What are the wisdom teeth and where are they located?

The wisdom teeth are the third molars, which usually sprout at the age of 18-25, but may sprout later or not grow at all or may not appear at all. Wisdom teeth grow in both jaws, and most adults have four of them. The wisdom teeth are problematic due to the lack of space to grow. The jaws of most people simply do not have enough space for 32 teeth. Because there is not enough space for wisdom teeth to sprout properly, they end up crooked or incomplete. Crooked teeth damage the enamel of the surrounding teeth and irregular positioning makes interdental cleaning much more difficult. Underdeveloped wisdom teeth can be partially “overgrown” with gum tissue, which can also build up bacteria.

When is it necessary to have wisdom teeth removed

When dealing with wisdom teeth, it is important to not hesitate. After the third molars are fully formed, removal procedures become more difficult, and the recovery period is longer. If irregular positioning of teeth causes inflammation or damage to adjacent teeth, they should be removed.

Dental care after wisdom teeth removal

The patient should avoid eating for at least 3-4 hours after the procedure. Try to avoid hot food and drinks for the remainder of the day, do not touch the wound with fingers or tongue, and avoid physical exertion.

Possible complications

After the wisdom teeth removal, a patient can experience pain and bleeding. You should not be alarmed – it is natural postoperative condition, and the pain will eventually disappear.

Frequently asked questions

Tooth removal is safe if done properly by licensed professionals. Proper preparation and cleaning of tissues after the extraction are required for the safety and well-being of a patient. It is especially important to try to remove the tooth without traumatizing the surrounding tissue and then clean the area properly. A poorly performed procedure can cause severe damage to the patient’s jaw.
We recommend that you visit your dentist before your planned pregnancy, tooth removal is not allowed during pregnancy, except for a few crucial exceptions.
• When the wisdom teeth are dysfunctional (not involved in the process of chewing) and severely damaged by caries, pulpitis or periodontitis. • When the structure of the root or poor accessibility makes endodontic treatment impossible. • When underdeveloped wisdom teeth cause recurrent soft tissue inflammation – pericoronitis. • When underdeveloped wisdom teeth damage the roots of adjacent teeth or cause tooth collision. • When crooked wisdom teeth cause damage to the cheeks while chewing. • To reduce the likelihood of cyst formation around the retained tooth or to remove the tooth with a formed cyst. • Removal of mental teeth before treatment with braces or transparent straightening mouthguards is recommended.
It is recommended to replace the removed tooth to reduce wear on other teeth, which have a higher load during chewing, and stop the process of jaw bone loss.
Prophylactic visits for both children and adults are recommended every 6 to 12 months. Regular visits provide an opportunity to prevent tooth decay and costly treatment by utilizing cheaper, healthier maintenance procedures.

What is the cost of these procedures?

Each patient’s case is different, so we only set the price after a thorough analysis of the patient’s condition. Contact us and we will determine the best possible price for you.
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