ARE YOU IGNORING YOUR WISDOM TOOTH PAIN?

Concerns with wisdom teeth are fairly common these days and the thought of not having them removed because they do not have any effect to rest of the teeth and jaw is also common among people but the fact is wisdom tooth can cause problems to surrounding structures. Hence having them extracted sooner rather than later can prevent upcoming problems in the future.

FIVE THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN IF THE PAINFUL WISDOM TOOTH IS NOT REMOVED:

SEVERE INFECTION AND PAIN:

When the wisdom tooth is impacted, they are trapped below your gum line which leads to food lodgement making it a breeding ground for bacteria leading to gum infection which can be very painful, sometimes which might not even be controlled by pain killers.Such bacterial infection can cause pericoronitis, acute abscess with symptoms intensifying to severe pain, swelling and fever in some cases.

EFFECT TO THE ADJACENT TOOTH:

The location of the wisdom tooth itself can make the teeth difficult to care for. This becomes greater potential for decay of the wisdom tooth as well as the healthy tooth adjacent to it.  In case of horizontal and mesioangular impactions, the angle in which the wisdom tooth grows causes decay to the root of adjacent tooth.

 

 

  • CHEEK BITE:

When there is no adequate space for wisdom teeth to erupt into a proper position, it then erupts sideways towards the cheek causing trauma to the inner lining of cheek. This continuous trauma to the cheek may lead to crack in the lining of the mucosa. This chronic cheek biting can cause redness, painful soars leading to difficulty in eating and opening of mouth.

  • CYST FORMATION:

A cyst may develop around the crown of the tooth when it is enclosed in the jaw and cannot fully emerge. This can cause damage to not only the tooth but also the bone. When the cyst grows larger than 2 centimetres in diameter, you may notice:

  • Swelling
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth displacement

 

If you look inside your mouth, you may also notice a small bump. If the cyst causes tooth displacement, you might also see gaps slowly forming between your teeth.

 

  • CROWDING:

If there is no enough space in your jaw for the wisdom teeth to erupt, they come at a different angle causing your teeth to shift. Over time, this can change your existing beautiful, straight smile into one where teeth are crooked or unevenly spaced. And if you are a person who has spent years into correcting your misaligned teeth, then this wisdom tooth will create havoc and ruins years of hard work.

If you are experiencing any one of these five issues, we advise you to visit a dentist ASAP! The dentist will examine advice and give you the best possible solution.

At THE DENTAL SPECIALISTS, we thrive to be your first choice for dental care. Our team has years of experience and is dedicated to provide a comfortable option for your dental needs.

 

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DOES WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL CHANGE SHAPE OF YOUR FACE OR GUMS/BONE?

A common misconception among patients when it comes to wisdom tooth extraction is that, the shape of their face will get altered and you might feel the same.

This is the most frequently asked question to our doctors but you will be glad to hear that changes to the shape of the face are highly unlikely.

The wisdom tooth is enclosed within the jaw bone and gums. Since the wisdom tooth is a partially or fully enclosed structure, the shape of the face is not altered. During the procedure bone structure is not disturbed and there will be no removal of muscles or fat those are responsible for the shape of your face in the process of extraction. In cases of partial or full bony impactions, a small amount of jaw bone will be removed. That bone loss is very minimal and in no way it is going to affect your facial shape.

But you might notice some temporary changes following wisdom tooth removal.

Changes may appear while recovering from wisdom tooth extraction and in weeks after. If your wisdom tooth was causing you trouble from before, your face may have already been a bit puffed up. And following procedure, you may have little bit swelling. But once the swelling goes down your face will go back looking as before.

The removal of the wisdom tooth does not impact bone as the density of the bone is more at the back of the mouth. Therefore, wisdom tooth removal doesn’t not impact your jawbone or its shape.

You might feel that your face is looking slimmer after the surgery which will be mainly because of few things such as:

The face looking thinner after the swelling goes down.

You are given a restricted diet and you intend to eat less during recovery, so weight loss usually          shows up first in the face. Your face tends to go back to normal once you go back your normal              diet.

Natural aging of the face can be confused with the removal of wisdom tooth.

 

Benefits of wisdom tooth extraction:

Extracting wisdom teeth can help patients relieve of pain and discomfort caused by teeth that are impacted or have fully erupted. This procedure offers many benefits to the patient such as:

 Less risk of get cavities in your back teeth, because wisdom teeth cause excessive crowding of other teeth within the mouth, making it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene ending up getting cavities in the back molars. By extracting wisdom tooth early on, it will reduce the risk of getting cavities in hard-to-reach places.

