a dental bridge, which is made up of several teeth attached to each other.
Dental Implants are the most common and traditional method for wisdom tooth extraction. This involves injecting the wisdom tooth with anesthesia, and inserting it into another tooth for the removal of the impacted or impinged one. The implant is then placed at the back of the tongue. It is held in place with screws. As the implant heals, it is covered by a crown.
Dental implants can also cause some scarring. The dentist will advise you to see a doctor if you want a crown placed on your new tooth.
When it comes to wisdom tooth removal, there are two main types of extractions: the open and closed. Open extraction involves the surgeon making use of a scalpel to make the tooth visible by cutting out the bone surrounding the tooth. For an open extraction, the tooth will be exposed after the extract is made visible.
If there is a possibility of having more than one tooth affected at one time, wisdom tooth extraction is often done with a closed extraction. This method involves removal of the top tooth first and replacing it with a spare one. The new one, then the top teeth, are removed from the jawbone and replaced at the back of the mouth.
Depending on the type of oral surgery you have, your tooth may require healing time. The dental surgeon will advise you how long it will take to heal and how often you will need to have surgery done. This will depend on how damaged your tooth is and how many other teeth that are affected by it are.
Gum Disease While gum disease does not generally require surgery, you should be tested for any type of gum disease to prevent further infection. It will be easier to remove the damaged tooth in the gum disease is caught early.
If the dentist thinks you may be prone to oral infections, he or she will recommend antibiotics to help keep them from coming back. and can also give you an antibiotic mouthwash to help prevent the infection from recurring.