Wisdom teeth problems cause acute pain at any age. Often they should be deleted. Let’s see if it is possible to perform a painless extraction.
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In the past, it was thought that late eruption of wisdom teeth could prevent alignment of other teeth, or even cause misalignment. Today, it has been shown that the wisdom tooth alone is incapable of causing misalignment of the anterior teeth. This happens regardless of the presence of wisdom teeth. Masticatory forces cause misalignments.
Crooked teeth, although more difficult to reach with the toothbrush,
can easily be attacked by the bacteria that cause cavities and cavities. However, it must also be said that if a wisdom tooth is twisted and tilted towards the previous one, it almost always risks causing cavities in that tooth. This type of cavities is often difficult to treat. In these cases, it is recommended to extract the wisdom tooth as a preventive measure.
It has been proven that the wisdom tooth is not necessary for chewing, so when it is a problem, the first thing to do is to extract it. In fact, the chewing process involves all the teeth up to the seventh. The self-cleaning action that normally occurs on the teeth during chewing does not involve wisdom teeth. This makes them more susceptible to decay. As oral hygiene is difficult in the wisdom tooth, infections, and inflammation of the gums can occur. Fever and sore throat are also possible
Reason for wisdom tooth pain
When a wisdom tooth hurts, the pain is due to a cavity that has reached the pulp chamber (the nerve) or inflammation of the gum around the tooth.
In the latter case, the symptoms are usually swelling of the gums and pain. But also earache, difficulty swallowing, and inability to open the mouth very widely. In the case of necrotic tissue, bad breath could be caused by abscesses or sores.
At What age do Wisdom Tooth-Related Problems Show?
The First Problems Related to the wisdom tooth are due to its eruption which generally begins in adolescence, around 17 years.
Cases requiring extraction have a wider age variable of around 35 years, up to 50 years, and in some cases even 60 years.
Wisdom Tooth and Pain, What to do?
e generally recommend patients at the initial stage of wisdom tooth eruption, who experience moderate pain, avoiding hard, cold and hot foods.
When the pain increases, you can take a pain reliever, but do not exceed the recommended dose – remember that pain relievers only affect the symptoms.
Some suggest keeping the gums clean by rubbing them with a cotton swab dipped in hydrogen peroxide, or by doing the same with a syringe without a needle. Usually, however, in the absence of specific problems,
the pain goes away within a few days. When the pain is not caused by the natural and physiological development of the wisdom tooth, it can depend on infections or problems related to orthodontics. In this case, the only remedy is to schedule a visit to the dentist who will assess the situation and decide what to do.
When Should the Wisdom Tooth be Removed?
Sometimes it is necessary to remove it because it can completely block the mouth. Besides the burning sensation caused by infections, it can even damage the teeth or surrounding tissue. It could even cause holes or serious injury to the gums or cheeks. When such a risky situation occurs, you must extract it.
Wisdom Tooth Removal–How is it Usually Performed?
Wisdom teeth are usually extracted as with any other permanent tooth. Dental forceps are used to tilt the tooth into its socket.
The applied force loosens the gum and allows extraction. The problem with this canonical technique is that its application often causes a fracture of the tooth. This involves an operating session that can last up to two hours. This would be the time required to remove all of the broken tooth fragments from the socket. It is not uncommon, after problematic extraction of a wisdom tooth, the occurrence of alveolitis, that is to say, inflammation of the alveolar bone, the bony cavity in which the roots of teeth are housed.