Wisdom teeth are the four last teeth to grow into an adult’s mouth. Usually they grow in around the age of eighteen. Some people do not receive their wisdom teeth until they are around twenty-five. Many people’s mouth is too small to hold all thirty-two teeth. Most mouths are only large enough to hold twenty-eight teeth. Cosmetic dentists do remove wisdom teeth if they are causing a misalignment, but wisdom teeth sometimes have to be removed before they cause health problems. Pain usually accompanies the growing wisdom teeth if there is not enough room in the patient’s mouth for the additional teeth. An impacted wisdom tooth is when the tooth tries to grow in but doesn’t have enough room, creating the issue of pushing against the tooth in front of it. Sometimes the tooth tries to grow in through the hinge of the jaw, creating painful movements when talking or chewing. If the tooth tries to grow in through the hinge of the jaw and there is not enough room, the tooth may partially be covered by the gum. When this happens, it creates a place for bacteria to grow and the gum will swell. If the situation persists after treatment or reoccurs after disappearance, the tooth may have to be removed. Not all impacted wisdom teeth have to be removed. If they begin to cause dental health problems, the dentist may advise removal of the problem teeth. The wisdom teeth are removed in a dental office usually, but if all four of the teeth are being extracted simultaneously the procedure may be done in a hospital. Dentists suggest no eating or drinking the night before so that sedation is fully able to operate. The treatment is started by cutting away gum tissue from the tooth. Any bone that is covering the tooth will also need to be extracted. In order for the tooth to be taken out, tissue connecting the bone and the tooth will have to be detached. If the tooth is attached strongly to the bone, the tooth may be cut into small parts to be removed so that less damage is done to the connected bone. Finally, gauze will be placed into the gap so that bleeding is kept at a minimum. Pain medication and antibiotics will be prescribed to prevent infection and unnecessary pain. The entire process may be costly and if you are falling short of funds then you can apply for payday loans and undergo the surgery.
August 13, 2012 by