What does “Impacted Tooth” mean?
Teeth that cannot take their place in the mouth due to various reasons when it is time to ride is called “impacted tooth.” The third molars (also known as wisdom teeth or mental teeth) are the most common impacted tooth. If there is no place in the mouth for the third molars to drive, and if the person is still 25 years old, it is considered “buried”. Sometimes these teeth partially last, but never reach full height. If the third few of you haven’t done so, you can visit your dentist to learn about the situation and cause pain, swelling, infection, bruise and gum diseases that may be caused by the buried teeth, and most importantly, multiply by the anterior teeth and create aesthetic problems. These problems can occur before the emergence of the dental tooth.
Why don’t the third molars run smoothly?
Although the jaw bones are getting smaller and smaller, the number of molars is not fully realized. As a result, in today’s human mouth, there is usually no room for the third molars that last last in the mouth. As known, the third molars can last between 15 and 25 years of age.
What kind of problems can the impacted third molars cause?
Cysts and tumors may form around the third molars. On the other hand, partially maintained third molars are a serious source of infection. These types of teeth can cause gingival problems and abscess in addition to pain. However, every third may not cause these problems.
Can’t I just use antibiotics?
Antibiotics can only provide relief for a short period of time. Since our community is unconscious and has a wide range of antibiotics, antibiotics may not always affect microorganisms that cause complaints. Moreover, even if they are effective, they cannot eliminate the real problem. In other words, even if antibiotics are taken, the tooth still leads to the problem.
When is extraction required?
It is wrong to wait for the third molars to create problems. Please be advised by your dentist that in the early stages of the third molar teeth to be done in the future will prevent many problems that may occur. For example, embedded third molars can damage the second molars. Improvement is very fast during the age of 16 years. It is possible to remove the third molars after the permanent second molar teeth. This occurs around the age of 11-12 years. Your dentist will determine whether there will be enough room to continue with the third molars and the dental hygienists in this period.
What should I do if I do not complain?
People suffering from pain, swelling and infection should have their third molar teeth taken as soon as possible. However, if there are no complaints, it would be useful to take these teeth to prevent future problems or to eliminate the risk of potential complications. Besides, with the early removal of buried third molars which do not cause complaint; Some risks such as jaw pain that cannot be detected, tissue mismatches of movable prostheses, gum disease and tumor development will be eliminated.
How are impacted teeth pulled?
After the gingival tissue on the impacted tooth is opened, the connective tissues on the bone and tooth are removed. Then the tooth is pulled and the gum is cut. After this operation, the patient may need to take some medications (antibiotics, painkillers etc.) to be recommended by the dentist. Stitches are usually removed after the 5th day.