Impacted Wisdom Tooth
Aside from the common dilemma of tooth decays and broken teeth, impacted ones is also a real problem in oral health. As a result, Wisdom Tooth Removal is widely performed in oral surgery.
Impacted teeth commonly come from the section of third molars such as wisdom teeth. While any teeth can be impacted, wisdom teeth have the tendency to fall into these cases. When an adult tooth fails to erupt, it can cause odd angles of tooth development or it can press against another tooth.
As a solution, dentists generally recommend Odontectomy or Wisdom Tooth Removal. It refers to the surgical removal of a tooth that is partially or totally embedded in the bone. Dentists will have to remove the bone that surrounds the teeth before they can force extraction.
- First off, the dentist will give you the needed anesthesia. As usual, any shot can sting a bit, so it’s a good thing to expect it.
- Next, the dentist will make a surgical flap in your gums to reach the bone of your teeth.
- This sounds daunting, but the dentist will then remove any bones that can hinder the removal of the tooth. It will also help her to see the tooth.
- Once the bones are removed, she will section the tooth to easily extract it from the socket. By sectioning, the impacted tooth will be taken piece by piece.
- To close the extraction site, the dentist will pour saline solution to clear any residue tissue and bones. Lastly, she will put the surgical flap and close it by stitches.
Odontectomy sounds downright painful. But, no worries, Dr. Keith’s Dental Clinic have an aesthetic and intensive knowledge in oral surgery. Wisdom tooth removal in Malolos Bulacan will never be painful again for you.
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WHAT QUALIFIES AS AN IMPACTED TOOTH
- Grow at an angle toward the next tooth
- Grow at a “lying down” position within the jawbone.
- Grow trapped within the jawbone.
- Grow at an angle toward the back of the mouth.
PREPARING BEFORE THE SURGERY
Preparation is a good thing to practice if you’re undergoing a tooth surgery.
- Questions to ask your dentist or surgeon. It’s important that you know all the information of the procedure. Ask your dentist right away what exactly the surgery entails.
- There are certain conditions that can prevent you from having this surgery.
It’s best that you tell your dentist immediately of any health problems you have. Talk about your medication, drugs, and supplement you are taking.
- In Odontectomy, you can choose to be shot by anesthesia and be numb or you can choose to sleep through the surgery.
- In wisdom tooth removal, even though it’s a surgery, is a one-day procedure. Arrange an after-care plan for your surgery. Have someone to drive you home or accompany you. You’ll feel nauseated as an effect of local anesthesia.
AFTER THE SURGERY
- Avoid strenuous physical activity as long as the pain continues. This can help your extracted socket to heal.
- Only drink water. Avoid sugared drinks. Using straw can also dislodge a blood clot from the socket due to the sucking action.
- Consume soft foods for the next 24 hours.
- If there is pain present, take the prescribed medication by your dentist. Holding a cold pack to your jaw can also help to relieve the pain.
- Routinely check the gauze over your extraction site. Replace it if needed.
- For the first 24 hours, avoid brushing and using mouthwash.
- Avoid smoking as long as the surgery is still healing. Smoking can hinder recovery.
- If you have stitches in your extraction site, have a licensed dentist to take it out for you. There are stitches that will dissolve as it heals.
Recovery time depends on the severance of the surgery. In accordance with how many or how large the teeth need to be removed, the healing time varies from case to case. It’s best to ask your dentist regarding this.
Wisdom teeth are the baby teeth or the milk teeth. It has grown since birth. Usually, at the age of (?), it will fall out naturally, leaving rooms for the adult teeth to erupt and develop.
While it may not hurt when you’re 12-15, you can expect these teeth to produce pain in your adulthood. The misalignment of the third molars progresses over time. While all development is not the same, the end-result of these teeth is becoming misaligned. Thus, these cases will need wisdom teeth removal.