Wisdom tooth extractions

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction involves removal of the third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth. These teeth are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25.

When does one need wisdom tooth extractions?

Wisdom tooth extractions may be recommended in several situations, including the following.
Crowding:  Wisdom teeth can exert pressure on neighboring teeth, causing crowding and shifting of the dental arch. This can disrupt the alignment achieved through orthodontic treatment and may warrant wisdom tooth extraction.
Decay and Gum Disease: Wisdom teeth, due to their position at the back of the mouth, can be challenging to clean properly. This enhances the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. So, an extraction may be recommended to prevent oral health issues.
Cysts and Tumors: Wisdom teeth can sometimes develop cysts or tumors, which can cause damage to surrounding teeth, jawbone, and nerves. In such cases, extraction is often necessary.

Recurrent Infections: If conservative treatments like antibiotics and improved oral hygiene fail to resolve the infections, wisdom tooth extractions may be recommended.

Wisdom tooth extraction
Orthodontic Treatment: In some cases, wisdom teeth may need to be extracted to facilitate orthodontic treatment. If there is insufficient space in the mouth, removing the wisdom teeth can create room for proper tooth alignment.
Wisdom tooth extraction

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What are the advantages of wisdom tooth extractions?

Here are some potential benefits of wisdom tooth extraction:

Prevention of Impacted Teeth:   Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infections, and damage to adjacent teeth. Extracting wisdom teeth before they become impacted can prevent these complications.

Elimination of Discomfort and Pain:   Partially erupted and impacted wisdom teeth could lead to significant pain and discomfort. By extracting these problematic teeth, individuals can find relief from ongoing pain and discomfort associated with wisdom tooth issues.

Prevention of Dental Crowding:   By extracting wisdom teeth, potential dental crowding can be avoided, preserving the alignment achieved through orthodontic treatment.

Avoiding Cysts and Tumors:  Wisdom teeth have the potential to develop cysts or tumors, which can cause damage to surrounding teeth, jawbone, and nerves. By extracting wisdom teeth, the risk of cysts and tumors associated with these teeth is eliminated.

Simplification of Orthodontic Treatment:  For individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment, extracting wisdom teeth can create more space in the mouth. This can make orthodontic treatment more effective and efficient, allowing for proper alignment of the remaining teeth.