WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL:The third molars are located in the very back of your mouth. As they come in between ages 17 and 22 they are called wisdom tooth. Erupting wisdom tooth can grow at various angles sometimes even horizontally.
If the wisdom tooth emerge partially through the gums, they can cause a flap of gum tissue to grow over them. The flap can trap food and lead to a gum infection (Red and swollen gum). They are so far back in your mouth or crowded that you have trouble cleaning around them. And because this area is hard to see and clean, it can become a magnet for bacteria that cause gum disease and oral infection.
Wisdom tooth need to be removed if they are causing :
- Pain or jaw stiffness near an impacted teeth.
- Repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth.
- Causing ulcer or redness in your cheek or top or bottom of your mouth
- Cysts (fluid-filled sacs)
- Damage to nearby teeth
- Gum disease
- Extensive tooth decay
- Crowding of other teeth.
How are they removed?
- The procedure is usually done under Local anaesthesia, Conscious sedation or General anaesthesia. A small incision is made into your gums and the tooth is removed from the bone. After the tooth is removed, you may need stiches. This procedure is painless and it does not cause any post operative complications if done under proper technique.