Among the myths that most fear us when we go to our dentist in Valencia, stands out the very dreaded Muela del Juicio.
It is so called because, usually, it is normal for it to appear between 17 and 21 years, the beginning of the age of youth in which the trial is supposed to appear.
When is it advisable to remove the wisdom tooth? Should it be removed in any case? The answer is No. The truth is that each case is different, which makes it very necessary to carefully study each case individually.
The wisdom tooth is nothing other than the upper or lower third molar at the end of each jaw. Responsible for the ‘shredder’ function of food, they help, together with saliva, to form the food bolus.
Despite the above explained, these can appear both before and after the usual age and do not always cause problems. In reality, in the end, the problem they cause arises from a lack of space since if these teeth have enough space to come out and grow, hardly any discomfort is noticed. According to Olalla Argibay, member of the board of directors of the Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (SEPA), “the extraction is not justified when they are erupting correctly or have already taken their place in the dental arch.”
Problems will appear when they cannot find their place, causing severe inflammation and / or infections.
The symptoms that give us the alarm are:
Pain at the end of the jaw
Irritation of the mouth and tongue.
Inflammation of the gums.
In this case, it is indicated that you go as soon as possible to your dentist in Valencia so that he can act as soon as possible.
Other symptoms may indicate that the wisdom tooth is retained and it is advisable to go to your dentist in Valencia to take an X-ray and study the case and, if necessary, extract them so that neither their size nor their roots develop further. resulting in the simplest possible extraction. If we ignore this case of problem, we can suffer from crowding of teeth, cavities, cysts.
Wisdom teeth should be removed as a general rule when they cause symptoms of pain, inflammation and bleeding over time and interrupt the normal life of the person.
Other times, the patient does not suffer pain or discomfort, but when an X-ray study or an exploration is performed, it is observed that it is causing damage to other structures such as cases in which it is embedded in the anterior molar, causing cavities, fractures and in general damage to the second molars that can lead to removal not only of the wisdom teeth, but of the wisdom teeth as well.
Also in cases in which infection or inflammatory bone cysts appear around the wisdom teeth for the time that they are inside the bone without being able to erupt, which can lead to more serious pathologies and therefore their extraction should be studied.
Finally, there are cases in which it is necessary to remove the wisdom teeth for reasons of dental treatment, without any symptoms so far. These cases are, for example, orthodontic treatments or replacement of absent molars either with implants or other types of prostheses and the wisdom teeth occupy those spaces.
Ultimately, its extraction will be indicated in cases where their attempt to erupt involves infections, cavities and resorption in the molars or problems in adjacent soft tissues because anatomically they prevent their exit.
Also an abnormal eruption that causes pain when impacting against the adjoining tooth, interrupting the eruption and causing the pieces to tilt.
Alterations in the bite or determining a recurrence after orthodontic treatment also justify its extraction.
A simple visit with your dentist in Valencia when you notice discomfort can help you assess and identify the core of the problem, know what your situation is and solve it as soon as possible.
Do you have an oral discomfort and do not know how to act? Call us and make your first appointment online or through the phone. 96 3303344 or 96 0500242 or on our page www.clinicadentalponssoria.com and consult with your dentist in Valencia.
We will be happy to assist you at our clinic on Calle Alfredo Torán y Olmos, 7 (corner of Avda. Francia, 27) Valencia.
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