The wisdom teeth are often the last to erupt as adult teeth, beginning around the age of six.
When wisdom teeth erupt, they can occasionally cause issues. Impacted wisdom teeth are the name given to wisdom teeth that do not emerge normally. It might be necessary to have one of our specialists at our Smile Hub Dental Clinic remove the wisdom teeth if they are impacted.
Lack of space or obstruction by other teeth are two causes of this.
Most people with impacted wisdom teeth don't experience any issues at all, but other people may experience issues including gum inflammation around the tooth, an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease around other teeth, and possibly issues with teeth in later life. Surgery is typically needed for treatment if the wisdom tooth becomes infected.
One of the most frequent procedures performed in the Ireland is the extraction of wisdom teeth. Whether or not they were causing issues, wisdom teeth that were impacted have occasionally been extracted. There is no solid proof that removing impacted wisdom teeth that are not bothering the patient will be beneficial. Every procedure, in fact, has some risk.
According to research, it is advised against operating on impacted wisdom teeth that are healthy and free of disease.
There are two causes behind this, the first of which is the absence of valid research demonstrating the health advantages of this practice. Additionally, patients who undergo surgery to remove healthy wisdom teeth are subjected to the hazards of the procedure. These include bleeding, infection, nerve damage, other tooth injury, other teeth damage, and rarely, death.
The only people who should have their wisdom teeth removed are those who have sick, infections, or other issues related to the wisdom teeth. The type of illness or diseases that would necessitate surgery for you will be known to your dentist or oral surgeon.
Examples include tooth decay that cannot be treated, abscesses, cysts, or tumours, disease of the tissues around the tooth, or if the tooth is in the way of another surgery. To talk with a specialist about wisdom teeth removal, contact us right away.