Why wisdom-teeth should be extracted?
Wisdom-teeth can be found in ¾ of the population. However, in most cases they are promptly removed as they contribute to dental infections. Their hard to reach location makes it difficult to maintain proper hygiene. This contributes to tooth decay and recurring inflammation of soft tissue around. Moreover, being last to grow out, these teeth usually don’t have enough space causing bite irregularities requiring orthodontic treatmeny in adult patients.
Extracting wisdom teeth is also advised due to the fact that dental inflammations can lead to further problems in other vital organs elsewhere in the body. It is not common knowledge that inflammation-related complications can affect the heart, eyesight, kidneys, joints as well as contribute to diabetes.
What happens during wisdom tooth removal?
Each treatment is preceded by comprehensive diagnostics. The dentist takes an X-ray image which shows whether it can be extracted traditionally or surgically under a microscope. In the latter case, tomography imaging is performed which shows the exact location of the tooth’s root and its distance from sinuses and nerves. This microscope-aided approach helps to protect the bone as well as soft tissue around the extracted tooth.