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Extracting Your Wisdom Tooth and Its Outcome 

Extracting Your Wisdom Tooth

When you finally decide to extract your wisdom tooth, you are already in pain.

Most of us want to be relieved by the continuous discomfort the tooth brings when it grows. 

We decide to move forward to extract it as the discomfort is no longer bearable. 

There will be several signs of your wisdom tooth affecting your surrounding tooth and in cases the gums too, which will cause pain and irritation. 

 

What is a Wisdom Tooth?

Never take the term literally. Wisdom tooth does not make you smarter, it has got nothing to do with wisdom perse. 

It is named wisdom only because it grows at a later stage of your life, notably after you turn 17. In some cases, individuals never develop wisdom teeth.  

It grows on the back of your mouth in both the upper and lower jaw, which completes the set of 32 teeth that adults have. 

It is also widely defined in dental terms as the "third molar" and is the posterior of the three.

 

Reasons to Remove Your Wisdom Tooth

In the United States, over 10 million wisdom teeth are removed per year from 5 million individuals as per a study conducted by Jay W. 

Friedman DDS mentioned in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). 

While those who remove wisdom teeth are definitely in large numbers, in some cases, one doesn’t have to remove them.

There is no compulsion to remove your wisdom tooth till it is not causing you extreme dental issues. 

Further, it is always safe to consult your dental practitioner first before removing your wisdom tooth. 

Generally, you will feel the need to remove it due to excessive pain and irritation. 

It is best to remove your wisdom tooth if you face the following conditions, 

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Method of Extraction

Consult any specialists available at Kirkland Premier Dentistry when you feel the need to extract your wisdom tooth. 

We encourage patients to seek suitable methods of treatment after a thorough consultation.

We provide all the details regarding the entire process before starting the treatment so that the patient is well informed. 

An overview will include processes pre and post-extraction and the precautions to be taken. The tooth extraction process generally involves giving anesthesia. 

 

Extracting Your Wisdom Tooth Will Prevent You From:  

Pericoronitis - "inflammation of the soft tissues" which is a long-term effect of the inability to clean the tooth. 

Gingivitis - "inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth" 

Dentigerous Cyst - "follicular cyst, formed by an accumulation of fluid between the reduced enamel epithelium and crown of an unerupted tooth" 

Odontogenic keratocyst - “aggressive developmental cyst which develops in the jaw". 

The pain felt by the uncontrolled growth of your wisdom tooth is momentary. There are several ways in which you can relieve and ease the pain. 

Most have to do with temporary dietary changes, focusing on oral health, and taking rest. Extracting your wisdom tooth will save you from the burden of further deteriorating oral health. 

At Kirkland Premier Dentistry Dr. Gaurav Sharma has 400+ hours of Continuing education from the prestigious AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry) He applies for the latest research & advances in dentistry to provide the best dental care to patients.

It is always wise to begin consultation without delay. Get a detailed consultation from Dr. Gaurav Sharma today at Kirkland Premier Dentistry! We promise to take good care of you!

Author
Dr. Gaurav Sharma Dr. Gaurav Sharma Dr. Gaurav Sharma has been in practice since 2015, after graduating with his DDS from New York University with honors in Implant Dentistry that same year. Before moving to the U.S., Dr. Gaurav practiced in India for 4 years as an Associate Dentist after graduating from one of the top dental schools in India with a Bachelors's in Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2009. He is a good listener who takes time to explain different treatment options so patients fully understand. He takes pride in bringing smiles back to his patients. With his experience, skills & passion for dentistry, Dr. Sharma can provide the best dental care to his patients.

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