Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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Wisdom teeth are the molars and they are the last adult teeth to erupt. There remains little space for them to grow properly, thus resulting in an impacted teeth, the third molars. If these teeth develop with proper alignment, they cause no difficulties. On the contrary if they happen to be misaligned, which is seen in most cases they cause damage to surrounding teeth, gums, jawbone and nerves. Since they are hard to clean via brushing and flossing, these teeth are more likely to get damaged. Hence, to prevent future teeth and gum problems, it is essential to remove impacted wisdom teeth through surgery. Postponing the process of surgical extraction leads to further growth of tooth roots that wrap around sensitive facial nerves, thereby increasing the risk of complications.

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Impacted Wisdom Teeth

  1. 1. Impacted Wisdom Teeth
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION Wisdom teeth are the molars and they are the last adult teeth to erupt. There remains little space for them to grow properly, thus resulting in an impacted teeth, the third molars. If these teeth develop with proper alignment, they cause no difficulties. On the contrary if they happen to be misaligned, which is seen in most cases they cause damage to surrounding teeth, gums, jawbone and nerves. Since they are hard to clean via brushing and flossing, these teeth are more likely to get damaged. Hence, to prevent future teeth and gum problems, it is essential to remove impacted wisdom teeth through surgery. Postponing the process of surgical extraction leads to further growth of tooth roots that wrap around sensitive facial nerves, thereby increasing the risk of complications.
  3. 3. WHY TO EXTRACT IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH ?  To prevent teeth crowding due to angular, vertical, horizontal or partial eruptions.  To prevent swollen and painful gums.  To prevent tooth decay due to ineffective brushing and flossing.  To prevent various dental problems as consequences.  Prevent the risk of all future dental health complications.
  4. 4. SYMPTOMS OF IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH  Bad Breath  Pain in Jaws and Ears  Headache  Swollen & Bleeding Gums  Unpleasant Taste of Mouth  Difficulty to Open Mouth  Swollen Jaw Surroundings and Glands There can be asymptomatic wisdom teeth present that do not showcase any symptoms.
  5. 5. COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED TO REMOVAL/NON REMOVAL OF IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH ON REMOVAL OF IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH ON NON REMOVAL OF IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH  Dry Socket  Tooth Decay & Damage  Nerve Damage  Cyst Formation  Paresthesia  Creation of Food Traps  Numbness in Mouth  Gum Diseases
  6. 6. PROCESS OF PROFESSIONAL IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION  Numbing the associated tooth and gum area through local anesthesia and taking desired X-rays.  Removing the gum tissue to visualize the impacted wisdom tooth and then removing of bone covering the tooth.  Separating the tissue that connects the tooth and bone.  Removing of impacted wisdom tooth (often cut into smaller pieces).  Cleaning and stitching the area of tooth extraction to close the tooth area.  Placing gauge to control bleeding and giving post operative instructions to patients.
  7. 7. AFTERMATHS OF IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION  Follow-up appointment with dentists if persistent complications such as pain, swelling, infection, nerve damage etc. arise after teeth extraction.  If no such complications appear or there’s no need to remove the stitches, visit to dentist isn’t mandatory. You can simply follow the prescribed medication after extraction of impacted wisdom teeth.
  8. 8. THANK YOU TO CONSULT OUR DENTAL EXPERTS, CALL TOLL FREE 1800 200 8886 www.axissdental.com
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