Wisdom teeth, symptoms and procedure

The wisdom teeth or third molar are four, one for each buccal quadrant, two on the upper part of the mouth and two on the lower one. They usually appear around the age of 20, but each person might develop them before, after or never. Besides, not always the four of them appear.

Which are the symptoms?

Sometimes this type of teeth do not cause symptoms. But, in the specific case, the patient himself is aware that wisdom teeth are affecting his dental health. Among the most common symptoms we can find:

  • Jaw pain (sometimes associated with a headache).
  • Greater sensitivity in the gums or jaw.
  • Unpleasant taste when biting in that area or near it.
  • Displacement of the teeth by little space or the tooth has come out at the wrong angle.

When is it advisable to extract them?

The first thing is to consult the dentist to assess your situation and recommend the best procedure to follow. Through a radiography will determine the location of your molars and if you also to other teeth.

Which is the procedure to follow in the intervention?

After consulting with the dentist and determined that extraction is necessary, a surgeon will be responsible for carrying out an extraction. It is a painless procedure, since the patient has an area with local anesthesia.

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the surgeon proceeds to expand the area where the tooth is located. If the tooth is difficult to remove, it may be necessary to make an incision in the gum or split it into several pieces.

It is a simple and very usual procedure. In addition, if you usually go to the periodic reviews the dentist, it will give you a great smile without complications