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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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.

 

Schedule your Appointment NOW!!!

CALL: 9000021174