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Do Your Wisdom Teeth Really Have to Come Out?

Dr. Ratnika Agarwal 91% (282 ratings)
BDS, Certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry, Certified in Orthodontics, Certification in Prosthodontics & Periodontology, Advanced Endotontic Course On Root Canal
Dentist, Pune
Do Your Wisdom Teeth Really Have to Come Out?

Do Your Wisdom Teeth Really Have to Come Out? 

How to recognize when there's a problem

Once you’ve moved into your late teen years, you may think the teeth you see are the only teeth you’ll ever get. But there’s a strong possibility that isn’t true.

Your wisdom teeth can still break through, or erupt, even in early adulthood.

Knowing more about your wisdom teeth and how they behave can make it easier to deal with problems that arise and the need for extraction. Here, we answer common questions that our patients ask about wisdom teeth:

Q: Does everyone have wisdom teeth?

A: No, not everyone is born with a full complement of teeth. In fact, the wisdom teeth are the most common congenitally missing teeth.

Q: How do you know when there’s a problem with your wisdom teeth?

A: Pain in the upper or lower jaw can often be the first sign that your wisdom teeth are causing problems. You may feel a sensation of pressure in the back of your mouth. Also, the gum tissue around the erupting wisdom tooth often becomes sensitive, swollen and inflamed.

However, you may also feel no pain at all.  But the absence of pain doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t a problem. “A lot of folks don’t have any symptoms,”. “That’s why you should have your wisdom teeth examined by a dentist to determine if extraction is appropriate.”

Q: Is removal always necessary?

A: If your wisdom teeth are impacted, thereby preventing adequate oral hygiene, it’s often best to have them removed.

Teeth that erupt in an upright and functional position often don’t need to be removed,  as long as they cause no pain and aren’t associated with decay or gum disease.

However, even wisdom teeth that come incorrectly can develop problems over time because they are so far back in the mouth and difficult to clean. So if you keep your wisdom teeth, be sure to brush and floss them well, and see your dentist regularly.

Q: What happens when a wisdom tooth is impacted?

A: It’s common for people to have impacted wisdom teeth. These teeth are buried, either partially or completely, in the soft tissue or jaw bone, and are more susceptible to disease and other problems.

The problem is you can’t clean impacted wisdom teeth properly, so they can start to decay, and you can develop gum disease. Although less common, cysts or tumors can also develop around impacted teeth.

Dentists generally evaluate impacted teeth on a case-by-case basis to determine whether to remove them, he adds. If a tooth is fully impacted in bone and X-rays show that eruption is unlikely, your dentist will often recommend removal to prevent future problems.

Q: What problems can occur after removal?

A: Mild to moderate pain is normal and expected after an extraction, but a few other complications are also possible. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect and how your doctor would likely treat each possibility:

  • Pain. Some pain and swelling are likely to occur with all extractions. In most cases, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories paired with a limited dose of narcotic medications can help control most pain. Ice is recommended for the first 24 hours to minimize swelling.
  • Dry socket. Though rare, this is one of the most common true complications following surgery. It typically occurs four to seven days after a tooth is extracted when the blood clot needed for healing dissolves too soon. Your dentist likely will treat it with an oral antiseptic solution or a specialized dressing depending on the severity of pain.
  • Subperiosteal abscess. This is a pus pocket that develops when bone and tissue debris are trapped between the healing extraction socket and the tissue covering the bone. Your dentist can drain the abscess and provide you with antibiotics to help clear up any infection.
  • Bacterial infections. Postoperative bacterial infections are rare, occurring in fewer than 6 percent of all cases. Your dentist may give you a dose of antibiotics before surgery to sidestep problems with infection. After surgery, antiseptic mouth rinses or additional antibiotic regimens are sometimes needed.

Q: Is there any way to avoid problems with your wisdom teeth?

A: Ultimately, you have little control over your wisdom teeth. “Other than keeping up with oral hygiene and going to the dentist on a regular basis, there are not much patients can or need to do,” 

 

Dealing With Wisdom Tooth?

Dr. Puneet Kansal 90% (928 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Dealing With Wisdom Tooth?

Why is wisdom tooth removal necessary?

