The last set of permanent teeth to erupt in a person is called as wisdom teeth or third molar. This set of teeth are less need one. The average mouth has room for 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that only has space for 28.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt and in most of the cases due to inadequate space wisdom teeth erupt partially in different forms. They may grow sideways, partially erupting from the gum or trapped beneath the gum or bone. The impacted wisdom tooth creates troublesomely and also affects the alignment of remaining teeth. If left untreated it causes infection, damage to other teeth, and possibly cysts or tumors.
Partially erupting of wisdom teeth causes various oral health problems as it creates the area which allows the bacteria to grow and eventually cause an infection. This results in swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. Sometime, it may cause a serious problem by taking the form of tumors or cysts around the impacted wisdom tooth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. It is recommended to early removal of the impacted tooth to avoid future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.
Before performing the treatment your specific questions will be discussed in details in our dental office at Hoffman Estates which will free you from all your worries and anxiety. Our dentist provides the service in an environment of optimum safety utilizing modern monitoring equipment and anesthesia techniques that maximize patients comfort. The extraction of wisdom teeth requires inspection of mouth by taking full mouth X-ray to see the exact position of the tooth and its connection with the neighboring tooth. The tooth and surrounding tissue are numbed using anesthesia. The dentist will use special tools to loosen the connective tissue surrounding the teeth. You may feel a lot of pressure during removing but anesthesia will ensure you feel no pain. Once the tooth is removed, the gum is sutured so that it can heal properly. You will rest under supervision in the dental office at Hoffman Estates and upon discharge; you will be instructed about a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week.
If the impacted tooth delayed in removal such as in your thirties, forties or beyond then there is a chance of higher complication rate. Healing may be slower and the more chances of infection. If it is removed in teenage years, healing will be faster and have fewer complications.