Improved bite: During your initial examination, doctor will determine whether your wisdom teeth will affect your bite if allowed to erupt fully.

 If you have spent years to correct your smile in braces, your wisdom teeth could wreak havoc on those results later on. In order to keep your perfect smile intact, it is important to remove those pesky wisdom teeth before they become a problem.

Keeps gum healthy: Most of the times, wisdom tooth does not have enough space to erupt causing them to become fully or partially impacted. This partially impacted wisdom tooth leaves a flap of gum over it allowing bacteria to fester and cause infection. Extracting your wisdom tooth will alleviate this problem and protect your gum health.

As there are many benefits of having wisdom tooth extraction and as mentioned there might be a bit change in your face shape post removal but the swelling will go down in the following days.

            While the prospect of facial changes due to wisdom tooth extraction may seem scary, our team of experts THE DENTAL SPECIALISTS is here to help you. Our dentists will take time to speak with you about post-operative care and ensure that your risk of facial changes is as low as possible.

At THE DENTAL SPECIALISTS, we value your oral health and well-being above all else. If you have any questions or concerns regarding wisdom tooth extraction or how it may affect your facial structure, please feel free to contact us today.

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DO YOU HAVE SEVERE PAIN AT THE BACK/CORNER OF YOUR MOUTH?

The excruciating pain you are feeling at the back of the mouth which lingers towards the ear and head might be because of wisdom tooth. The gums around the wisdom tooth can be infected and swollen which can cause such pain. As the swelling is present close to the muscles that control your jaw, simple acts like chewing and swallowing can be extremely difficult.

In such case we strongly recommend you to visit a dentist, who will examine and provide you with best possible solution.

Wisdom tooth can be completely impacted or partially erupted. In such partially erupted cases, the gums overlapping the top of the tooth like a flap which gets inflamed and swollen because of the accumulation of food particles and plaque. It then becomes a growing ground for bacteria. Such flap is known as operculum and that condition is known pericoronitis.

 

Pericoronitis can make mouth opening difficult and sometimes this infection can lead to pus discharge from the gums. Some people may develop bad breath and unpleasant taste and if left untreated the infection may spread to jaw and neck.

 

 

TREATING PERICORONITIS :

Treating pericoronitis depends upon the how severe your condition is.

Mild:

Patients with mild infection can find relief by using saltwater rinse or mouthwash.

Moderate:

Moderate pericoronitis may require additional treatment like deep cleaning and antibiotics. Pain killers will reduce pain and swelling, which can help you feel at ease.

Severe:

For patients with severe infection, the gum flap above the partially erupted tooth must be removed surgically or laser assisted to prevent food particles and bacteria from getting lodged in it. This procedure is known as Operculectomy.

When there is re-occurrence of pericoronitis or if the wisdom tooth is impacted at a different angle which won’t be able to erupt correctly into normal position, then removal of such tooth is the best option.

 

 

 

REMOVAL OF WISDOM TOOTH:

When the wisdom tooth is fully erupted but is giving trouble, can be removed by Simple extraction. It is a procedure where the dentist will give you local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth, so that you won’t feel pain, just pressure during the procedure and then the erupted tooth is loosened using a instrument called elevator and then pulled out using a instrument known as dental forceps.

When the wisdom tooth is lying under the bone (Impacted) then it needs to be removed surgically, it is known as Surgical extraction.

You will receive local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth to be removed. A small cut is made in the gum to access it, a small piece of bone covering the bone is needed to be removed, and then the tooth might be cut into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove. After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Some stitches dissolve overtime and some have to be removed after few days.

If you are experiencing such severe pain, we advise you to visit a dentist ASAP! The dentist will examine advice and give you the best possible solution.

At THE DENTAL SPECIALISTS, we thrive to be your first choice for dental care. Our team has years of experience and is dedicated to provide a comfortable option for your dental needs.

 

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WHAT ARE IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH AND THEIR TYPES?

                     Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt at back of our mouth which usually takes place during late teens and early adulthood. Wisdom teeth were of a valuable asset to our ancestors, giving more chewing power as they used to eat rough and raw food. As a result of evolution, our eating habits have changed leading to a much narrow and smaller jaws. This lack of space gives wisdom teeth no room to erupt hence making them trapped inside the gums and jawbone. Such trapped wisdom teeth are known as impacted wisdom teeth.

 

Wisdom teeth are sometimes partially impacted meaning some part of the tooth breaks through the gums and the remaining part of the teeth being inside the gums or completely impacted where the tooth does not break through the gums and is completely inside the gums. These wisdom teeth get impacted in different angles; let’s know more about the different types of impactions.

