Doctors for Wisdom Teeth in Poovattuparamba, Kochi
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Adults can have up to 32 teeth. The wisdom teeth are the last to appear, right at the back of the mouth. They usually appear between 17 and 25, although sometimes they appear many years later. People often have jaws that are too small for all 32 teeth to fit - 28 is often the most we have room for. So if all the other teeth are present and healthy there may not be enough space for the wisdom teeth to come through properly.
HOW IS WISDOM TEETH DIAGNOSED?
A tooth extraction is a relatively routine procedure. The dentist or a dental specialist, called an oral maxillofacial surgeon, will recommend either local anesthesia, if the teeth are erupted, or IV sedation or general anesthesia, if the teeth are impacted. The oral surgeon will recommend the best anesthetic option to the person who is having their wisdom teeth extracted.
HOW IS WISDOM TEETH TREATED?
If the wisdom teeth are erupted, the tooth (or teeth) will be removed. If the wisdom teeth are impacted and embedded in the bone, the oral surgeon will put an incision into the gums and remove the tooth or teeth in sections in order to minimize the amount of bone being removed. If surgery is completed, swelling and tenderness in the face and neck are common, as is bruising. Ice packs and pain medications prescribed by the dentist or oral surgeon will help.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wisdom teeth that are not removed should continue to be monitored because the potential for developing problems later on still exists. As people age, they are at greater risk for health problems—and that includes potential problems with their wisdom teeth.