Surgery of embedded teeth;
The third molar, which is a problem when the gums grow out, is the extraction process. These teeth are also called wisdom teeth, since between the 17th and 25th year of life, because it is the time to grow out. There are also situations in which these teeth remain in the mouth. If the tooth continues in a direction that touches the opposite tooth so that there is no lack of space, the wisdom teeth may not need to be pulled. After the wisdom teeth, the problem of growing out can also be seen on the palate of the canine teeth. These canines can also be removed from the palate or guided with orthodontic brackets.

Why should your wisdom teeth be removed?
  • LAZY TOOTH: If saliva, bacteria and food residues accumulate in the nest that formed during the growth of the tooth, it can cause tooth decay in the tooth and infect the neighboring tooth. Unfortunately, it is difficult to notice this early on. If tooth decay occurs, it can lead to infections and abscesses in the teeth and surrounding tissues. Painful situations can occur.
  • TOOTH ABSCESS (PERICORONITIS): In the teeth that are growing out, the infection spreads in this area in the soft tissue and causes bad breath, pain and swelling. In some cases, there is an inability to fully open the mouth (trism). As this situation progresses, it spreads through the lymph to the cheek and neck region. This area is susceptible to infection because it cannot be cleaned sufficiently.
  • PRESSURE PAIN: While growing out, the wisdom teeth can put pressure on the neighboring teeth, causing pressure pain in this area. It can even lead to wear and resorption on the adjacent tooth.
  • FOR ORTHODONTIC PURPOSE: Many young people receive orthodontic treatment to correct their tooth distortion. When the wisdom teeth grow out, pressure is exerted, which affects other teeth and therefore leads to tooth distortion.
  • REASONS FOR A PROSTHESIS: When planning a prosthesis, we should also consider the wisdom teeth, since the wisdom teeth are rarely used prosthetically. In some situations, the wisdom teeth may need to be removed for the first time.
  • CYST FORMATION: As the embedded teeth grow out, cystic formations may become visible due to the non-absorption of the surrounding follicle (sheath). These formations can grow and resorb in the bone, creating large gaps in the bone and weakening the jawbone. These can lead to fractures in the jawbone. In rare situations, these cysts can develop into tumors. To prevent this risk, the wisdom teeth should be pulled out immediately.

I have no complaints about my wisdom tooth, do I still have to pull it?

Even if you have no discomfort in your teeth, you need to consult your doctor, have yourself examined and have your condition checked with a panoramic film. If there are no problems in the current position and there are no infections, lack of space, caries problems or bad breath, it can also be evaluated later. However, it should not be forgotten that all of this suddenly occurs in an unexpected time, so it can cause much more problems and pain. In order to avoid this situation, you should have your wisdom teeth pulled out for protection.
What is the best time to let your wisdom teeth pull out?
Although there is no such time, it would still make sense to have your wisdom teeth pulled between the ages of 20 and 30 if you want recovery to be faster and without problems. Operations over the age of 40 are more problematic because the postoperative phase is more difficult and the recovery phase takes longer.

I can see or feel the tip of my tooth, there is swelling redness and pain in the surrounding gums. What should i do?
This is the sign that an infection has started in this case, which we usually call pericoronitis. Make an appointment with your dentist immediately. With early intervention, this period can be overcome without pain and swelling increasing.
Is it possible to have a wisdom tooth pulled when there is swollen and painful tissue?
There is usually an acute and active infection. In this case antibiotics are taken, oral hygiene is kept under control, after which the wisdom tooth can be pulled out. Otherwise, a spreading factor of the infection occurs, the anesthetic’s anesthetic has a minimal effect, which leads to pain during the operation. The recovery phase of the infected area after surgery is also more difficult and takes longer.
Is there a difference to normal tooth extraction?
  • Yes, it is different. The position of the wisdom tooth in the jawbone, the posture, size of the bones or the mucous membrane can make it difficult to pull the tooth.
  • After simply pulling the tooth, slight swelling, pain and bleeding can occur in this area. After this distance, no blood is collected in the train area in this region. If this environment remains dry, an improvement problem may arise, called alveolitis-dry (socket-dry). After a few days, however, this situation will improve. If your dentist’s recommendations are followed, these problems cannot occur in patients with good post-operative care (after the procedure) with medication, nor with your doctor’s observation and dressing.
  • As the bone structure intensifies in old age and the elasticity decreases, the tooth pulling becomes more difficult and the recovery phase slows down.

Oral care after surgery

  • Care should be taken of the wound. Otherwise, pain, infection, or bleeding may occur.
  • This side should not be used for chewing for the first 24 hours.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the first 24 hours because smoking increases bleeding and impairs healing.
  • It is not allowed to spit. Otherwise, the clot may move and bleeding will not stop.
  • Bleeding should be checked. If it has not been sewn up, buffer is applied for 15 to 30 minutes after sterile gauze has been extracted. The tampon should remain in the mouth until the clot forms. If bleeding does not continue after the tampon is removed, a new one is placed.
  • To avoid swelling on the face, blood circulation is slowed down by applying a cold tampon to the area of the operation after the operation. The application should be carried out as follows: 10 minutes cold buffer – 2 minutes suspension – again 10 minutes cold buffer interval continuation.
  • Gargling with salt water after the first 24 hours will do the wound good. The mixture is made by adding a teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water.
  • Here too, depending on oral hygiene, it can be recommended to gargle with antiseptic mouthwashes in the morning and evening after brushing your teeth twice a day.

It is recommended to perform complex surgical applications that require general anesthesia, with exceptions such as wisdom tooth extraction, small cyst surgery, and implant surgery, at universities and other hospitals.

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