Wisdom Tooth / Third Molar
Oral surgeons perform wisdom tooth removal. It is a regular procedure nowadays.
There are four wisdom teeth or third molars – two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw. Wisdom teeth usually start erupting after 18 years of age. Since they erupt after the completion of jaw growth, they usually don’t have sufficient place to erupt. So, many times they remain as trouble makers in our mouths. The partially erupted or unerupted wisdom teeth are called impacted wisdom teeth.
Complications Associated with Wisdom Teeth
- Pain while erupting
- swelling of gums adjacent to the tooth
- tooth decay due to difficulty in cleaning
- Damage to the adjacent permanent molar due to malpositioning of the wisdom tooth
- chronic cheek biting
- severe infections spreading to cheek and neck in case of long-term negligence
- Difficulty in opening the mouth due to pain and swelling
- Development of dentigerous cyst (a fluid-filled cavity in the bone) that grows at the expense of the bone.
An x-ray reveals the position of the impacted wisdom tooth helping us understand the difficulty of removing it and looking for any associated cyst.
Wisdom Tooth Removal in Hyderabad
When the wisdom tooth is straight in position, the gums around the erupting tooth swell and cause pain and food lodgement. In such cases, the adjacent gum tissue can be removed under local anesthesia. This will enable pain-free eruption of the tooth.
Surgical removal of impacted wisdom tooth
Mispositioned, troublesome impacted wisdom teeth should be removed surgically by removing a small amount of bone around the tooth. It is a complication-free procedure.
Dentigerous Cyst Removal
A dentigerous cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops around the impacted (unerupted tooth) damaging the bone. These cysts usually do not show any symptoms until they get infected or become very large. A dentigerous cyst should be treated surgically (the lining and contents of the cyst are removed). The entire procedure is done from within a mouth – so that there will be no chance of scar formation on the face.
Myths and Facts
Myth: Wisdom Tooth Removal is Harmful to the Brain.
This tooth is called a wisdom tooth only because it erupts after the growth has been completed. It doesn’t have any connection to the brain or eye.
Myth: Unerupted Wisdom Tooth sleeps inside the jaw forever.
Fact: No, even if the tooth is lying submerged completely in the bone, it still carries a significant risk of cyst formation and infection. So unerupted wisdom teeth should never be left untreated.
Myth: Jaw becomes week after surgical removal of wisdom tooth
Fact: Only 1mm to 2 mm bone around the tooth is removed during the procedure. So, there are no chances of jaw bone weakening. However, in the case of deeply submerged large teeth or in case of the large dentigerous cysts, adequate precautions will be taken during and after surgery to avoid weakening of the jaw.
Regular Tooth Removal
Tooth removal or dental extractions are routine procedures in dental facilities. No matter how simple your tooth extraction is, we will make sure that an oral surgeon takes care of you. Irrespective of how big or small the procedure is we believe in specialty practice. Learn more about “Single Tooth Implant”
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Is this a painful proceedure?
An oral surgeon performs this procedure under local or general anesthesia depending on the difficulty of extraction. So, it is definitely a pain-free procedure. Learn more about pain-free wisdom tooth removal
Will I be able to eat?
Yes, you will be able to eat, but with a little bit of discomfort for a couple of days. But having food is not a problem.
What if I have more than one impacted wisdom teeth.
Orthodontists or oral surgeons remove all four unerupted wisdom teeth at one appointment without any complications either under local or general anesthesia depending on the condition of the tooth and the patient’s choice.
Will dentigerous cyst reccur?
No, a properly treated dentigerous cyst does not recur. Bone forms in the cyst cavity within 8 months to 1 year. An X-ray confirms bone formation.
What is the right age for the removal of unerupted wisdom tooth?
The age for unerupted wisdom tooth removal is around 18 years. whenever an impacted wisdom tooth is identified, it is better to get it extracted at the earliest.
Are wisdom teeth the only unerupted teeth?
No. there can be other unerupted teeth as well. But they are not as common as wisdom teeth. When identified, any unerupted teeth should be removed or carefully observed for any pathologic changes.
Who should consider elective removal of wisdom teeth?
Women wishing to concieve or undergoing treatments for infertility issues should consider elective removal of wisdom tooth as they might trouble them during pregnancy or other related treatments.