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Why Should a Wisdom Tooth Be Extracted?

There are no aesthetic consequences of removing third molars. They have no functional load. But many people often wonder why a wisdom tooth should be extracted. This question raises a lot of controversy among medics as well.

DOES A PERSON NEED WISDOM TEETH OR IS IT BETTER TO HAVE THEM REMOVED?

If you do not understand why you need to remove wisdom teeth, and at the same time «eight teeth» do not give you discomfort, it is better to refuse extirpation. The most rational approach is to control the condition of molars from the moment they appear. At the first doubts you can go to the doctor who will be able to assess the condition and peculiarities of the development of third molars. After all, if everything will be fine, then why remove wisdom teeth?

WHEN IS A HEALTHY WISDOM TOOTH REMOVED?

In the five most common cases, extirpation may be recommended to the patient.

  • The new molars have no place.
  • A specific anatomical position of the tooth in its row is revealed.
  • The neighboring tooth is destroyed (incidentally, this is also the answer to why the wisdom tooth is extracted when the neighboring molar is treated).
  • Retention is detected. This is a special case where a new molar has formed, but never erupted. On the inside, however, it is in an abnormal position.
  • When braces are placed.

If everything is more or less clear with the four points, everything is not so clear with the last one. So why remove wisdom teeth when getting braces? The purpose of having braces in place is to correct your bite and tooth irregularities. By freeing up space in the mouth, the most effective result can be achieved.

INDICATIONS FOR REMOVAL OF A PROBLEMATIC WISDOM TOOTH

This type of teeth has a rather complex structure, which makes them difficult to treat for cavities and other diseases. It is especially difficult to treat pulpitis.

If inflammatory diseases are detected, the doctor's main recommendation is to remove the molar. Be sure to ask your doctor what to do if you have a fever and how to stop bleeding after a wisdom tooth extraction.

WHY REMOVE WISDOM TEETH THAT HAVE NOT ERUPTED?

Delayed teething is a characteristic phenomenon of «octopus». It can cause discomfort, which is more often manifested by dull and throbbing pain (especially when chewing). Emergency removal of molars is indicated in the case of:

  • severe pain;
  • acute inflammation;
  • development of a cyst.

If you want to know how old wisdom teeth grow and whether it hurts to remove them, then with this question it is better to ask a specialist. In general, here everything is individual.

IS IT ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO REMOVE A WISDOM TOOTH?

If possible, it is better to leave the eights. But given the difficult treatment and other factors, it is not always possible. The attending physician must take into account:

  • The position of the tooth,
  • The extent of the lesion (in the development of the disease),
  • The presence of inflammation,
  • The effect on teeth that are adjacent to each other.

WHY LEAVE A WISDOM TOOTH BEHIND?

In some cases, it is worth choosing treatment over removal of molars. The first option will be appropriate if:

  • There are no teeth nearby or they are severely affected (the patient will have nothing to chew with);
  • "Octals" do not cause discomfort, are in the correct position, participate in the chewing process.

CONTRAINDICATIONS TO WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION

There are cases when it is not recommended:

  • The molar erupts in the location of the malignancy;
  • Hypertension (2nd, 3rd degree);
  • Recently suffered a heart attack;
  • Pregnancy.

If there are unpleasant symptoms in the area of the third molars, it is worth seeing a dentist. You can also make an appointment for a consultation, where you can find out if you should have your molars extracted and why wisdom teeth are removed. Simply call us at Affordable Dentistry of South Florida at 954-534-9181 to schedule an appointment with our highly trained specialists.

Dr.Justin

02 august 2022, 15:17
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