It is believed that because of evolution, our jaw is now smaller than our ancient ancestors. For this reason, our mouths often do not have adequate space to accommodate the third molar, making it basically useless and in some detrimental cases. Even if they are not affected, the youngest teeth may be difficult to clean and therefore require removal to reduce the possibility of caries and infections.
As part of your routine tooth visit, your dentist is likely to eat X-rays to monitor the development of your third molar. Your dentist will likely recommend removing it as soon as possible to avoid complications. You can browse this link to get wisdom teeth extraction tips.
The wisdom teeth extraction can sometimes be an expensive and frightening procedure; for this reason, many patients delay them extracted. However, if the teeth are infected, it is important to see your dental professionals at once.
Symptoms of infection because of the ambiguous youngest teeth including;
- Pain in the gums and surrounding
- Red or inflamed gum
- Gums are soft or bleeding
- Inflammation around the face and jaw
- Bad Breath (Halitosis)
- Often headaches
If one single molar needs to be extracted, local anesthesia will be used. In cases where some or all teeth need an extraction, patients will usually be "put down" using general anesthesia. If you have a medical infection or complication that puts you at a higher risk of normal, surgery can be done at the hospital.
The wisdom teeth extraction is a day operation, and patients can usually return to normal activities in a day or more. You may be prescribed antibiotics before surgery, and you are likely to be asked not to eat or drink the night before surgery.