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A guide about wisdom teeth

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What is a wisdom tooth?

Why is the tooth you get last called “wisdom tooth”? It is probably because you first get your wisdom teeth when you are grown up and wise, hence the expression “wisdom tooth”.

You wisdom teeth is located all the way back in your math. Most people have wisdom teeth in their upper and lower jaw. It is said that wisdom teeth actually are a thing of the past where we actually needed our wisdom teeth. Today, our jaw has evolved and changed, often resulting in too little space for our wisdom teeth. Too little space for the teeth can result in pain and a wisdom tooth extraction might be needed. Most people encounter wisdom teeth problems when they are about 20 years.

Luckily many people experience no problems with their wisdom teeth at all, however it is still important to have them checked regularly. This is to ensure they do not cause any stress or harm to your jaw.

Where are wisdom teeth located?

Wisdom teeth are located in the back of your mouth. There are 3 stages of a wisdom tooth’s break out.

  • Full break out – The tooth is completely visible. Soreness may occur.
  • Partly break out – The tooth is partly visible. Soreness and pain may occur, swelling, difficulty in swallowing etc.
  • No visible break out – The wisdom tooth is not visible and still hidden. If this is the case, it will rarely cause any conflict.

Should you have your wisdom teeth removed?

This is different from person to person, however here are some general guidelines. If you are in doubt whether or not your wisdom tooth should be removed, please visit your dentist or contact us!
  • If the wisdom tooth is hard to keep clean, it may result in swelling or inflammation in the gum.
  • If you have a cavity in your wisdom tooth or any tooth nearby.
  • If the tooth is still in the jaw or covered by gum.
  • If there is a cyst surrounding the tooth.
  • If you have periodontal disease.
Often there is only space for the tooth to partly break through. If the tooth does not do any harm or you are experiencing any way there is no reason to remove it. However if you are having issues with the gum (infection is typical) around the tooth, wisdom tooth extraction may be necessary. Especially if the infection is ongoing.

In some cases a small recess may appear between the wisdom tooth and the neighboring tooth, better known as periodontal disease. This may also result in cavities. In this case, having the affected tooth removed may be necessary.

In rare cases, a blister may surround the wisdom tooth – better known as a ‘cyst’. In this case, the wisdom tooth should definitely be removed to ensure the health and condition of the jaw.

Treatment – What can we do for you?

If the tooth is fully broken through the gym, it is relatively simple to extract the tooth. If it is partly visible, or not visible at all, surgery will be needed.

Wisdom teeth removal step-by-step

First we will take an x-ray picture of the wisdom tooth to get an overview of how the tooth and root is located in the jaw. We will use local anesthesia, whether you need a simple tooth extraction or surgery. Because of this procedure, it is relatively pain-free and tolerable.

If you need surgery, the dentist will make a small fine cut in the gum and push it aside to get access to the jawbone. Sometimes, depending on the placement of the tooth, roots etc., removing the tooth in several parts may be necessary.

Post treatment

After the treatment, most people will experience some sort of discomfort. Non-prescription drugs are typically enough to keep the pain to a minimum. Please do remember to take your non-prescription pain killers while local anesthesia is still active.
The following symptoms post treatment is very typical

  • Swollen cheek
  • Stain
  • Yawning may feel unpleasant or hurt

Two useful tips to reduce pain

Chew your food very carefully in the opposite side of the affected area
Brush your teeth, but not directly on the wound. You may use chlorhexidine 0,1% to clean the area until the stitches have been removed. Your dentist will inform you about the specific brand to buy.

What to do now

If you have any problems regarding your wisdom teeth (or teeth in general), you need to contact your dentist right away. The quicker the better! Visiting the dentist regularly, about 1 time a year, will often suffice and will keep all of your teeth in a healthy condition.

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