Wisdom teeth are the third and final group of molars that most people get in their late teenage years or early twenties. These types of teeth really are a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, there misaligned and need removal.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth present possible problems when misaligned. They can place and angle themselves horizontally. Bad alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or harm neighboring teeth, the jawbone, or nerves.
Wisdom teeth, that lean toward second molars, could make those teeth more susceptible to tooth decay. They entrap plaque and debris. In addition, entrapment of wisdom teeth inside the soft tissue and/or the jawbone may partly break through or erupt through the gum. Teeth which stay partially or completely entrapped within the soft tissue and /or the jawbone are “impacted.”
Mostly, swelling and pain is felt in wisdom teeth that do not erupt completely. This is because they encourage bacteria habitat. Conditions such as decaying of teeth and gum disease are widespread in partially sprouted teeth. This transpires because daily health maintenance such as flossing and brushing, which reduce infections, are difficult in some parts of the teeth.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
If an affected tooth has been removed, extra post treatment care is extremely essential. The ideal way to prevent discomfort during the recovery period is to stick to the instructions given by the dentist. This will also ensure that recovery complications are avoided, and normal healing is achievable.
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