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Take the Bite out of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Do you know about your wisdom teeth and why you may need them removed? Find out more about these teeth to prevent future pain and problems.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Your wisdom teeth are your upper and lower third molars. These teeth got their name because they tend to appear when a person is old enough to have earned a little wisdom, which is typically between the ages of 17 and 21. If these teeth start causing problems, they can be easily extracted by wisdom tooth dentists.

The Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If your wisdom teeth are healthy and don’t cause any concern, you may never have to worry about wisdom teeth extraction. But if you experience pain or problems with these teeth, you will have to see a wisdom teeth dentist to determine if you need to have them removed. Some of the problems that demand wisdom tooth extraction include:

  • Wisdom teeth failing to completely emerge, which can leave a flap of gum tissue that makes you prone to infection
  • Crooked wisdom teeth
  • Wisdom teeth located so far back in your mouth that they’re difficult to clean
  • Not enough space in your jaw for your wisdom teeth to come in
  • The development of a cyst around the wisdom tooth, which can damage the tooth’s roots and bone 

Simple Steps of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If your wisdom teeth are causing you problems, then you will need to have them taken out with a procedure called wisdom teeth extraction. This common procedure is performed by wisdom tooth dentists. It is usually done as soon as possible to prevent further pain and problems. But if the area surrounding the tooth is infected, your wisdom teeth dentist will need to wait until the infection has cleared up. If you’re forced to wait, try these proven ways to relieve your pain:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm, salted water every few hours.
  • Apply an ice pack on your cheek for about 20 minutes at a time.
  • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to help ease the ache.

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