Wisdom tooth extraction is a procedure that removes one or more wisdom teeth. The wisdom tooth comprises the four permanent adult teeth that are located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom.
If the wisdom tooth doesn’t get the space to grow then the wisdom tooth that is affected will face several dental problems. To get relief from pain and other dental problems that your impacted wisdom tooth can face, then wisdom tooth extraction can be performed by a dentist pr an expert oral surgeon.
Reason Behind Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to appear in the mouth at the age of 17 and 25. Many people never develop wisdom teeth but others erupt normally. There are cases when many people develop impacted wisdom teeth due to not getting enough room for the growth of wisdom teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth may erupt only partially or not at all.
An impacted wisdom tooth may:
- Grow toward the next tooth (second molar)
- Grow toward the back of the mouth
- Grow towards the other teeth, as if the wisdom tooth is “lying down” within the jawbone
- Grow normally like other teeth but stay trapped within the jawbone
Problems caused by Impacted Wisdom Teeth
It becomes really necessary to get your wisdom tooth pulled off if the listed problem occurs.
- Severe Pain
- Trapping food and debris behind the tooth.
- Periodontal Disease
- Tooth decay in wisdom tooth.
- Damage to a surrounded bone.
- Complications in other dental treatments.
Things To Expect During Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Your dentist or any oral surgeon who is treating may use one of the three types of Anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction surgery.
Your dentist or oral surgeon administers local anesthesia with one or more injections near the site of each extraction. Before you receive an injection, your dentist or surgeon will likely apply a substance to your gums to numb them so that you shouldn’t experience any pain.
This is another type of anesthesia that your dentist or oral surgeon gives you sedation anesthesia through an intravenous (IV) line in your arm. Sedation anesthesia suppresses your consciousness during the procedure so that you do not feel any pain.
In some situations, you may be offered this anesthesia by your dentist. You may inhale medication through your nose or have an IV line in your arm, or both. After losing consciousness your surgical team closely monitors your medication, breathing, temperature, fluids, and blood pressure.
With the help of this, you will not feel pain and will not remember the procedure.
Wisdom tooth extraction saves you from unnecessary pain that you face because of an impacted wisdom tooth. Reach out to your nearest dentist and get a wisdom tooth extraction from the dentist or a surgeon. To know more about it contact Thousand Oak Dentistry and schedule an appointment.