Wisdom teeth extraction is usually a dreaded game. But with the right measures, complications can be avoided. To enlighten you, here is a short discussion about this tooth and their removal:
Why are they elusive?
Wisdom teeth are just like the rest of the teeth in your mouth. So why are they so special in a nightmarish and hateful way so as to even have a bad reputation? Well for one, a wisdom tooth is situated at the farthest end of the teeth line. As a result, it is hard to reach and clean with a toothbrush. This makes it prone to bacterial infection and decay.
And because it is at the farthest end, it is also possible that your wisdom tooth might not grow properly due to lack of space. It can erupt only partially, or it can remain inside the gums. This can also result in pain and infection. Moreover, its position in the gums makes it difficult to extract. They are so scary, right?
How are they treated/removed?
But do not fret. There is a way to take them out of your system – without much pain hopefully. To prevent a painful and potentially dangerous extraction, the dentist would normally abstain from immediately removing an infected wisdom tooth especially if it is inflamed and has pus. First, your dentist will prescribe antibiotics to reduce the inflammation and cure the infection partially.
Once the inflammation and pus are mostly gone, it may then be safe to extract your wisdom tooth. But to be doubly sure, you dentist will also take x-ray shot/s of them. This is to determine possible complications or hindrances to the extraction.
When to see your dentist?
You should visit your dentist at the very first signs of wisdom teeth problems. You might feel a numbing or an unfamiliar sensation at the end of your teeth line. You may also feel pain. If it is inflamed, this tooth should be painful to touch.
However, many people who have a wisdom tooth problem, even when it is already decayed or infected, do not show any signs at all. Or, the symptoms might be too insignificant so as to be noticeable. In which case, it is advisable that you see your dentist regularly for early detection.
What care should you practice after removal?
Wisdom teeth removal Melbourne can be painless of less troublesome if correct measures are taken. However, it is noteworthy to mention that this type of extraction comes with a bit more complications that regular tooth extraction. Therefore, proper post-extraction care must be observed.
You must avoid strenuous activities to prevent blood vessels in the wound from rupturing and thus result in bleeding. You should also avoid hard foods and endure soups and soft meals for a while. You should as well avoid hot drinks and hot meals. Also, you must not touch the wound even with your tongue.