Impacted wisdom teeth or impacted deciduous wisdom teeth is a common occurrence for anyone who has had them since childhood. However, impacted wisdom teeth are also a major cause of concern in adults because of the potential health complications that they may incur. If you experience any type of pain or discomfort from impacted wisdom teeth or have any other symptoms, it is important to see a dentist.
Impacted wisdom teeth will cause pain, infection and/or damage to adjacent teeth. In most cases, impacted deciduous wisdom teeth will cause no obvious or immediate issues. But as they are often harder to remove, they may become susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease and mouth yeast infection more quickly than other teeth. Some of the most common symptoms of impacted deciduous wisdom teeth include tooth sensitivity, difficulty chewing, and grinding. If your teeth do not move freely during chewing or grinding, or you notice that you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, you should visit a dentist right away.
There are three types of treatment available to remove impacted deciduous wisdom teeth. Your dentist will likely recommend one or more treatments. The most common of these are the following:
Implant Dentistry – This procedure is the most invasive and expensive treatment. Your dentist will inject the root of the impacted tooth into the pulp chamber below the affected tooth. The root will need to remain in place for a few weeks, although it usually goes back into place on its own after a couple of months. This treatment is generally considered a last resort for treatment of impacted wisdom tooth because it is very invasive. A few minor complications may result, including bleeding and infection of the surrounding gums.
Root Canal Therapy – A root canal is used for severely impacted deciduous wisdom tooth. Your dentist will extract the impacted deciduous tooth and insert an endoscope into the pulp chamber, allowing him to take care of the infection and decay in the area. The tooth then needs to be extracted and the root will be extracted as well.
Root canal therapy is usually the first option for a patient with severely impacted deciduous wisdom tooth. In this process, the root of the impacted deciduous tooth is extracted and the tooth will need to be extracted through the mouth. Because the teeth are extracted and the root is removed, you will not experience any pain or discomfort for about the root canal procedure, although you may feel some numbness.
Tooth Root Bonding – This procedure involves bonding the root of a deciduous tooth with the adjacent tooth. It is often done on a limited basis after removal of the underlying tooth. If the adjacent teeth are in great enough condition, this procedure may not be necessary. However, if the tooth is in poor condition, it may be required to keep the adjacent tooth from grinding or causing damage to surrounding teeth.
Tooth Implants – This procedure is used to replace a missing, or recently extracted, impacted or deciduous wisdom tooth. An implant is placed in the bone of the jaw and attached to the root of the missing or recently extracted tooth. There are risks involved, including the risk of infection, tooth decay, tooth erosion, nerve damage, infection, and infection of the jawbone. This is a very invasive procedure and should only be considered if all other options have been exhausted.
Teeth Implants: This process is used for the replacement of one or more impacted or deciduous wisdom teeth. An implant is inserted under the gum line and anchored to the gums, with a small ball-shaped metal piece placed under the gum. An implant is made up of two separate pieces: one that hold the supporting ball of metal, and another that provides a crown that can provide support for the impacted tooth.
The success of tooth implant depends largely on the tooth condition and the wisdom tooth in question. If the tooth in question is severely impacted, there may be little or no need for an implant. If the tooth has been impacted and needs to be removed, the tooth may need to be reshaped, but the root canal and the tooth implants will not need to be replaced if the gum and surrounding bones are healthy and function properly.
Implants are very effective at treating impacted wisdom tooth and are available to patients in many forms, including over-the-counter, which are available over the counter with a prescription. Your dentist will help you find the best tooth implant for your situation.