Inserting a tooth extraction device and extracting a wisdom tooth is just one of many common dental procedures. However, there's no need to worry – here is some information about this procedure and why it's important.
Why do you need a wisdom tooth extraction?
Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to come in. They are also the largest and most important teeth in your mouth. They play an important role in chewing and munching food.
There are two types of wisdom teeth: primary and permanent. Primary wisdom teeth are the first set of teeth that come in, and they usually fall out during the teenage years.
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Permanent wisdom teeth, on the other hand, stay in your mouth for the rest of your life.
If you’re considering getting wisdom teeth removed, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Wisdom teeth can cause problems if they start to grow too far or if they become impacted (stuck). Impacted Wisdom Teeth: If one or more wisdom teeth become impacted, it can cause pain, difficulty breathing, and swelling. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can require surgery to remove them.
- Wisdom teeth removal is not recommended before age 25. Removal before this age may result in dental problems down the road.
- Wisdom tooth extraction is a painful procedure that requires general anesthesia (anesthesia that puts you into a deep sleep). It’s also a major surgery that can require weeks of recovery time.