Your third molars also known as wisdom teeth, erupt when you are around 17-25 years old.
They are called wisdom teeth because, by the time they erupt, you are supposedly someone who has attained wisdom.
These large teeth are located at the back part of the mouth and are the last to erupt.
Wisdom teeth can erupt later than expected or even not erupt at all. But whether or not they erupt, your teeth still can fully function either way.
Unfortunately, certain factors can lead to the need of wisdom teeth removal. The most common is impacted, or when the tooth cannot properly erupt in its position. When this happens, extraction necessary before it can lead to more serious dental issues. At Mayfield Dental Care, wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure. We have years of training and experience concerning this procedure. Hence there’s nothing to worry about.
Common Reasons For Wisdom Tooth Removal
When there is not enough room in the mouth for the tooth to erupt, the result is an impacted tooth. It pushes its neighbouring tooth causing swelling and pain.
Impaction has four types, namely:
- Vertical –third molars can’t break through the gum line.
- Mesioangular –most common and happens 44% of the time. The wisdom tooth has developed at an angle, pushing the rest of the teeth forward.
- Horizontal – the wisdom tooth grows at a 90 degree-angle, which approaches the roots of the second molars.
- Distoangular –the tooth is angled backwards.
Erupted wisdom tooth could be covered with gum tissue or flaps. Food can be trapped here leading to decay and abscess.
Cysts may form and surround the newly erupted wisdom tooth. When left unattended, the cyst can hollow out your jawbone and damage your nerves.
Aside from pushing other teeth, an impacted wisdom tooth can also cause crowding causing and damage to previous dental works.
Problems Caused By A Problematic Wisdom Tooth
- Tooth decay
- Dental abscess
- Swelling or sore gums
- Intense tooth pain
- Difficulty in opening the mouth
Wisdom Tooth Solutions At Mayfield Dental Care
Extraction or removal is the only option when it comes to a problematic wisdom tooth. The procedure only takes around 45 minutes and is completely safe and painless.
Your dentist will have to inject you with anaesthesia to numb you before the surgery. Since this is a surgery, your Mayfield Dental Care dentist will look into your medical history before the procedure. You have the option to seek second opinion from an equally qualified dentist.
Using the result from the X-ray may make an incision in your gums to remove the tooth. A stitch is done afterwards to close the wound. The stitches used will just dissolve after a few days.
Safe And Secure Extraction At Mayfield Dental Care
Don’t waste time if you have an impacted wisdom tooth. Call and visit us immediately before it can ruin your smile. At Mayfield Dental Care, we make sure that the procedure is safe and secure. We have years of training and experience as proof.