Why does wisdom tooth pain?
We tend to see wisdom teeth impacted in bone more often these days. this is e due to the reduction in the Jaws size which cannot accommodate the last molar or the wisdom teeth. The usual age of eruption of the wisdom tooth is around 21years. If it gets impacted we find the symptoms of pain start developing anytime between the age of 20 to 28 years. The predominant reason why wisdom teeth cause trouble is because of food starts to gets wedged between the wisdom tooth and the adjoining molar. The patient usually does not realize this. He realizes that food impaction happens only when a large chunk gets lodged there.
The food that is lost results in swelling and inflammation in the surrounding gums or gingiva resulting in acute pain but over time it also starts rotting the wisdom tooth and the adjoining molar. Discomfort from this gives sensitivity and foul smell to the patient.
What must we do with the wisdom tooth?
The wisdom tooth should be removed as soon as the first signs of trouble are noticed. The only reason why a wisdom tooth should be considered important is if in future the doctor or the patient is planning to use the wisdom tooth for support to provide a bridge for a missing tooth.
Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?
Removal of the wisdom tooth is not painful anymore due to the advent of powerful analgesics and pain control measures. the discomfort is also so less as we use motorized instruments as compared to chisel which was used before.
Before the wisdom tooth is extracted a proper diagnosis is essential to prevent complication during removal
Dr. Sidharth Shankar is a practicing Periodontist in Koramangala Bangalore, for the last 15 years. He is an alumni from A B Shetty Dental College Mangalore graduated in the year 2001, was practicing in Chennai under one of the best periodontists till 2004. He finished his masters in periodontology in 2007 at Oxford dental, Bangalore. Again guided by the best in the field of dentistry.
Since graduation from 2007 up to 2015, Dr. Sidharth has been a consultant Dentist at many dental clinics across Bangalore. And Since 2015 he has been exclusively practicing at his clinic.
He has been attending many Perio conferences And implant conferences during the time and has been attached to academic institutions for 9 years.
An experienced practitioner His practice involves using minimally invasive dental procedures to conserve. He has a keen interest in the world of Cosmetic Dentistry. He uses a combination of invisible braces, Aligners, or invisalign along with Veneers Bonding and Crowns to achieve his patients’ wishes.
Smilekraft Dental clinic is Situated in Koramangala Bangalore, But it serves patients from all over.
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