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Wisdom tooth, when to and when not to remove it?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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WISDOM TEETH - Extract or not?

Wisdom teeth or the third molar develops between ages of 16 to 21. Little pain usually happens during the eruption process, but if it continues to linger on for long one should visit the dentist and get a ray done which will tell whether the tooth is coming out straight or whether our jaw has adequate space to accommodate it..

Wisdom teeth need to be removed if-

1. Impacted wisdom teeth is causing pain and recurring gum infection.

2. wisdom tooth is only erupted halfway or at a different angle leading to food impacting in that area which may cause decay in adjacent teeth.

3. cases of early orthodontic treatment in which eruption of third molars are causing migration or crowding of front tèeth

Wisdom teeth need not extracted if

1. the wisdom teeth have erupted straight in an oral cavity and has opposing teeth such cases if a cavity is present kindly get it treated early with a filling and prevent extraction

2. if the wisdom tooth has not erupted in the oral cavity and is asymptomatic though visible in x-ray, it should not be unnecessarily attempted to extract as it may lead to complications.

Tags:  General Health ,Dental,

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