1.Sinus Issues: Problems with wisdom teeth can lead to sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.
2.Damage to other teeth: That extra set of molars can push your other teeth around, causing jaw pain,and crowding of teeth.
3.Jaw damage: Cysts can form around the new teeth. If they aren't treated, they can hollow out your jaw and cause nerve damage.
4.Inflamed Gums: Tissue around the area can swell and may be hard to clean.
5.Cavities: Swollen gums can create pockets between teeth that help bacteria grow and cavities form.
6.Alignment: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with crowding of other teeth and even make treatment to straighten other teeth necessary.
Evaluation of your wisdom teeth will be done upon your initial exam. Depending on the severity of impaction, your extraction is planned.

Lower wisdom teeth are horizontal and near to nerve according to x ray Is it safe to for wisdom tooth extraction from pg student in dental college? Ct scan necessary?

Dr. Shyam Padmanabhan 92% (13 ratings)
BDS, MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology
Dentist, Bangalore
Lower wisdom teeth are horizontal and near to nerve according to x ray
Is it safe to for wisdom tooth extraction from...
Before undergoing the extraction it is advisable to obtain a CBCT image of the affected site. The extraction can be done with caution by a PG under the strict guidance of a faculty.
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Dental consultation. I have removed my wisdom teeth and hope root of the teeth is yet to be removed.

Dr. Isha Malhotra 93% (6447 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dental consultation. I have removed my wisdom teeth and hope root of the teeth is yet to be removed.
Kindly get an x-ray done to understand situation well .if root still left. Kindly get it removed by dentist.
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Hi sir. I am suffering from oral lichen planus. First it was on buccal area near wisdom teeth but after applying tess ointment it vanished in few days. Then after a long time it was again on tongue and still there till date and also mild near other side wisdom teeth shall I again apply tess or any other treatments. Please advise me.

BDS
Dentist, Kochi
Hi sir.
I am suffering from oral lichen planus. First it was on buccal area near wisdom teeth but after applying tess...
Topical corticosteroids are the treatment of oral lichen planus although rarely, corticosteroids may be administered intralesionally for a focal lesion or systemically for diffuse lesions.
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How To Prevent Cheek Biting?

Dr. Puneet Kansal 90% (928 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
How To Prevent Cheek Biting?

The only remedy is to get the wisdom teeth extracted. As such they don't serve any purpose like chewing and in your case, they are placed buccally (cheek side) and maintaining hygiene around them too is difficult. They would harm your cheek, neighboring the more important functional tooth.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Gets Impacted?

Dr. Puneet Kansal 90% (928 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Gets Impacted?

Nowadays, the food we eat are finer, so our jaw bone grow smaller, but the size of our teeth remain the same. Wisdom teeth are the ones which come out the last. There usually will be inadequate room for their eruption. As a result, they grow impacted, making your more susceptible to dental issues like caries and inflammation. You have to visit a dentist and get a thorough check-up to find out whether your wisdom teeth need extracting or not. If so, have them removed in a timely manner, in order to prevent bigger problems down the road.

What is wisdom teeth (अक्कल दाढ)?And what relation with maturity? I have cross 19 age but I not have come wisdom teeth? Then I will not mature person? What can I do for come?

Dr. Anupreet Kaur Choudhury 91% (8669 ratings)
BDS, MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Kolkata
What is wisdom teeth (अक्कल दाढ)?And what relation with maturity?
I have cross 19 age but I not have come wisdom teet...
Wisdom teeth are the third molars 2 in each jaw, they have no relation with maturity, so there is no need for you to worry about it. Some wisdom teeth remain impacted throughout life, that is they stay inside the bone of mandible and never come out in the mouth.
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I had my operation on wisdom teeth which was impacted and removed successfully, but after operation I feel sensitivity in ear. I think it's gap of Chik. It's been 2 days after stitches removed. What should we do now?

Dr. Isha Malhotra 93% (6447 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I had my operation on wisdom teeth which was impacted and removed successfully, but after operation I feel sensitivit...
Just rinse your mouth with Luke warm water and salt and betadine mouthwash .. rinse two times a day for a month .. all will be well don't worry.
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