Pesching pain in the gums, they itch, and a tooth that erupts, climbs sideways and pricks the gum? All of these symptoms may be signs of a wisdom tooth eruption. What to do if a wisdom tooth is cut? How to alleviate the suffering? Let’s figure it out.
What is a wisdom tooth?
First, you need to understand what this very wisdom tooth is, how many they are, whether they all grow up, and at what age they erupt.
The peculiarity of wisdom teeth is that they have no predecessors – milk teeth. That is, a child grows less milk teeth than molars in an adult.
In addition, wisdom teeth usually erupt in sexually mature people. This process can begin at age 18. Usually, by the age of 25, a person has all the wisdom teeth erupting. But there are exceptions.
Usually, there are four wisdom teeth. But this is optional. In some people, only one or two wisdom teeth erupt. There are cases when a person does not erupt a single such tooth.
All these options are not abnormal. Therefore, if you still do not have a single wisdom tooth, and you are already in adulthood, you should not worry and be upset. Moreover, usually these teeth erupt, causing considerable anxiety and pain.
In addition, unlike teeth that erupt in childhood, wisdom teeth can sprout for a very long time. In infants, teeth erupt within a few weeks, in older children, molars erupt too quickly. But wisdom teeth can sprout over several years. Especially if this process is complicated by various factors, which we will discuss later in this article.
Why are wisdom teeth cut so late and are they needed? Maybe this is just the so-called rudiments? If your eighth tooth grows correctly and without complications, then it may well be involved in the process of chewing. In addition, it can replace the seven, if that one is deleted or corrupted. Moreover, prosthetists can use wisdom teeth to anchor bridges. Therefore, if wisdom teeth erupt without complications, do not rush to remove them.
It is important to provide such teeth with proper care. Due to the fact that wisdom teeth are at the very edge of the dentition, when brushing with a toothbrush, they can, so to speak, be overlooked. This can lead to rapid deterioration of these teeth and they have to be removed. Therefore, when brushing your teeth, you need to pay special attention to eights and thoroughly clean and rinse them to prevent the development of caries.
Complications during the eruption of the wisdom tooth
Let us return to the question: what to do if a wisdom tooth erupts? As already mentioned, this phenomenon can be accompanied by severe pain or discomfort. In this case, it is worth contacting your dentist, because eruption may be accompanied by some complications.
For example, a wisdom tooth can grow in the wrong direction. He can climb perpendicular to the growth line of the remaining teeth. That is, in this case, he will either “look” inside the mouth and prick his tongue, or prick and cut the inner surface of the gums.
Or the wisdom tooth can grow under the basis of the next tooth. It can also cause difficulties in the eruption of the wisdom tooth and cause pain. It is simply necessary to consult a dentist.
Another frequently occurring complication in the eruption of the wisdom tooth is pericoronitis. This incomprehensible word means that the tooth has not erupted to the end and is partially covered with the mucous membrane of the gums. This situation can cause discomfort and even lead to inflammation of the gums.
First, when biting on such a tooth, the mucous membrane is injured, which causes pain. Secondly, between the tooth and the "hood" of the mucous is space. Food can get there and harmful bacteria can multiply there. It is they that cause inflammation of this “hood,” or scientifically, pericoronitis.
What to do if a wisdom tooth is cut, and such a complication arises? Need to consult a doctor. It will help the tooth to cut through and cut the hood. This procedure is not very pleasant, but quite tolerable and is done quickly.
Another common problem that occurs when teething wisdom teeth is the lack of space for them in the jaw. This causes crowding of the teeth. The dentition can bend under the pressure of wisdom teeth erupting. This situation requires medical intervention. In some cases, the only solution is to remove wisdom teeth and prevent their curved growth and pressure on other teeth.
There are several more reasons for the removal of wisdom teeth. One of them is the growth of such a tooth in the cheek. Because of the wrong arrangement, this tooth does not take part in the process of chewing. Therefore, it is removed to avoid permanent injury to the cheek, which can lead to inflammation.
