Dont Let wisdom teeth be your NIGHTMARE!

The IMPORTANCE of wisdom tooth IN ORAL HEALTH;

Wisdom teeth are the last molars on both sides of the jaw. As they are located at the end of the jaw and being the last tooth, they can not be placed on the jawbone, so they can erupt vertically, horizontally or remain wisdom in the jawbone.

In addition to the teeth that are wisdom due to lack of space, there are also teeth that continue in unusual positions and regions.

Will Wisdom teeth DAMAGE OTHER TEETH?

When Wisdom teeth are most often half-buried (ie, the position where half of the mouth is applied), they can damage neighboring teeth. When Wisdom teeth are partially erupted to the mouth, the accumulated nutrients between them cannot be completely removed. This can lead to decay in neighboring teeth. Fully buried Wisdom teeth, which deviate from the normal eruption path and pressure on adjacent teeth, can eventually lead to resorption of the roots of neighboring teeth.

In addition, more serious problems may arise if the fully buried Wisdom tooth begins to expand to a cystic structure. As the cyst grows, it can cause permanent damage to the surrounding bone and nerve tissue. Rarely, tumor development can be seen from the untreated cyst wall. Treating this condition requires much more serious surgical practice.

In which condition the  Wisdom teeth should be operated?

  • Infection: There is a protective membrane called Wisdom teeth follicle underneath the gingiva. An infection can occur here when you try to pull a tooth. As a result of infection, the gums are red and swollen and may cause pain. Infection causes bad taste and odor in the mouth.
  • Pain: pain may be caused by ongoing wisdom tooth pressure.
  • Cyst: If wisdom tooth is not removed, cyst may form around the tooth. In some cases, although the patient has no complaints, very serious cases of cysts originating from embedded wisdom tooth are seen on x-rays. Cysts cause damage to the bone and other teeth and gums.
  • Damage to the front tooth: the buried wisdom tooth can press the roots of the 2nd molar teeth in front of them and cause problems with the root or late caries at the point of contact with the tooth. If the pressure is excessive, tipping of the front tooth may also occur.
  • İrregularity of the anterior teeth: wisdom tooth that tries to drive may cause a pressure to the anterior teeth. Especially after orthodontic treatment, wisdom tooth extraction is recommended to prevent irregularly ligning of anterior teeth
  • food embedding: wisdom tooth is very difficult to clean because they are located far behind in the mouth. There is also the possibility of gum disease and caries due to the brushing problems.
  • Impairment of other surgical procedures: extraction of the jaw fractures may be required if the tooth is above the fracture line. In addition, orthognathic (jaw correction surgery) surgical procedures may also require extraction of impacted teeth.
  • Tumor formation: jaw tumors may rarely occur around the embedded tooth.



It may be necessary to remove the wisdom tooth by operation, depending on the position, posture, size. Of the wisdom tooth in the jaw bone.

Post-operative swelling and mild pain may be felt as part of the healing process. Cold compress application for swelling and regular use of medications prescribed by your doctor is recommended for pain. After the operation, very hot and very cold foods should be avoided and soft foods should be preferred. In order to prevent the infection from being infected after oral surgery, oral hygiene should be observed as described by your doctor. Care should be taken by brushing teeth and using mouthwash. With appropriate drug use and recommended care, the surgical wound heals smoothly within a few days, sutures are removed between 7 and 10 days and the wound care process is completed.