In most cases, a tooth may need to be pulled when other, less radical procedures such as amalgams aor restoration make it impossible to imprudent to save your original tooth.

advanced anesthetic techniques today greatly minimize discomfort associated with tooth extraction.

First, the area surrounding the tooth is numbed to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, you are given a regimen to follow to ensure that no infection occurs and your gum tissues heal properly. in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.

avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. This includes smoking, rinsing your mouth vigorously, or drinking through a straw, the sucking action may promote swelling and opening of the extraction site. these activities could also dislodge the clot and delay healing.

For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently. For pain and swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. Ask your dentist about pain medication. you can brush and floss your other teeth as usual but don’t clean out the teeth next to the tooth socket.

What are wisdom teeth?

Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Because most mouths are too small for these additional four molars, an extraction procedure, sometimes immediately after they surface, is often necessary.

When should wisdom teeth be removed?

the following symptoms may indicate that the wisdom teeth have erupted and surface, and should be removed before they become impacted–meaning, the teeth have surfaced and have no room in the mouth to grow. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. symptoms may include:

  • Pain
  • Infection in the mouth
  • Facial swelling
  • Swelling of the gumline in the back of the mouth

Most oral health specialists will recommend an immediate removal of the wisdom teeth, as early removal will help  to eliminate problems, such as an impacted tooth that destroys the second molar. According to the American Academy of General Dentistry, third molar impaction is the most prevalent medical development disorder.

What problems are often associated with impacted third molars?

  • Bacteria and plaque build up
  • Cysts development (a fluid filled sac)
  • Tumor development
  • Infection
  • Jaw and Gum Disease

Bone Grafting

Ectopic Eruption

Ridge Augmentations

Sinus Closure

Root Canal

Torus Removal

Wisdom Tooth

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