What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Have you heard about wisdom teeth removal? Chances are, you have. You may not have experience it, but, you should have heard it from your friends, family or relatives. This is a common occurrence now a day’s, among children and young adult as well.
Wisdom teeth removal is a common diagnosis by dentist, after seeing your teeth during consultation. It is usually the last resort or you may call it the last remedy, there is for your teeth. This is to avoid more serious illness and complications. Usually this procedure is performed by an oral surgeon.
During the diagnoses, your dentists may have found out the following conditions:
- Impacted Tooth. It is caused by abnormal growth of your teeth, which at times is trapped in the gums or the jaw bone. It is so painful for the patient and keeps them uncomfortable.
- Tooth not in Proper Angle. Because your teeth are in the wrong angle, it may hit against other teeth.
- Smaller Mouth. You have a smaller mouth that there is no more room for another molar.
- Gum Disease. Maybe you feel short of brushing properly. That causes the building up of cavities in your teeth.
Before any surgery, you will have a personal talk with your oral surgeon. The surgeon may ask you about the following:
- Any health or medical condition that you have.
- Any medication you may be taking at present
- The kind of anesthesia would you like
This is also the time to ask questions about the surgery.
The actual procedure may take only 45 minutes to 1 hr in a normal condition. But for a more serious one, it may take longer. During the procedure, you may be given a general anesthesia, local or a Sedation. It may be a bit painful or uncomfortable at first, but wisdom teeth removal is a life changing medical procedure.