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wisdom teeth

 

Wisdom teeth are also known collectively as the third molar. This is a development that is experienced by most of us. You may be interested to know that the reason we end up calling this process as wisdom teeth is due to the fact that this is a phenomenon which happens when we have supposedly achieved some intelligence. Ideally, it is during the 17 to 25 year age group that people end up usually having their third molar coming through. As most people would know, wisdom teeth do most often than not require extraction. These types of teeth are usually extracted for two prime reasons. One well-known reason is that the teeth are impacted. The other reason is that teeth can be an issue if not extracted.

 

The fact is that wisdom teeth usually have bacteria. Since it is difficult to brush and floss right at the end of the oral cavity, extraction is preferred. This is certainly advisable since bacteria can cause problems by leading to tooth decay. There is also a chance where there is a misalignment of teeth if they grow in. What this does is that teeth end up rubbing against the cheek or tongue which leads to considerable pain. If extraction at this point is not preformed, there is a propensity for malocclusion or overcrowding of teeth to occur.

 

As per most advice given by dentists, it would be counterproductive to wash your mouth post-extraction since coagulation of blood takes place thereby sealing off the wound. However, rinsing with warm water is known to dislodge the blood clots thereby extending the process of bleeding. True enough, a wisdom tooth is a problem that can be serious especially given the complications that can arise.

 

If you believe that your wisdom teeth are causing you issues, go to your doctor so that they can get you the proper care. It is important that you seek dental attention so that your wisdom teeth do not cause bigger problems. When and if you have your teeth extracted, make sure to listen to your dentist’s instructions to ensure your healing goes smoothly.

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