Wisdom Teeth Has Always Been a Difficult Choice

Disposing of teeth which have as of now brought on noteworthy inconvenience can be troublesome decision particularly when you need your wisdom teeth extraction in San Diego to be as effortless as could be allowed.

You may be one of those people who suddenly felt pain in the back area of your teeth. A new set of teeth that erupt at the back of your second molar is called the third molars and are popularly known as Wisdom Tooth. They get the name “Wisdom Teeth” because they come out of a more mature age – between 18 to 21 years old.

All adults have a total of 12 molars – 3 upper left molars, three upper right molars, three lower left molars, and three lower right molars. Each set consists of one first molar, one-second molar, and one-third molar. All three are in the furthermost part of the jaw.

The last set of teeth to erupt before the wisdom tooth comes out are the second molars. The second molars erupt between 11 to 13 years old. After a few years, the third molar bulges at the back of the second molar at age 18 years old and above.

Problems with wisdom tooth include discomfort, pain, infection, gum disease, tooth decay, nerve problem, and crowding of teeth. These problems occur when the wisdom tooth becomes impacted.

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Wisdom Teeth Symptoms that Indicate Time Extraction

Have you ever felt like you were teething as an adult? It was probably in the back of your mouth, and the swelling you felt there was a tooth trying to erupt. This is one of a few known wisdom teeth symptoms, and these four teeth are the final set of molars to erupt in the adult mouth.

  • Pain and discomfort felt at the end of upper or lower jaw.
  • Abnormal tingling sensation.
  • A strange tingling sensation on the lip.
  • Swelling of the tissue at the back of your second molar.
  • Facial swelling.
  • Raised temperature.
  • Spasm in the jaw muscles causing the mouth to remain tightly closed.

Wisdom tooth extractions can be either urgent or a choice. In cases of emergency, they are carried out by our Clairemont dentist.

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How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Growing Pain Last

All people have some pain when a wisdom tooth grows. Symptoms in each case are not the same because much of it depends on the characteristics of the body, the structure of the jaw, the dentition. Severe pain can occur most often because wisdom teeth are hard to break when other “neighbors” squeeze it.

And it happens, those particularly favorable specimens in the process of growth destroy the closest “comrades” to themselves. Or, for example, they grow incorrectly, lie horizontally or with an inclination, they can build on the side – everything depends on whether they’re on the upper or lower row.

It often happens that people practically do not notice that they also have wisdom teeth, as they are functional and participate in the chewing process, although not so actively.

There’s no accurate answer when it comes to knowing how much a wisdom tooth will grow because this process can last from several months to a dozen years, the total growth occurs at intervals.

. It often happens that people get an unpleasant sensation, and then in a couple of weeks, the pain ceases for an indefinite period. Severe pain can also occur in the inflammatory process during the eruption of the tooth.

There are cases of chronic disease, which is very dangerous and can lead to more serious consequences.

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Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

When wisdom teeth grow, this is often accompanied by painful sensations, since insufficient space in the jaw bone, dullness of the teeth, their size make themselves felt, so eruptions often cause pain.

Most often because of severe symptoms, dentists conclude that it is better to remove the third molar and let the wisdom tooth take its place.

Where the adjacent tooth grows, there is a risk for the development of the foci of infection, and this can lead to loss of other teeth, destruction even with the partial eruption.

The dentist, having carried out the examination, will be able to either treat or remove the tooth. Wisdom teeth over time only harm neighboring teeth, and they can deform the gums and cause inflammation, so it is better to get rid of them.