In addition, as already mentioned, the wisdom tooth or the eighth tooth can grow under the root of its neighbor, that is, the seventh tooth. In this case, it can cause tooth decay of the seventh tooth and even its complete destruction. To save the seventh tooth, the eighth must be removed.
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What to do when teething wisdom?
But even if it was possible to avoid all the above problems, the eruption of such a tooth can be painful. So what to do if a wisdom tooth is cut and how to alleviate suffering and pain?
If it seems to you that you cannot properly brush a wisdom tooth and gum with a brush or if the brushing causes acute pain, then it can be replaced with a rinse. For example, you can use a warm solution of soda and salt. Rinse your mouth with it and hold it for a few seconds in the area of the wisdom tooth eruption. This will help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation by killing harmful bacteria.
You can also use tools for babies when teething. For example, Bebident will do. This is a fluid that is smeared on the gums in the area of teething. There is an anesthetic in it, which locally anesthetizes the gum. Thus, oral painkillers can be avoided.
How to alleviate the pain when teething the wisdom of the folk methods?
Traditional medicine is rich in different prescriptions for anesthesia and relieving inflammation when teething wisdom. It often uses various medicinal herbs. Here is another recipe for a folk remedy for teeth pain: tincture of chicory root.
Prepare it like this: one spoonful of dried and chopped root is poured with a glass of boiling water. Put on the fire and boil for five minutes. When the tincture has cooled, it must be drained and can be used for rinsing the mouth. Do not use this tincture more often four times a day. It relieves inflammation and partially relieves the gums when the wisdom tooth erupts.
Similar tinctures can be prepared from other medicinal plants. For example, from the bark of oak, chamomile or melissa. They are prepared in a similar way and are applied the same way.
What should be avoided in trying to relieve the process of wisdom teething? First, do not warm the cheek or gum, because the pain can be caused by an infection or an inflammatory process. Heating will only worsen the situation, because bacteria multiply faster in a warm environment.
In addition, you should not treat wisdom teeth on your own, you need to consult a doctor and get timely and qualified medical assistance. After all, as already mentioned, the eruption of wisdom teeth can lead to serious consequences. One of them is inflammation of the ternary nerve of the face, which can be very painful and difficult to treat.
Another folk remedy for the eruption of the wisdom tooth is a spirit tincture of calendula. First, calendula has a wound-healing and sedative effect. It will help relieve swelling of the gums and relieve pain. In addition, alcohol tincture is an excellent antiseptic. It will help prevent inflammation of the gums and stop the growth of harmful bacteria.
If the pain is very severe, you will most likely have to consult a doctor and cut the gums to speed up and facilitate the eruption of the wisdom tooth. Especially if the pain during the eruption of the wisdom tooth is accompanied by swelling of the face and high temperature.
Wisdom tooth extraction
Unfortunately, the removal of a wisdom tooth is not a simple matter. Firstly, the very location of such a tooth creates difficulties in its extraction. It is difficult to reach him, pick up, especially if the tooth grows incorrectly or poddelyaet adjacent seventh tooth.
As a rule, wisdom tooth extraction is a rather painful procedure. In some countries it is produced under general anesthesia, especially if all four wisdom teeth are removed at once. We have wisdom teeth removed under local anesthesia.
The gum heals after wisdom tooth is removed slowly. The patient may experience pain and discomfort for a few more days. Other side effects of wisdom teeth removal are possible. For example, prolonged numbness of the cheek or tongue. It may take several days. Sometimes the patient has to go to the doctor to get rid of this phenomenon.
It happens that wisdom teeth begin to erupt during the pregnancy of a woman. Or, require treatment or even removal. What to do in this situation? If the wisdom tooth does not require immediate removal or treatment, it is worth waiting out the first trimester of pregnancy. In the second trimester, the placenta is already forming, which protects the fetus from the harmful effects of honey. drugs or anesthesia.
Therefore, the treatment or removal of wisdom teeth after sixteen weeks of gestation is much more preferable than in the early stages. Of course, it is worth remembering that frequent use of painkillers during pregnancy is very undesirable. Therefore, the treatment or removal of wisdom teeth should be medically indicated when the benefits of such treatment outweigh the possible harm.