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When do you know when a wisdom teeth needs to be removed?

Removal of wisdom teeth is important when the teeth have no room in the mouth to grow. The following symptoms may indicate that the wisdom teeth have erupted and surfaced, and should be removed before they become impacted. However, symptoms may differ from one another and they include:

  • Pain

  • Infection in the mouth

  • Swelling of the face

  • Swelling of the gum line in the back of the mouth

Most dentists will recommend an immediate removal of the wisdom tooth, as early removal so as to avoid problems, such as an impacted tooth that destroys the second molar. According to the American Academy of General Dentistry, third molar impaction is the most prevalent medical developmental disorder.


When is Wisdom Teeth Removal indicated?

The process of Wisdom tooth extraction is simple and widespread. The gravity of the procedure depends on the number of teeth that are being removed. The duration of the procedure generally lasts for a couple of hours. It begins with local anaesthesia being injected into the affected area which makes it numb and the patients have no sensation of pain. Then the trained dentist removes the bones and gum covering the tooth. After the tooth is removed stitches are required to close the wounds. The number of stitches required varies from person to person. The recovery time is a couple of days after the surgery.


Why do wisdom teeth sometimes require removal?

If wisdom teeth are causing a problem, this could mean that they are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health. Symptoms are easy to spot: pain, inflammation and some kind of infections.

Many people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid future serious problems. In general, the lack of the four wisdom teeth does not hamper one’s ability to properly bite down, speak or eat.