Wisdom teeth extraction
By wisdom teeth, ie. number 8 teeth, we consider the last tooth in the jaw on each side. Wisdom tooth extraction is a procedure where we surgically remove these teeth, although these teeth can present a problem in some cases.
A wisdom tooth’s growth can be prevented by a bone obstacle or another tooth, and that’s how the patient can get that unpleasant feeling or even pain. By pushing the neighboring tooth out of the way, wisdom teeth can lead to defects in tooth roots as well as defects in the layout of your jaw. If they’ve partially sprouted, food can get in between them and the gingiva (gums), which can lead to bacterial accumulation, which, in turn, leads to inflammation and pain, while the dental bone retracts and the gap between your gums and your teeth deepens.