For the better part of my teenage years, I watched my older sister experience excruciating pain in her teeth. She would go for days with just water and no food accompanied by consistent headaches and discomfort.
We tried a lot of things on her; herbs, over-the-counter drugs, etc. Unfortunately, the teeth started decaying and had a foul smell. We had to visit the dentist who explained that the problem was her wisdom teeth. He removed it.
What is a wisdom tooth? Why was it causing a lot of pain? Can it be removed? Why should it be removed?
Let’s delve in!
This is the part of your teeth that’s part of the Molar class. Other classification of the teeth includes the:
The wisdom tooth is often referred to as the “Third Molars”. They are typically 4 in number (2 at the top and 2 at the down) and they are the toughest and widest members of this class.
What makes it different from the rest members of its class is that it comes in late and you can do without them.
According to experts, the cells that work together to form wisdom teeth are present at birth but they don’t start working till age 7. Then they start forming, but the teeth do not emerge from the gum till the late teenage ages or early adulthood (17-25).
Some even get theirs coming in at age 30, no wonder it is named “wisdom” teeth. This is because it is a set of teeth that emerge during adulthood
Impaction is the most leading cause of wisdom teeth removal at its early stages of growth because its resultant effects are too loud to ignore.
Dental experts believe that one is more likely to have issues with these teeth than with any other. Some of these issues include:
You can have your wisdom tooth removed in any dental center in Oshawa, ON, or one in your region. There are two major types of procedures involved:
Benefits Of Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Disadvantage Of Wisdom Teeth Extraction
1) the expense as the cost of this procedure is on the high side
2) Complications after surgery: the probability of having these complications is high when the teeth are at their late stage of growth or have completed their growth abnormally.
Prevention is better than cure. This is you need to visit your dentist as soon as the growth is noticed.
Routine checks on your teeth are also strongly advised, this is because the pain and the discomfort may come in during the late stage of abnormal growth, and this makes surgery more difficult.
Recovery and self-care
Here are some tips to follow after wisdom teeth removal
Wisdom teeth can be left in place with minimal long-term risk to the patient, while others should be removed to prevent or eliminate the disease. The only way to know for sure is to visit your Oshawa dentist who will evaluate your teeth.