Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth or as most commonly known as third molars, are the mostly located at a very difficult position at the back of the mouth. Due to their position they are hardly reached and cleaned with the toothbrush. The wisdom teeth usually appear if present at around the ages of 17 to 25, they are also known to erupt much later or not at all.
Why are they Extracted?
Due to the size of your jaw, sometimes it is hard for the wisdom teeth to fit. With the wisdom teeth present, a total of 32 teeth will be present. It is highly common that we only have room for 28 teeth. If there’s not enough space for a wisdom tooth (or teeth) to come through properly, it may come through at an angle. As the wisdom tooth/teeth come through, they might come through in an angle, causing pain, discomfort and move the alignment of your other teeth. Wisdom teeth/tooth impaction can also occur causing pain and irritating the cheek and gums. This impaction can lead to gum infection, tooth decay, damage to other teeth, and even jaw cysts.
After wisdom tooth extraction Wisdom teeth extraction are more complicated than other teeth extraction. Stitches may be required following their removal. Removal of wisdom teeth may cause swelling and some bleeding for the first few days, but over the counter painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, can help alleviate the pain.