Do Wisdom Teeth Make Your Jaw Bigger? The soft tissue of the mouth evolved to hold 28 teeth. This evolution completed about 10 million years ago.
It is rare for people to have 32 permanent teeth today, even though most people have room in their jaws for them.
That’s because wisdom teeth are usually the last four molars at the back of your upper and lower jaws. They usually grow through the gums between late teenage years and early twenties, after brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups to keep teeth healthy.
When wisdom teeth come in they are soft, both their roots and the surrounding jaw tissue is soft so they can break easily. That can cause wisdom teeth to grow in at a funny angle or make it difficult for them to fit. This can lead to wisdom teeth removal.
When wisdom teeth need to come out, the only way is through surgery. If you don’t have wisdom teeth removed when they’re causing problems, it can affect how your other teeth line up and lead to more extractions in the future.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth removal, also known as tooth extraction or tooth discarding, is the process of removing a tooth from the mouth because it has stopped functioning and will not erupt into its proper place in the mouth. The tooth can be removed due to an overabundance of space in the jaw allowing further tooth eruption
Wisdom tooth removal is used to treat impacted wisdom tooth in which the adjoined upper and lower jaws do not have enough space to allow for all three of a person’s wisdom teeth to properly erupt into their respective places in the mouth.
Why Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed
Wisdom teeth are an evolutionary leftover, wisdom teeth removal is the only way to remove wisdom teeth without any complications. If wisdom teeth are left in the mouth it will cause pain, gum damage and tooth decay.
The most likely reason wisdom teeth need to be removed is because they do not fit properly into the mouth with their neighboring teeth so wisdom teeth need to be removed to avoid any physical discomfort.
How Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process Works?
The dentist will numb the area with an injection of local anaesthetic, make a cut in the gums and remove the impacted wisdom teeth by pulling it or twisting it and then stitching up the gum.
You can usually go home the same day as the surgery but you’ll probably feel sore for a few days after wisdom teeth removal so you’ll need to take it easy.
Infection can occur when wisdom teeth are removed if the surgeon does not take sufficient precautions before performing the operation. In the United States, approximately 1 in 10 wisdom tooth extractions have been estimated to result in postoperative infection.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction After Care
General wisdom teeth pain relief tips are usually to rinse your mouth with warm salt water, avoid smoking or drinking too much alcohol and take paracetamol for the pain.
You can’t drive immediately after wisdom teeth surgery because you may be numb on one side of your face. You’ll also need someone to take you home in case you get dizzy.
It is said wisdom teeth removal process takes about 30-45 minutes to complete the surgery depending upon the wisdom tooth condition of patient.
Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars or last wisdom teeth because wisdom teeth typically erupt in late teenage years, when one is about 17 to 25 years old.
Make an Appointment For Check Up Today!
Its important for your dental health to monitor your wisdom teeth. Many people think it is just another waste of time, but in reality, you don’t want to leave this thing unnoticed.
Some people may feel some pains when they are chewing or eating food that needs a lot of chewing power because your wisdom teeth are coming out.
The best way to make sure of what is going on and if your wisdom teeth need to be taken out or not is to see your dentist.
If you need to check on your wisdom teeth feel free to make an appointment with Dr. Bilus Here