A surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth is known as wisdom teeth extraction. Wisdom teeth include the four adult teeth located at the corners of the back of the mouth on both top and bottom.
When a wisdom tooth does not have a place to grow, it results in pain, infection, or other dental problems. Thus, the dentist suggests extracting those teeth from the mouth.
Wisdom teeth typically erupt between the ages of 17 to 25. But some people do not get their wisdom teeth at all. Others do, and some get impacted wisdom teeth that do not get enough space to appear and develop normally. They usually grow:
When dental problems occur because of an impacted wisdom tooth, you likely have to have it removed by your dentist. The dental issues that can arise because of this could include:
It's reasonably difficult to measure the future problem from the impacted wisdom teeth. However, here are some reasons for preventive extractions:
Sometimes, wisdom tooth extractions do not result in long-term complications. However, an impacted wisdom tooth is removed surgically by making a cut in the gum tissue and removing it. Occasionally, complications occur that might include:
After a wisdom teeth extraction, you won’t need follow-up dental appointments if you don't want your stitches to be removed, no complications occurred during the procedure, or you don’t experience any persistent problems.
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