If you are suffering from dental abscesses, we at One Stop Dentistry can help.
Ignoring abscessed infected teeth may jeopardize one’s health. Badly decayed wisdom teeth may need to be extracted.
Wisdom teeth erupt into the mouth between ages 15 to 25 years old. In so many cases extraction of the wisdom teeth is necessary.
Following are a few reasons why extracting wisdom teeth may be necessary:
1. Eruption of wisdom teeth is associated with pain quite sometimes. Swelling and infection is also possible. Since the wisdom teeth are the cause of disease extraction of these teeth is often indicated.
2. Miss alignment of growth path of a wisdom tooth is another reason to extract a wisdom tooth. Sometimes the jaw is not large enough to accommodate adequate space for wisdom teeth, so teeth are growing at an angle of completely sideways instead of vertical. This situation will case cavity to neighboring teeth. When this situation occurs wisdom teeth must be extracted to prevent damage to healthy functioning teeth.
3. Wisdom teeth could be pushing other straight teeth out of alignment. Straight teeth may become crocked. If that is the case, we need to extract them.
In dentistry extractions fall under the category of “Oral surgery”. Oral surgery just like surgery anywhere else in the body is associated with certain risks. The most common risk of oral surgery is infection. Dry socket is another relatively common occurrence. “Dry socket” is a condition where healing of the area of extraction cessation of the healing process. It usually develops a few days after the extractions. A dry socket is associated with pain and bad smell of the mouth. Fortunately there are easy treatments for “Dry socket”. It heals and self-corrects itself. Damage to surrounding tissue is another risk of oral surgery and extractions. However, most of these injuries are temporary in nature and one’s body can heal itself. Nerve damage, excessive bleeding and browses are some of the collateral damages to oral surgery.