Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that most people get during their late adolescent period or early twenties. While some wisdom teeth set in without one realising its presence, some people may feel hurt or even fever due to the total eruption of gum and misalignment of teeth that grown to the wrong direction of the adjacent teeth. This condition is also known as impacted close teeth whereby the wisdom tooth causes overcrowding of teeth in the mouth leading to discomfort. The occurrence may affect gum infection, tooth decay and damage to other teeth as the process continues. Sometimes lymph glands under the jaw tend to become swollen and sore as a result of recurring infections. As such, wisdom tooth removal operation is essential to attenuate these dreadful oral problems. Our specialist surgeons will examine your teeth closely with xray and decided on the optimized wisdom tooth removal plan based on the development stage and position of the particular wisdom tooth. Generally, a wisdom tooth that is fully erupted through the gum can be extracted as easily as any other tooth with less administration of seductive anaesthetic and meds and lesser stitching. However, a wisdom tooth that is underneath the gum and has rooted in the jawbone will require an incision into the gum, subsequently removal of the fine wisdom tooth and the underlying bone portion. However, this procedure is painless after given anesthetic.
Care After Removal
After pulling out your wisdom tooth with surgical procedures, our surgeon would definitely advise on ways to take care of your dental health to prevent any complications and to speed up recovery. Pain and swelling are most likely to occur while there may also be bleeding. To control bleeding, lightly bite and press down on a bit of clean cotton pad and apply constant pressure repeatedly on the wound and stitches. However, you are highly recommended to visit and seek our consultation if severe bleeding occurs to keep your conditions checked. Within 24 hours after the extraction, teeth brushing, intense chew during eating, mouth rinsing and spitting should be stopped and avoided so as not to dislodge the blood clot on the healing gums. After which you can gently brush your teeth properly and rinse your mouth with warm salt water for a few days to keep hygienic. As for food intake, do not drink a soft diet or liquid food for a few days and hot and stimulating beverages such as coffee, tea, alcohol and soft drinks to avoid recovery failing. For pain management, pain reliever medicine given by us can be consumed or refer to the pharmacist’s opinion, recommendation and advice on suitable treatment. As to help with swelling, it is suggested to put an ice pack at the jaw area to relieve inflammation and ease discomfort. These are the earlier care measures to be followed during the recovery time.
Why wisdom tooth need to be removed?
Although wisdom tooth eruption does not necessarily call for a removal especially if it left only minor discomfort, people experiencing discomfort and a lot of pain originating from a wisdom tooth should have it removed. Not only will the pain started to be unbearable and reduce the quality of life, it is most likely to impact the gum and adjacent teeth causing gum infection, trauma as well as tooth decay problems. Sometimes wisdom tooth will be advised to remove for orthodontic purposes too. If you are thinking or planning to remove it, be sure to check and do some reviews with your dentist first.
What are the oral issues caused by wisdom tooth?
While some people have wisdom tooth growing horizontally without affecting the neighbouring teeth and root, overcrowding of teeth is most likely to occur when there isn’t sufficient space for the molar or the wisdom tooth grows at a misaligned angle position. This condition impacting the nearest neighbouring teeth and gum may lead to painful gum, gum infection, tooth decay, bad breath and damage to other teeth.
What is the recovery time after wisdom tooth removal?
Recovery time from pain or discomfort after a wisdom tooth was pulled is usually hours or few days following a wisdom tooth removal procedure. It may take several days to a few weeks of waiting for a person to be fully recovered back to normal based on individual condition but usually the discomfort feeling will only last a few days . During this period, we will advise on the do’s and don’ts in order to completely promote healing recovery and prevent any post-surgery complications.
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