Here’s Everything You Need to Know about Wisdom Teeth Removal Sedation and Importance of Surgery.
Generally, a person should not require sedation for wisdom tooth extraction surgery. The dentist numbs the area with a local anesthetic to minimize the pain and carry out the wisdom teeth removal. However, a preventive treatment is always advisable then waiting for other dental problems to occur. One can’t predict when the impacted wisdom tooth’s problem aggravates and cause swelling, infection or irreversible damage to other teeth. Instead of ‘wait & watch approach’, one should timely consult the dentist and get wisdom teeth removed before it causes other problems. In case of delays, there is a greater chance of complications from surgery like permanent damage to nerves present in the jaw.
Wisdom tooth extraction surgery goes beyond just taking out the damage teeth. A dentist should be able to minimize the pain during and after surgery, minimize the complications and help you return to day-to-day life as early as possible. It is important that preemptive steps are taken and wisdom teeth are removed in time, else it can evolve in major three scenarios as follows.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Preemptive Steps –
1. Irrevocable Damage To The Surrounding Teeth
The damaged wisdom teeth are so tightly spaced against the molar teeth that they create spaces between which are impossible to clean and kept bacteria free and food debris. It can lead to chronic inflammation in the areas between the teeth, leading to gum-related problems, decay as well as damage to both the teeth. In several cases, it has been observed that the patient feels the pain only when the molar teeth start decaying, which leads to the need for removing both the damaged wisdom teeth as well as molar teeth.
2. Heightened Risk Of Fractured Jaw
The damaged wisdom teeth increase the chances of jaw bone fractures, which can occur during physical activities like sports, running etc. the damaged wisdom teeth occupy the space in the jaw that is generally filled with dense bone. When the bone volume gets substantially reduced, it leads to weakening of the jaw. The preemptive wisdom tooth extraction surgery with bone grafting allows to maintain and strengthen the jaw and significantly cuts down the risk involved in jaw bone fracture.
3. Maximum Risk Of Complications
A damaged wisdom tooth which has grown over a period becomes more and more complicated when it needs to be surgically removed. It is relatively easy and less painful to removed damaged wisdom tooth early. In case of delays, the surgery might need a substantial amount of bone to be removed to take out the damaged teeth safely, followed by bone grafting to increase the jaw strength.
To minimize complications and pain, one should always get the damaged wisdom tooth out during early stages. It will certainly help you keep optimum dental health.