Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

The wisdom tooth develop at the back of your gums and are the last set of molars to come through. Many individuals have four wisdom teeth – one in each corner.  Wisdom tooth extraction deals with swelling pain and discomfort. It is a natural part of the healing process.

The wisdom tooth is also known as third molars and they are the final set of molars that erupt. They usually come in the age of 16 to 20 years. By this time the 28 adult teeth take the complete space and there is usually no space left for the wisdom tooth to grow properly. Due to this, the wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially emerge. There are times when wisdom teeth are impacted or are not fully broken through the gum surface and hence result in dental problems.

Food particles and germs get trapped around the edge of the wisdom teeth resulting in plaque that further results in decayed teeth and break away the teeth and can lead to:

  • Tooth decay (dental caries): When the decay gets more then it results in cavities in the teeth that affect the overall oral health.
  • Periodontal disease: Periodontal or gum disease occurs when the toxins are released from the plaque that irritates your gums and leave them painful and swollen. They also affect the surrounding teeth and area around the wisdom teeth.
  • Gum disease: Gum disease can also affect the surrounding teeth and the bone around the wisdom teeth.
  • Pericoronitis: When plaque causes an infection of the soft tissue that surrounds the tooth.
  • Cellulitis: It is a bacterial infection in the cheek, tongue or throat.
  • Abscess: This problem occurs when pus collects in your wisdom teeth or the surrounding tissue due to a bacterial infection.
  • Cysts and benign growths: This is a very rare case in which a wisdom tooth that hasn’t cut through the gum develops into a cyst.