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When Should Your Wisdom Teeth Be Removed

Posted by JOSEPH J LEE on Dec 24 2021, 12:28 AM

When Should Your Wisdom Teeth Be Removed

Wisdom develops with age. Especially wisdom teeth! When wisdom teeth are healthy and properly aligned, they can be a beautiful addition to the mouth; nevertheless, they are commonly misaligned and must be removed. They can be horizontal, inclined toward or away from the second molars, or sloped inward or outward, and they can cause damage to adjoining teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. Visit Mountain View Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Mountain View, CA, for the best Wisdom Tooth Extraction services.

What is a Wisdom Tooth?

A wisdom tooth develops between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth can become impacted for several reasons. It can be lodged in your gums or jawbone. It may also fail to grow by the rest of your teeth' alignment. In such cases, it is vital to find a dentist near you and have the impacted tooth extracted to avoid further dental problems. 

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Extraction of wisdom teeth is a surgical treatment that removes one or more wisdom teeth from the top and bottom of your mouth. If a wisdom tooth fails to develop properly, resulting in pain, infection, or other dental issues, it will almost likely need to be extracted. Remove your wisdom teeth as soon as feasible.

Reason for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

  • Damage to Other Teeth

Having an additional pair of molars might cause your other teeth to shift, causing oral pain and bite issues.

  • Alignment

The impacted wisdom teeth can cause crowding of other teeth and may demand therapy to repair other teeth.

  • Jaw damage

Cysts can grow around the new teeth, causing jaw injury. They can hollow out your jaw and destroy your nerves if left untreated.

  • Sinus Problems

Wisdom teeth problems can cause sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.

  • Inflamed Gums

Tissue in the region of the affected area might swell and become difficult to clean.

  • Cavities

Swollen gums can form pockets between teeth, allowing bacteria to thrive and cavities to form.

What Should You Do After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

  • To decrease swelling, place an ice pack on your face.
  • Apply moist heat to a sore jaw.
  • Soft foods, such as pasta, rice, or soup, should be taken.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Take the pain medicines suggested by your doctor.

What Should You Avoid After Removing Your Wisdom Teeth?

  • Drinking through a straw is not recommended. Sucking may help to dislodge blood clots and allow your mouth to heal.
  • Don't over-rinse your mouth. Your doctor may recommend rinsing with salt water gently.
  • Avoid rough, crunchy, or sticky foods since they may irritate your wounds.
  • Smoking is not permitted. Smoking may impair your healing abilities.

Call us at (650) 988-9458 or schedule an appointment online for the best dental care and experience.

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