Wisdom teeth are the third and last molars on each side of the upper and lower jaws. They are also the final teeth to erupt, they usually come in when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth that only partially emerge or come in crooked can also lead to painful crowding and disease.
HOW IS WISDOM TEETH DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a dentist who would observe the symptoms and also do an X-ray to check its location.
HOW IS WISDOM TEETH TREATED?
Usually treatments for wisdom teeth include their removal through minor surgical procedures. If it is too small and is not bothering you then you can also leave it. Medicines are given for pain relief and fever.
DID YOU KNOW?
After a tooth is extracted a blood clot forms in the tooth socket and seals the area so that it can heal. A dry socket occurs during the first five days after extraction, when the blood clot breaks down or is dislodged, it exposes the bone and nerves of the tooth. Only 2 to 5% of people will develop a dry socket.