With age comes wisdom. Especially wisdom teeth! Did you know that wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in your mouth?Wisdom Teeth generally erupt in our late teens or early twenties. At times these teeth can become a worthy asset to your mouth if strong and correctly aligned. But mostly, they are poorly aligned and need removal.
Why do they cause Problems?
When wisdom teeth are not correctly aligned, they may place themselves horizontally, be slanted toward or away from the second molars, or be tilted inward or outward. Misalignment can crowd or ruin your neighboring teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. If the wisdom teeth only partially develop, they can trouble your oral system. Wisdom teeth also can be impacted! They are confined within the soft tissue and/or the jawbone and there just isn’t room for them to break through the surface. Therefore they only partially break through or erupt through the gum. This in fact, can lead to tumors or cysts, which can further cause the destruction of other healthy teeth and the jawbone if not given treatment at the proper time. Another issue is that they are so far back, therefore can be hard to clean! This in turn can cause you a risk for infection and tooth decay.
Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth coming in:
- Bleeding or tender gums
- Swelling of the gums or the jaw
- Pain and stiffness in the jaws
- A bad taste in the mouth or unpleasant breath
- Trouble in opening your mouth
- Triggered headaches
Treating your Wisdom Teeth in Austin, TX!
Ask your Dentist in Austin, TX, about the positioning of your wisdom teeth. Your dentist will examine your mouth at first and take an X-ray. If your dentist prescribes the Wisdom Tooth Extraction, this is only because to stop a more painful or complicated extraction that might have to be performed a few years later. Removal is pretty uncomplicated in young people. Because the teeth roots are not still entirely developed and the bone is less dense! For aged people, recovery and healing time typically takes longer.
Regular visits at TRU Dentistry Austin let your dentist check your wisdom tooth and your oral health if the tooth does not require to be extracted.
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Before your wisdom teeth are removed, the teeth and the surrounding tissue will be anesthetized. A wisdom tooth that has entirely erupted through the gum can be extracted easily. However, a wisdom tooth that is below the gums and rooted in the jawbone will need an incision into the gums and then elimination of the section of bone that lies over the tooth. Commonly, a tooth in this condition is extracted in tiny sections instead of being removed in one piece. This is to reduce the amount of bone that requires to be removed to pull the tooth out.
If you’re looking for a ‘Dentist near Me’ in TX, and wish for hassle-free treatments, then do visit us at 2708 South Lamar Boulevard, Suite 100A, Austin, TX 78704 for your tooth extraction!
Cure after Extraction
- Stick to liquids and soft foods for some days.
- Avoid smoking, chewing gums or using straws.