Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Most people either have 4,3,2,1 or in some cases no wisdom teeth. A patient presented with 6 wisdom teeth.
he last teeth to erupt are wisdom teeth. The eruption happens around age 17 and by age 21 the are fully erupted if they are not impacted. In general, wisdom teeth are impacted and cause food trap and in many situations gum inflammation. If food impaction left alone the adjacent could develop cavity.
In some cases, wisdom teeth are not fully erupted; however, to make room for themselves they push the adjacent teeth. As a result, the over crowding and spacing creates malocclusion and teeth become miss aligned. This matter can create food trap between the teeth as it is becomes hard to clean between the teeth with floss and brushing becomes difficult. Slowly, gums will become inflamed, bleeding and bad odor could be noticed. The accumulation of bacteria will great and unfriendly environment for gum and bone. Eventually gum recession and bone loss occurs and teeth become loose.
Wisdom teeth could be removed under local anesthesia. For nervous patients, general anesthesia is available and recommended.