Wisdom Teeth & Removal

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars that typically emerge in  a person’s late teens or early twenties.  

While some people have no issues with their wisdom teeth, many individuals experience  problems that may necessitate their removal.

Scientific facts for the troubles?

Evolutionary History: Anthropologists and paleontologists believe that the  development of wisdom teeth was advantageous to our early ancestors who needed  extra chewing power to break down tough plant materials and raw meat.  Over time, as human diets evolved to include softer and more processed foods, the  need for large and powerful molars diminished. 

Reduced Function: In modern humans, wisdom teeth are often vestigial because  they no longer serve their original purpose effectively.  

Diversity Among Individuals: It’s important to note that not everyone has wisdom  teeth, and some people may have one, two, three, or all four of them.  

Changing Human Anatomy: Evolutionary processes have caused changes in human  anatomy over time. As our dietary habits and lifestyles have evolved, some structures  in our bodies have become less relevant, while others have become more  specialized.

Why should you get Wisdom Teeth removed?

  • Impaction: Wisdom teeth often don’t have enough space to properly emerge, leading  to impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and damage to  adjacent teeth. 
  • Crowding: Wisdom teeth can push on other teeth, causing misalignment or crowding  issues. 
  • Infection: Partially erupted wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean, increasing the risk  of infection and gum disease. 
  • Cysts or Tumors: In rare cases, cysts or tumors may form around impacted wisdom  teeth, which can damage nearby teeth and bone. 

How would you know?

  • ✓ Pain or discomfort in the back of the mouth. 
  • ✓ Swelling, tenderness, or redness in the gum tissue around the wisdom teeth. 🗶 Difficulty opening the mouth. 
  • ✓ Frequent cheek biting or irritation. 
  • ✓ Chronic bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth. 

What treatment options to consider?

  • At Sujay’s Dental Care, we take pride in our commitment to delivering exceptional dental  care, and among our essential services is the timely extraction of wisdom teeth.  

    Our team has the best and most experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in the field,  ensuring that your journey through wisdom teeth extraction is as comfortable as  possible.

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process:

  • Consultation: If you experience any wisdom teeth issues, consult an oral surgeon or  dentist. They will examine your mouth and may recommend X-rays to assess the  position and condition of your wisdom teeth 
  • Surgery: If removal is necessary, the procedure is typically done under local or  general anesthesia.  
  • If needed, the dentist or oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue and  remove the tooth. In some cases, the tooth may need to be extracted in sections. 
  • Recovery: You’ll need some time to recover (usually a day or so) after the surgery.  This may involve swelling, pain, and mild bleeding for a few days. 
  • Follow your dentist’s post-operative care instructions, which may include pain  management and a soft diet. 
  • Healing: Full recovery can take a few weeks, during which time the gum tissue will  heal, and any discomfort or swelling will subside.

What Complications and Risks are to be expected?

  • • Infection 
  • • Dry socket (a painful condition where the blood clot in the socket is dislodged or  dissolves) 
  • • Nerve damage (temporary or permanent numbness) 
  • • Sinus issues (for upper wisdom teeth removal) 
  • Jaw stiffness

Why Choose Sujay's Dental Care?

  • Experienced Team: Our skilled dental professionals specialize in wisdom teeth  extraction. 
  • Advanced Technology: We employ state-of-the-art technology for safe and efficient  procedures. 
  • Patient-Centered Care: Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.
  • Customized Solutions: Each patient receives personalized care and treatment plans.

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