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Wisdom Teeth Extraction


Wisdom teeth eruption causes a lot of dental problems. Wisdom teeth or the third molar teeth generally arise between the ages of 17 and 25 years, or still later. Wisdom teeth are the last set of permanent molar to appear. Most people will have four teeth, one on each side of the jaw. Some people are born with wisdom teeth without causing pain or other problems. Wisdom teeth, when erupted partially, cause a lot of pain and dental complications. The impacted wisdom tooth is impacted due to lack of space in the jaw, which can lead to decay in the adjacent teeth.

Wisdom tooth doesn’t erupt usually inside the jaw bone. They can grow in the wrong direction, coming out sideways at various angles in the jaw. Wisdom teeth may erupt partly and can remain trapped inside the bone causing severe pain and discomfort. When wisdom teeth erupt through the jaw, there is sufficient growth at the back of the jaw to support these teeth. As a result, the wisdom tooth may crowd the roots of the nearby teeth. This affects the jawline, and interfere with activities such as chewing and biting. The impacted wisdom teeth cause severe pain and damage to other teeth.

Food particles get stuck in the wisdom tooth hole causing tooth decay and damage. If food particles are not removed, it may cause cysts around the wisdom tooth that can damage the structure of the jawbone. A dentist will usually recommend extraction of wisdom teeth if they are impacted to protect the oral health of the patient. Wisdom teeth extraction treatment is performed by qualified dental professionals or a qualified oral surgeon. There are two types of wisdom teeth removal procedure, depending on the condition of the teeth. The tooth extraction dentist will give either local or general anesthesia to avoid discomfort during the procedure. If the tooth fully erupts, then the gum tissue in the surrounding teeth often loosens, and the tooth is jerked downward and forward, and fully erupting through the gum. Some people may not have a fully erupted wisdom tooth and may be deeply embedded in the jaw. Removal is complicated when the wisdom teeth is significantly buried in the gum and bone tissue.

With this tooth extraction treatment, a small incision is made in the bone of the impacted wisdom tooth, and then removing your wisdom tooth into small fragments. Dissolvable stitches are used to close the incision or wound. Immediately after the procedure and for the next few days the person should eat soft food to make a speedy recovery.

If you have questions or concerns, please discuss with our dentist in Fremont on the wisdom tooth extraction procedure. They will recommend and create a treatment plan for your unique needs. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

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