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IMPACTED WISDOM TOOTH ? CONSULT US FOR wisdom Tooth Extraction

Sometimes, impacted wisdom teeth may cause intense pain to patients. This pain is due to infection or pressure on adjoining teeth. This pain is alleviated by the surgical extraction of the impacted tooth.

Surgical extraction of impacted teeth procedure: 

  • Before the procedure, we do an X-ray of your teeth.
  • After treatment planning and any required investigation, we give local anesthesia.
  • To avoid post-procedure infection, we keep our dental operatory completely clean and sterile. 
  • In the case of after surgery, some patients have some swelling on their faces. That will ease with treatment. Sometimes we prescribe antibiotics for that. With wisdom tooth extractions, you may have some swelling after the procedure and some discomfort that can be eased with over-the-counter painkillers. When gum disease or periodontitis has progressed to a serious stage, antibiotics are given to lower the risk of infection spreading. 

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

  • The wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars located at the back of the mouth. These teeth typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood, usually between the ages of 17 and 25.

 

  • Due to evolutionary changes in diet and jaw size over time, many people's mouths are too small to accommodate the extra set of molars properly. As a result, wisdom teeth may become impacted, meaning they do not have enough room to fully emerge through the gum line. This can lead to pain, swelling, infection, and even damage to adjacent teeth and bone.

 

  • As a preventive measure, we recommend removing wisdom teeth if there is a high likelihood of complications or if they are already causing issues. Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, but it is good to be evaluated to avoid any problems in the future, like damage to neighboring teeth, pain, or infection.

WHAT PROBLEMS CAN A WISDOM TOOTH CAUSE?

Wisdom teeth can cause several problems, especially when there is not enough space in the mouth for them to erupt properly.

  • Impacted wisdom teeth: Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to various problems, including pain, swelling, and infection.

 

  • Pain and discomfort: Even if wisdom teeth are not impacted, they can still cause pain and discomfort as they try to push through the gums and align with the rest of the teeth.

 

  • Gum problems: Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth, making them difficult to clean properly. This can lead to gum inflammation (gingivitis) and the formation of gum pockets, which can trap food particles and bacteria, increasing the risk of gum disease.

 

  • Crowding: If there is not enough space in the jaw for the wisdom teeth to emerge, they can push against the existing teeth, causing crowding and misalignment.

 

  • Cysts and tumors: In some cases, fluid-filled cysts or benign tumors may form around impacted wisdom teeth, potentially damaging the surrounding bone and teeth.

 

  • Tooth decay: Wisdom teeth are challenging to clean due to their location at the back of the mouth, making them more susceptible to tooth decay and cavities.

 

  • Sinus problems: Upper wisdom teeth that are close to the sinuses can sometimes lead to sinus pain, pressure, or congestion.

 

  • Eruption cysts: A sac of fluid may form over the crown of a partially erupted wisdom tooth, leading to pain and infection.

Here are some common reasons why wisdom tooth removal is recommended

There are various signs and symptoms where fillings can be required. The symptoms could be as below:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth: If your wisdom teeth do not have enough space to fully emerge through the gums or are growing in at an angle, they may become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infection, and other oral health issues.
  • Crowding: Wisdom teeth can sometimes cause crowding and shifting of adjacent teeth, potentially affecting your bite and overall dental alignment.
  • Gum problems: Partially erupted wisdom teeth can create pockets around the gum line, making it difficult to clean and increasing the risk of gum disease and infection.
  • Tooth decay: Wisdom teeth are more challenging to clean due to their location at the back of the mouth, which can increase the risk of tooth decay.
  • Cysts or tumors: In rare cases, cysts or tumors may develop around impacted wisdom teeth, potentially causing damage to the jawbone and nearby teeth.

However, not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. If your wisdom teeth are healthy, fully erupted, properly positioned, and do not cause any issues, Dr. Renu Chaudhary may recommend monitoring them regularly through check-ups and X-rays.

Cost of wisdom tooth removal in jaipur

  • The cost of wisdom tooth removal in Jaipur, India, can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the number of wisdom teeth being removed, the dental clinic's location, the dentist's experience, and any additional services required.

 

  • On average, the cost of wisdom tooth removal in Jaipur can range from around INR 5,000 to INR 8,000 per tooth.

Frequently ASKED questions about wisdom tooth removal

Q 1: What is wisdom tooth removal?

Wisdom tooth removal is a dental procedure that involves the extraction of one or more wisdom teeth to address issues like impaction, crowding, decay, or other potential complications.

Q 2: Does everyone need their wisdom teeth removed?

No, not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. Some people's wisdom teeth come in properly and do not cause any problems. It depends on the individual's oral health, the position of the wisdom teeth, and potential complications.

Q 3: At what age should I get my wisdom teeth removed?

The age for wisdom tooth removal varies, but it is often recommended in late adolescence or early adulthood when the wisdom teeth typically start to emerge (usually between 17 and 25 years old).

Q 4: Is wisdom tooth removal painful?

The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia to ensure the patient's comfort. Patients may experience some discomfort and swelling after the surgery, but pain can be managed with prescribed medications.

Q 5: How long does it take to recover from wisdom tooth removal?

Recovery time varies from person to person, but most people can expect to recover within a week or so. Initially, there may be some swelling and discomfort, but it should gradually subside over the following days.

Q 6: Are there any risks associated with wisdom tooth removal?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved with wisdom tooth removal, such as bleeding, infection, nerve injury, and dry socket (a painful condition that can occur if the blood clot in the extraction site is dislodged).

Q 7: Can I eat normally after wisdom tooth removal?

After the procedure, you'll likely need to stick to a soft-food diet for a few days. As you heal, you can gradually reintroduce solid foods. It's essential to avoid foods that can get stuck in the extraction site or cause discomfort.

Q 8: How long does the procedure take?

The duration of the wisdom tooth removal procedure depends on the complexity of the case (e.g., the position and condition of the teeth). It can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more.

Q 9: What should I do to prepare for wisdom tooth removal?

Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide you with specific instructions, but generally, you may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for a certain period before the procedure and to arrange for someone to drive you home afterward if you're under sedation or anesthesia.

Q 10: Can I go back to work or school after the procedure?

Most people can return to work or school after a couple of days, depending on their comfort level.

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