 

Types of impacted wisdom teeth:

Mesial impaction:

Mesial impactions are the most commonly occurring impactions; they usually occur as partial impactions. The tooth erupts at an angle towards the tooth present in front. They are angled from 1 to 90 degrees; the teeth with smaller angle are monitored closely, while the ones with angle closer to 90 are likely to be extracted as they might cause damage to the adjacent tooth and the surrounding. They are commonly known as angular impactions.

MESIAL IMPACTION

 

Distal impaction:

Distal impactions are the rarest form of impactions. The tooth erupts at an angle towards the back of the mouth. They can be partially or completely impacted. Like mesial impacted teeth, distal impactions are also known as angular impactions. The need for extraction depends upon the degree of the tooth angle.

 

Horizontal impaction:

Horizontal impaction occurs when the tooth is completely impacted horizontally inside the gums. They cause a lot of trouble as grow at the right angle to the front tooth, in spite there being no space, they tend to pressure the adjacent tooth. They are the most painful type of impaction. To reduce the pain and control the damage to the adjacent tooth, they must be extracted.

                                                           

Vertical impaction:

Vertical impaction is when the tooth is in correct position to erupt, parallel to the adjacent tooth, but is underneath the gums. There is a high chance that it will erupt into normal position without causing any problem but sometimes there is a need for extraction when the tooth exerts pressure on the root of the adjacent tooth or when the erupted tooth is expected to cause overcrowding.

 

These are the most common types of impaction of wisdom teeth. Sometimes these impacted teeth cause trouble and sometimes they don’t show any symptoms.

 

The most common symptoms to look out for are:

  • Swollen and painful gums behind the last molar
  • Pain at the back of mouth.
  • Pain radiating from corner of jaw towards the ear.
  • Bleeding gums behind last molar.
  • Unable to open mouth.

 

If you are facing any of these symptoms related to wisdom teeth, we strongly recommend you to visit a dentist who will give you exact idea about what are the problem and its solution.

                                                                         

At THE DENTAL SPECIALISTS, we thrive to be your first choice for dental care. Our team has years of experience and is dedicated to provide a comfortable option for all your dental needs.

 

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WHEN DO WISDOM TOOTH ERUPT?

                   Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to erupt in very back of the mouth. These are the last permanent teeth to appear, usually in the late teenage years or in early twenties, although they sometimes appear later. They got this name because they appear so late, much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably “wiser” than as a child.

Most people have four wisdom teeth each in one corner but, it is not uncommon for one or more of these teeth to not develop at all, where both of the scenarios are totally normal.

 

 

 

Some of the common indication your wisdom teeth are about to appear are:

  • Gum irritation and swelling in area behind the second molars.
  • Bleeding and tender gums.
  • Dull pain at back of the jaw which sometimes lingers up towards the ear.
  • Difficulty in opening the mouth.

 

The pain usually stays for few days and disappears but if it is persistently reoccurring at back of the mouth, we advise you to visit a dentist as this condition suggests that you are dealing with issues related to wisdom teeth.

 

For this matter, our professional team of dentists at THE DENTAL SPECIALISTS can help determine the exact problem, therefore offer advice and solution dependent on your specific needs.

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WISDOM TEETH –THIS GENERATION’S MAJOR PROBLEM?

Nowadays almost everyone is getting their wisdom teeth removed but have you ever thought, why do we even get them in first place? You will be astonished to know that wisdom teeth were an important asset to our ancestors.

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In earlier days, our ancestors didn’t have fancy tools like knives and forks to cut the food nor they had the facilities to cook, because of that they needed to chew rough and hard foods like plants, nuts and raw meat. So they required broader jaw in which wisdom teeth grew with no difficulties. This gave more chewing power.

Nowadays, most of our food is soft, cooked and processed which does not need much of chewing leading to smaller and narrower jaws, leaving no room for wisdom teeth to grow.  

Although wisdom teeth were of great use to our ancestors, they have become a problem to our generation. Our jaws have become smaller meaning all our 32 teeth cannot fit in, causing them to grow sideways, erupt partially or get trapped inside the jawbone. Even if they grow with no issues, being far back at the mouth makes cleaning them adequately a problem.

If you are facing any of these symptoms related to wisdom teeth, we strongly recommend you to visit a dentist who will give you exact idea about what is the problem and its solution.

At THE DENTAL SPECIALISTS, we thrive to be your first choice for dental care. Our team has years of experience and is dedicated to provide a comfortable option for all your dental needs.

For Appointment call: 9000021174