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The wisdom teeth, known as the last adult teeth, can erupt between the ages of 18 and 20, as well as late, and there are 4 of these teeth in the mouth. From birth, the baby teeth come out first. After the eruption of baby teeth, anterior teeth and canine teeth come out. After these teeth, molars come out. While the referent teething process continues, the jaw continues to develop and space is opened for the wisdom teeth. Finally, wisdom teeth come out, but most of the time, because they cannot adapt to the jaw structure, it causes discomfort such as pain or abscess formation in the person.

Medication is first applied to wisdom teeth that cause pain. The abscess formed in the area is dried and then needs to be pulled out immediately. If the person delays the extraction of wisdom teeth, it may cause cyst formation around the wisdom teeth after a while. This formation weakens and damages the jawbone over time.

What is an Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Teeth that are not visible from the outside, that come out horizontally or that are semi-impacted are defined as impacted wisdom teeth. X-rays are taken during the examination of people suffering from 20-year-old tooth pain, and this only reveals whether the 20-year-old tooth is impacted. As a result, it is decided that the wisdom tooth will be a surgical intervention or an ordinary tooth extraction procedure.

What are the Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth do not cause any discomfort to the person if there is enough space in the gingiva and if they come out properly. However, wisdom teeth that cannot find a place cause pain in the teeth and gums, swelling in the lymph nodes, headache, bad breath, pain when chewing, or pain in the jaw or ear.

How to Extract Wisdom Teeth?

Impacted or semi-impacted wisdom teeth need to be extracted because it can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and tissue loss in the roots or enamel of neighboring teeth.

If there is no problem in the position, size and posture of the wisdom teeth in the jawbone, then there is no difference between the wisdom teeth extraction and the normal tooth extraction.

Local anesthesia is usually applied when extracting wisdom teeth and it is a fairly routine procedure, but very few of the problematic wisdom teeth can be extracted in this way. Most of the rest is removed with the help of surgical interventions called wisdom tooth surgery.

How is 20-Year-Old? Surgery Performed?

If the roots of the 20-year-old tooth are impacted in the jawbone, the 20-year-old tooth is divided into several parts and pulled. Then, stitches are placed on the gum where the tooth was removed. These procedures are the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Local anesthesia is applied in the operation and when the anesthesia is effective, the person may experience severe pain. That’s why painkillers are prescribed by the physician.

What Should Be Considered After the Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

After the operation, the area where the tooth was extracted should not be touched, the other side of the mouth should be used while eating, and softer foods should be taken until it heals. Spicy, acidic or hard foods should be avoided. In addition, swelling may occur in the area, you can apply ice therapy to prevent this situation. In addition, smoking in the first 24 hours can increase bleeding, so it should be avoided.

Finally, after wisdom teeth are extracted, the person’s face may swell, but this varies from person to person. In order to avoid swelling, ice compression should be applied to the cheek area for the first 24 hours, but slight swelling is normal. It is important to use the medicines given by the physician properly, but if there is excessive bleeding, swelling or pain, the physician should be consulted.