They lie in the side of your mouth, just before the bottom of your molar teeth. They are the teeth in the very back of your mouth, on the side where your teeth come together. They are the teeth of wisdom. I am told that they are the teeth of a wise person. Could that be? When I was growing up, I did not have a wiser tooth.
Wisdom teeth are also referred to as third molars. According to clinical studies, there are between 12 and 18 of these teeth. Most people have four wisdom teeth, but some have as many as 12 of them.
According to the weights of the teeth of three groups of people, there could be no doubt that they are the teeth of wisdom. They are the last teeth to come in and are found in the very back of the mouth, on both the top and the bottom teeth.
They are the teeth of light, you may call them the ‘wisdom teeth’. They usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. The name “wisdom” is frequently thought to come from the enclosure in the mouth, rather than being derived from the word “wise”.
They are the teeth of the people who have gone through a lot of thinking and have therefore evolved to be of great use to them. They evolved in response to the simplicity of the food that was available to them in their earlier days. They consume what is suitable for their metabolism and this could in any way include refined sugars.
It is important to note that the teeth of the people mentioned above mentioned that have undergone wisdom tooth removal experienced a mild form of discomfort. They complained of inflamed gums and pain while they masticated food. In many cases, they had trouble while swallowing food, resulting in a choking sensation. Their speech would also be affected, resulting in garbled sounds.
Although such mild discomfort should not necessarily cause too much worry, there are cases when the removal of the wisdom teeth is unavoidable. Such cases usually call for the use of anesthesia, which will eliminate the pain that goes hand in hand with the extraction of the teeth.
If the roots of the teeth have been corroded to a degree that they no longer have any support inside the mouth, extraction is the only resort. In spite of being one of the most popular operations, extraction of the teeth is not instant. The mouth develops a blood clot, and the surgeon has to wait for that clot to meld with the newly formed tissue. Some of these sutures can become loose and will have to be removed and dealt with again. Sometimes the clot is so tight that it is difficult to remove and ridding the mouth of them is necessary.
During the operation, you will be put under a general anesthetic. You will have painkillers to counter the pain. In the lower arch, there is only one hole, and this is referred to as having a pilot hole. This pilot hole is accessible from the side. Using a dental drill, the dentist or periodontist (dentist or periodontist) carefully creates a gradual hole that slowly sorts out the problematic teeth. When the torus diameter is near the root, the dentist or periodontist will then trigger the extraction by depressing the toe of the patient with the implant. Your consciousness is maintained throughout the procedure, though obviously you will not feel anything or remember anything.
After the procedure, you will have a numb face for quite some time. The numb face is only overhead. The lips and tongue will be sore for the first day or two, but you remain numb through the course of the day. The dentist will have given you a prescription for painkillers, so there is nothing to worry about on that front. Lastly, the dental surgeon will tell you to rest and to only eat and drink soft food on the day of the surgery.
An interesting side point, if a patient has had a wisdom tooth removed, they are 50% less likely to need a root canal. Ouch!
As you can see, 50% less likely, there is a better than 50% chance that you will need a root canal qualified dentist to do the procedure. I told you this because many times people are scared to have a dentist do their root canal because it is such a painful procedure. rest assured, it is no worse than having a tooth pulled.