Wednesday, 4 November 2015

      IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH-AN INSIGHT !   

                  The common problem everybody surfing right now in the internet is pain in the back of mouth with difficulty in mouth opening.Probably ,it is Impacted wisdom tooth- a common,usually painful problem people at 3rd decade of life are facing.Understanding the sings of impacted wisdom tooth can help you seek the dentist at right time.


WHAT  IS WISDOM TOOTH?
                  Wisdom tooth is  the last one to emerge out of gums in back of your mouth both in upper and lower arch.Their development begin at any time of teen age they fully emerge between the age of 17 -25 years of age.


IMPACTED WISDOM TOOTH?
                     Wisdom tooth that don't erupt completely at early 20's are called impacted.As they are the last teeth to erupt ,the jaw don't usually have enough room to accommodate them.They get trapped inside the jaw or gums.They can be fully or partially impacted.Patients with completely impacted teeth will experience discomfort and other teeth can be knocked out of alignment as impacted teeth exhibit force against the gums by pushing to come out.Partially impacted teeth can also cause enough damage to the neighboring teeth by harboring food particles leading to infection and decay.It is believed that this generation is facing more of this impaction trouble as there is decrease in jaw size due to soft diet(evolution).Impacted teeth can be identified in regular dental check-ups too.

Impacted wisdom tooth in x-ray


SIGNS?
       Primarily,               
                 pain              
                 swelling in the region             
                 tenderness               
                 bleeding from gums in that area      
                 swelling around the jaw              
                 difficulty in mouth opening     
     Secondarily,                
                 ear pain              
                 head ache                
                 swollen lymph nodes           
                 painful ulcers              
                 bad taste               
                 bad breath





COMPLICATIONS?
              There are varying degrees of impacted teeth. Some partially impacted showing crowns to some fail to penetrate gums-fully impacted.Potential complications include,
  • Crowding of teeth due to pressure on adjacent teeth
  • Gum disease and decay due to difficult access to cleaning make them prone to food lodgement and infection.
  • Development of cysts:Wisdom teeth grow in a sac within the jaw and sometimes when the sacs get filled with fluid cyst develop leading to serious complication of damage to jaw bones and nerves in it.




TREATMENT? 
                                            Surgical removal of that tooth under local anesthesia,sometimes general anesthesia.The oral surgeon opens the gums and removes the teeth and sutures will be placed.Sutures will be removed at 5th-7th day.
    



Don't make things complicated than they need to be !!
If you are experiencing these symptoms ,seek treatment promptly by contacting
GUMS AND TEETH DENTAL CLINIC,
Mambakkam road,
Medavakkam,
chennai-100
Phone:9962497766