Wisdom teeth are the third most recent molars in the mouth. Although it usually starts to appear in the 17-25 age period, it may come out later in some people.

Should I definitely have my wisdom tooth extracted?

If it comes out in the right position and does not damage the surrounding tissues, there is no harm in keeping the wisdom teeth in place. However, if your tooth is fused to the jawbone and is not in the appropriate position, it may need to be extracted considering the damage it will cause in the future.

In what situations are wisdom teeth extracted?

  • If you have a cavity in your tooth,
  • If you have a gum disease problem,
  • If it is pressing on the other teeth and this pressure is causing pain,
  • If crowding has started to occur in your existing teeth due to the pressure it puts on other teeth,
  • If prosthesis is to be applied into the mouth,
  • If it causes cyst formation, wisdom teeth must be extracted.

What is the Best Time to Extract Wisdom Teeth?

A tooth with a bad position should be extracted between the ages of 14 and 22, whether it causes complaints or not. Operations at a young age are technically easier and recovery is faster. Operations over the age of 40 are more difficult. In addition, with increasing age, side effects increase and the recovery period is prolonged.

Is the extraction of wisdom teeth different from other tooth extractions?

The degree of difficulty of the procedure to be applied varies depending on the position, shape and size of the wisdom tooth. After a simple shot, there may be a slight swelling, pain and bleeding. Within a few days, the situation improves. As the bone structure is concentrated and flexibility decreases in advanced ages, extraction becomes difficult and healing slows down.

What should I pay attention to after having my wisdom tooth extracted?

  • Do not tamper with the wound site. Otherwise, pain, infection or bleeding may develop.
  • Do not chew with the side from which your tooth was extracted during the first 24 hours.
  • Do not smoke for the first 24 hours. Because smoking increases bleeding and disrupts healing.
  • Do not spit. If you spit, the bleeding increases and the clot may dislodge.
  • Check your bleeding. If the suture is not placed, a tampon is applied with sterile gauze. Keep the buffer in the mouth for half an hour for clot formation. If bleeding continues after the tampon is removed, replace it with a new one.
  • Check for bloating. After the operation, circulation is slowed down by applying a cold tampon to the area and swelling of your face is prevented. The application is performed in periods of 20 minutes cold buffer-20 minutes intermittent-return 20 minutes cold buffer.
  • After the first 24 hours, gargle with the mixture you have prepared by adding 1 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of warm water every 2 hours.

What is the healing process after tooth extraction?

After tooth extraction, oral and gum tissues will enter the healing process. In this process, mild pain, swelling and tenderness are normal. The healing process may vary from person to person, usually lasting a few days or weeks. You can control the pain by regularly using painkillers recommended by your dentist. You can also use mouth rinse solutions to prevent inflammation by following your physician’s instructions. For the first few days, you should opt for foods that are soft and not hot. You should avoid this type of food, as hard, hot, or spicy foods can damage the area of attraction. After the operation, it is important to rest and allow your body time to heal. You should limit physical activities and avoid overexertion. You should pay attention to oral hygiene as recommended by your dentist. You should maintain routine oral care habits, such as brushing and flossing. However, you should be very careful when brushing the tooth extraction area and avoid touching it to avoid damaging the healing process. You should regularly follow the controls recommended by your dentist. In these controls, the recovery process will be evaluated and additional measures will be taken if necessary. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact your dentist. Seek the advice of your dentist for information about the healing process or to ask questions.

However, each individual’s healing process may be different. It’s best to follow your dentist’s recommendations and instructions carefully.

How Much Are Wisdom Teeth Treatment Prices?

Since wisdom dental treatment is a personalized application, its prices may also vary according to the material and clinic used. You can contact us to learn about our dental implant prices that are the most suitable and economical for you.