JSP Dental Clinic is one of the dental specialized centre for Oral minor Surgery in Tuticorin,Tamilnadu. The Wisdom tooth, ( also called Third Molar ) usually do not push through the gums until the late teens or twenties. Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to come through the gums.In the majority of cases, there will not be enough room in the jaw for a wisdom tooth or all wisdom teeth to fully emerge. This can lead to several complications. If the exit of the wisdom teeth is stalled at the halfway point (soft impaction), this can make brushing and flossing the wisdom teeth extremely difficult. Food and bacteria builds up between the wisdom teeth and its neighboring molars, and decay and gum infection are very likely to occur.
Crowded wisdom teeth in the upper jaw have a tendency to lean sideways and grate against the cheek.These wisdom teeth usually cause ulceration and chewing problems. A further problem is wisdom teeth crowding- the pressure from wisdom teeth may also force the other teeth closer together, and interfere with the bite. Gum disease and cyst formations are also complications of impacted wisdom teeth. Very rarely, tumours may also form from the wisdom teeth. Pressure from the wisdom teeth can also cause toothache on the tooth next to it. Ulceration can also be caused by wisdom teeth. Upper wisdom teeth may push sideways out of the gum and cause ulcers inside of the cheek.
Procedure, pre surgical consultation and review of wisdom teeth removal
During a consultation involving x-rays or OPG (panoramic x-ray) and examination, the dental surgeon can determine which wisdom teeth will be functional and which one need to be removed. In many cases all four wisdom teeth will need to be removed. The wisdom teeth removal commonly involves an incision to open the gum, and sometimes a small portion of the bone may need to be removed to provide access for the wisdom teeth removal. The wisdom teeth may also need to be divided into segments so it can be removed safely and easily. Perfect wisdom teeth technique and a lot of experience is a must for these surgical procedures. The incision in the gum may then need to be closed with stitches.
Wisdom teeth X-ray
The most used radiograph to access wisdom teeth is called OPG. This x-ray is most often required to show the end of the roots of wisdom teeth and its location in relation to important nerves and the sinus. Its advisable to have this x-ray prior to any wisdom teeth removal consultation.