Wisdom Teeth Symptoms that Indicate Time Extraction

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  • Chronic pain, headaches, pressure. The most common reason why people seek an evaluation of their wisdom teeth is that they’ve recently experienced a painful episode.
  • Gum Disease. Wisdom teeth can be challenging to clean. And in those cases, they are at greater risk of developing periodontal problems (gum disease). Whenever a tooth cannot be cleaned properly on a regular basis, the bacteria-laden film (dental plaque) that accumulates around it may lead to gum disease.
  • Tooth decay. Dental decay or cavity can form on any tooth surface where dental plaque can remain for extended periods of time. Is true especially for partially unerupted wisdom tooth, where food can get stuck beneath the gum.
  • Infection. It occurs when bacteria accumulation builds up but cannot be adequately cleansed away from around a partially erupted tooth due to the placement of the gum tissue that surrounds it. Food often gets trapped underneath the gum tissue overlying the partially erupted wisdom teeth.
  • Problems associated with teeth alignment. Some wisdom teeth manage to erupt but have a positioning that causes, or has the potential to cause, problems like crooked teeth.
  • Gum Disease. Wisdom teeth can be challenging to clean. And in those cases, they are at greater risk of developing periodontal problems (gum disease). Whenever a tooth cannot be cleaned properly on a regular basis, the dental plaque that accumulates around it may lead to gum disease.
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The Tooth Extraction Procedure- The Steps of Pulling Teeth

Dr. Serena Kurt, together with the Serena San Diego dental team, will be delighted to carry out the removal of your third molar. You are at the right place to have your wisdom teeth removed.

First, a dental examination. We will take a radiograph to assess the position of your wisdom teeth. If there is an infection, you will need antibiotics first. If this is the case, you’ll be asked to return after a week to see if the infection cleared up.

Second, a local anesthesia. It’s applied directly to numb the area where the tooth is. General anesthesia or IV sedation might be necessary if more than one piece has problems. General anesthesia will prevent you to feel any pain and will cause you to fall asleep during the treatment period.

Third, make a flap and retract it. We might remove bone, if necessary, to gain access to your wisdom tooth. Sometimes, we cut the tooth into several parts to be able to remove it without removing too much bone cautiously.

After removing the tooth, we make sure not to leave any hard edges of bone and tooth structure inside the socket by cleaning it thoroughly. We will then put back the retracted gums and stitch it to promote gum healing.

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Important Healing Tips When Removing Wisdom Teeth

To prevent potential problems after removing wisdom teeth, here are your post-extraction healing instructions you can quickly follow:

  • Do not smoke for at least 24 hours after the surgery. Avoid smoking until the wound heals completely. The sucking motion may remove the blood clot and will delay healing. Smoking also decreases blood supply which can make the wound infected with bacteria.
  • An ice pack placed on your cheek may help stop bleeding. Apply for 15-20 minutes at a time for the first 24 hours.
  • We recommend switching to a soft diet. Eat food such as soups, pudding, and gelatin.
  • Relax after surgery. No intense physical activities as it may increase bleeding.
  • After the first day, gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times a day to reduce swelling and relieve pain. You can make your salt water by mixing one tsp (5 g) of salt in a medium-sized glass `{`8 fl oz (240 mL)`}` of warm water. Do not rinse hard. Can loosen the blood clot and delay healing.
  • Do not use straw during the first few days. The sucking motion may remove the blood clot that will further delay healing.
  • While your mouth is numb, try not to bite your cheek, lip, or tongue.

Foods to Avoid After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

In addition to knowing what you can eat after wisdom teeth surgery, it is equally important to know what to avoid. Don’t eat any thick grains or foods that can get caught in the surgical sites.

Straws should never be used after wisdom teeth extraction, as the suction can remove clots that aid in healing and lead to dry sockets, a painful side effect that sometimes occurs after surgery.

You should wait at least a week to eat any crunchy, chewy, or spicy foods. Avoid acidic foods that can irritate tissue and cause pain in the healing surgical sites.

Recovering from wisdom tooth surgery can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but most people begin to feel better after about three days. The surgery affects everyone differently, but it is important to take it easy and let your mouth heal at its own pace after wisdom teeth extractions.

Plan your diet in the following weeks around healthy, soft foods that won’t strain your mouth post-surgery.

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