Wisdom teeth removal
Are your wisdom teeth causing you pain and discomfort? Wisdom teeth extraction is a routine procedure that helps to eliminate the pain caused by offending wisdom tooth development. If not removed in time, the mal-positioned wisdom teeth can cause excruciating pain, trismus, infections and serious damage to the surrounding hard and soft tissues.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth, or third and final molars, are the four last teeth to erupt, generally coming in during the late teen years or early twenties. Because of the evolutionary pattern jawbone has become smaller and even a fully grown jaw is often too small to accommodate the new wisdom teeth comfortably. For these reasons eruption of wisdom teeth commonly causes pain and discomfort, and can lead to more serious issues that require wisdom teeth removal.
Do I need to get my wisdom teeth out?
Professional evaluation and assessment by wisdom teeth specialists is the ideal way to determine whether you require wisdom tooth removal or not. The specialist would take your medical and dental history apart from the various diagnostic tools to consider your case. If the dentist/ oral surgeon detects an issue with your wisdom teeth, surgery may be recommended to have them removed and eliminate or avoid any uncomfortable symptoms.
Sometimes a root canal procedure alone cannot save your tooth, so endodontic surgery is recommended.
Apicoectomy also known as root-end resection is the most common surgical procedures aimed to save a tooth. The procedure is effective in case of persisting inflammation or infection in the jaw bone, towards the end of your tooth post root canal procedure.
The dentists/ oral surgeons perform this microsurgical procedure to remove any inflamed or infected tissue from the root-end of a tooth. It is done by reflecting the gum tissues near the tooth which helps in easy visualization of the underlying bone. The dentist also removes the root apex. Next, a filling material is added to the tooth to seal proof the root canal end opening and then a few stitches or sutures are placed that promoted healing of the surrounding tissue. The bone around the tooth starts healing soon and may take a month or more to heal completely. To make it pain-free, local anesthesia is administered which makes the procedure comfortable and promote easy recovery.