Wisdom tooth occlusion
Wisdom tooth occlusion
The impacted wisdom tooth is the third largest mill tooth at the back of the mouth that does not have the proper path and space to protrude or grow normally.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to protrude from the gums. Wisdom tooth occlusion can cause pain and damage to other teeth and cause many dental problems.
In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth may not have an apparent problem or cause immediate problems, but because it is difficult to clean a impacted or semi-impacted wisdom tooth at the end of the mouth and may not be well cleaned, there is a risk of tooth decay and gum infection. It's more.
It is often pulled if the impacted wisdom tooth hurts or causes other problems. Some dentists and oral surgeons recommend that even if the impacted wisdom tooth does not cause any symptoms, it should be checked and pulled out if problems occur in the future.
What are the signs and symptoms of wisdom tooth occlusion?
Tooth occlusion does not always have symptoms. However, if the impacted tooth becomes infected, or damages neighboring teeth, or causes other dental problems, you may experience some of the following symptoms:
• Redness or swelling of the gums
• Gum sensitivity or ease of bleeding
• Jaw pain
• Swelling around the jaw
• Bad Breath
• Feeling of unpleasant taste in the mouth
• Hard to open mouth
When to see a doctor for wisdom tooth extraction?
See your dentist if you feel pain or discomfort or other symptoms behind the last teeth of the mill.
What causes wisdom tooth occlusion?
The reason wisdom teeth are implanted is that they do not have enough space to protrude or grow normally.
Wisdom teeth erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. In some people, wisdom tooth extraction is done without problems and in line with other teeth, but in many cases, the mouth space is not enough to extract wisdom tooth.
As a result, it gets stuck in its teeth and cannot come out completely. If only part of the crown of the tooth protrudes, it is called half-hidden, and if all of it remains under the gums, it is called hidden.
Complications of wisdom tooth occlusion
Damage to other teeth: If a wisdom tooth puts pressure on its neighbor's tooth, it may damage it.
It also increases the risk of infection in this area. On the other hand, this pressure causes the teeth to become out of alignment and become crooked and require orthodontic treatment.
Cysts: Wisdom teeth grow in a sac in the jawbone. This sac may be filled with fluid and form a cyst.
This can damage the jawbone, teeth and nerves. In rare cases, a tumor forms that is usually benign and non-cancerous. This complication is treated by extracting wisdom teeth and removing part of the tissues and even bones.
Tooth decay: Semi-impacted wisdom teeth are prone to decay. This is because semi-impacted wisdom teeth at the end of the mouth are more difficult to clean, and food particles and bacteria are more likely to accumulate between the gums and semi-impacted teeth.
Gum disease: Because it is difficult to clean the semi-impacted teeth at the back of the mouth, there is a high risk of gingivitis and infection in this area.
Prevention of wisdom tooth occlusion
Tooth decay can not be prevented, but its complications can be prevented in a timely manner with regular dental checkups and effective cleaning of teeth and monitoring the growth and eruption of wisdom teeth.
In X-rays, the condition of the wisdom teeth can be clearly seen before it causes symptoms.
Latency treatment for wisdom tooth extraction
If you have a specific medical problem that increases the complications and risks of surgery, it may be more difficult to treat impacted wisdom teeth. You should usually see an oral surgeon for treatment of impacted wisdom teeth and solutions