What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are often known as third molars. They are the last teeth to erupt. You usually get them in your late teens or early twenties. However, even instances of eruption in late adulthood are common.

If third molars erupt smoothly and without interruption, they can be proved to be assets. But the problem with them is that if they do not erupt properly or are misaligned, they would need to be extracted.


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How can a wisdom tooth cause problems?

It is also possible that wisdom teeth are impacted. This means that the wisdom teeth remaining intact in the soft tissue, partially break or erupt through gums.

A misaligned jaw causes the teeth to be covered by the upper and lower soft tissue. This leads to difficulty in cleaning and flossing.

There are four sets of wisdom teeth: two on each upper and lower jaw.

These days, majorly due to lifestyle changes, people don’t get wisdom teeth because the jaws don’t develop completely and properly, which restrains the wisdom teeth from erupting.

Do you require Wisdom Teeth Removal?

If your wisdom teeth are not causing problems, you do not need to remove them. Your wisdom teeth need to be removed if they do not have room to erupt.

The reason your dentist advises you to remove your third molar at an early stage is that the bones in your mouth become harder as you age, making it difficult to remove.

Delaying can also lead to severe side effects.

What Are The Symptoms to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?

  • Bad breath (halitosis) can also be caused by wisdom teeth.
  • When you have redness, swelling, tenderness.
  • Stiffness and pain in the jaw muscles.
  • Pain behind molars can get worse over time.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Post Treatment Care:

  • To prevent blood clot, avoid vigorous rinsing and touching the treated area.
  • If you start feeling pain, take the recommended medicine.
  • Some amount of bleeding is normal, but if it’s more than expected, then go to the dentist.
  • The swelling around the mouth and cheeks will take a couple of days to go away.
  • As much as possible, try to avoid using straws and sipping from glasses and other containers.
  • Do brush twice a day but make sure you are gentle on rinsing

For more information do check our video on “How to care after tooth removal”.

If you are looking for a Wisdom Tooth Extraction clinic, then consult Super Speciality Dental Hospital to make your entire treatment comfortable


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