Çamlıca Hospitadent Dental Hospital Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist, who says that painless, fully impacted teeth can be followed by your doctor with routine controls and extracted if necessary. Gizem Gulgezen; For 20-year-old teeth that cause pain, he stated that even if the pain complaint goes away with the drugs given by the physician, the pain may recur as soon as the body immunity decreases and in cases where oral care is not fully performed.
Çamlıca Hospitadent Dental Hospital Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist. Gizem Gülgezen answered the curious questions about 20-year-old teeth.
What is a wisdom tooth
The third molars, which last from the end of the tooth rows in the jaws, complete their development around the twenties and enter the mouth. They are generally known as twenty-year-old females because they come out. Depending on the lack of space in the jaws, the bone density of the area where the tooth comes out, and the root anatomy of the tooth, these teeth may come out completely or remain completely or semi-impacted in the jawbone.
Is it necessary to have wisdom teeth extracted
It is not necessary to have every wisdom tooth extracted. When evaluating for extraction, it is taken into account whether the teeth are fully impacted or not, how much the tooth is embedded in the jawbone, and the contact of the impacted tooth with the adjacent tooth. Sometimes eruption cysts may occur due to the sac in which the tooth develops. If these cysts grow unnoticed, they can weaken the jawbone. Fully impacted teeth that do not cause pain can be followed by your doctor with routine controls and extracted if necessary.
Oral hygiene is very important in teeth that have completely or partially erupted in the mouth. It is very difficult to reach these teeth, which are in the most backward region, with a toothbrush. Wisdom teeth that cause abscess due to caries must be extracted.
When the impacted wisdom teeth try to come out, they move towards the ear area and temples in the upper jaw, and under the chin and neck in the lower jaw. can cause pain. Sometimes swelling and tenderness can occur in the lymph nodes in these areas. When such a situation develops, the patient should definitely consult a doctor. Depending on the severity of the situation, the physician prescribes the right antibiotic and pain reliever to the patient. Tooth eruption pain is controlled over time when the drugs are used regularly for as long as the physician deems appropriate and completely disappears after the related tooth is extracted.