“Disgusting eight” – the title of the new film by Quentin Tarantino, a known fan of horror to scare even the most experienced moviegoer. Dentists also have their own “disgusting eight” – a wisdom tooth, which is not enough space in the jaw.
And the thing is that for thousands of years with the change of the style of food our jaws became more narrow and the number of teeth has not changed.
Usually the eights erupt in adulthood, in fact, the name “wisdom tooth” from right here. Rare lucky the process of teething is quick and easy.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WISDOM TOOTH DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH SPACE?
Most often, wisdom teeth cause a lot of anxiety – they are too small, they are unusually located, grow horizontally or have curved roots. As a result, the gums above have not yet erupted tooth swells and hurts. Light swelling is not so dangerous, but if the inflammation is very worried about this, then something went wrong. An urgent need to go to the doctor.
WHY ARE THE GUMS INFLAMED?
The most frequent case is when the tooth could not cut, under the gingival hood covering the tooth, into the food particles. Clean yourself it is impossible, therefore, gradually developing chronic inflammation, which can worsen and become purulent.
In some cases, the wisdom teeth which were still reportalso, but growing the wrong way, presses on adjacent seven – under the gum caries develops. Often due to pressure neighboring teeth to shift and appears extremely crowded teeth. The word “disgusting vosmerka” can be a lot of trouble.
If the tooth is not removed in time, the inflammation goes to the surrounding tissue, the pain gets worse, the General health is deteriorating, the temperature rises, there is pain when swallowing and even opening the mouth. If you do not provide emergency assistance in this situation, the purulent process becomes intense, there is abscess affects the lymph nodes.
WHAT TO DO IF THE GUMS AROUND THE WISDOM TOOTH IS INFLAMED?
In this case, the doctor should excise the gingival hood and remove the “disgusting eight”. Thus is removed the inflammation.
The removal operation is conducted in a comfortable patient setting, using local anesthesia. In General, the procedure does not take much time, and the patient almost feels nothing due to the action of an effective anesthetic.
In complex cases, when a tooth is “hiding” under the gum or has curved roots, the doctor gently sawing the tooth and remove it in parts. In the process of operation in the field of intervention is supplied sterile solution, it eliminates the risk of infection in the future helps the healing process.
IS IT ALWAYS NECESSARY TO REMOVE WISDOM TEETH?
Fortunately not always. If the tooth is easily cut and does not injure the adjacent, growing straight and not affected by caries, then it is destined for a long life. In some cases, it can even serve as a support for the denture.
But if your figure-of-eight prevents other teeth growing slanted or was the source of the infection to seek medical attention immediately. With eight trifled with, that you even Tarantino says.