Extraction Of Wisdom Teeth

November 30, 2021 0 Comments

Wisdom Teeth

Every single tooth in your mouth has a specific name that is based on their function and their shape and position. The teeth in the front of your mouth are called Incisors, Canine and Bicuspid teeth; these are used to grip food while the teeth in the back (called molars) are used to break it down so you can swallow without choking.

Typically, the average adult mouth contains 16 teeth on the top row, and 16 on the bottom totalling 32 teeth. However, your mouth isn’t actually designed to fit so many teeth; it is only designed to fit 28. FOr some people it can be painful to have all their teeth, that is why Wisdom teeth removal is a good idea. These are teeth at the back of the row, also called Third Molars, and are pretty much non-functional.

Wisdom Teeth

Why should wisdom teeth be removed?

Normally, when wisdom teeth start appearing they should align properly with the arch of the mouth. If this happens then removal of wisdom teeth is unnecessary, however this alignment doesn’t happen as often as it should. They can erupt in different directions, not fully emerge from the gums or get trapped beneath the gum.

Badly positioned wisdom teeth can cause a lot of problems. When they get stuck under the gum or don’t fully emerge, the opening in the gum that occurs allows for bacterial growth leading to infection. Moreover, the pressure from erupting wisdom teeth can cause shifting of your primary teeth eventually disrupting the natural alignment of your smile.

Cysts or tumors may form around the impacted wisdom tooth causing destruction of the adjacent jaw bone and teeth. Removal of the offending impacted wisdom tooth or teeth usually remedy these problems. Early removal of wisdom teeth is recommended to avoid future problems and to decrease the surgical risk.