The wisdom tooth has been every adult's worst nightmare. But with dental technology involving nowadays, getting rid of it won't be much of a problem anymore.
When the dentist says it is the time to remove your wisdom tooth, fears immediately take hold inside your head: fear of pain, fear of complications, fear of eating porridge for weeks. But don't worry much!
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow, located in the innermost position of the jaw. Adults will have 4 wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars.
A wisdom tooth or third molar grows at the back of the jaw and is the last one to appear. Generally, wisdom teeth are either partially erupt, impact, horizontally grow but not rarely grow in the right angle. At that time, they often lead to other complications such as tooth decay, infection, and inflammation of the surrounding soft tissues.
If one day, you experience soreness in the tooth which is at the back of the mouth (also known as wisdom tooth), there is a high chance you are getting pericoronitis. This is a phenomenon that most people suffer from in their late teens or early twenties.
Entering adulthood (from 18 to 25 years old), we will, in turn, see the appearance of 4 wisdom teeth located in the bottom of the jaw: two on the upper jaw, two on the lower jaw. If you are lucky, these teeth will "obediently" grow in place, not affecting the gums and surrounding teeth. However, many people encounter a situation called impacted wisdom teeth. This happens due to the fact that the mouth does not have enough room for them to grow normally.
Wisdom teeth are considered to be an "unnecessary" part in the mouth since they are formed and do not have any special function. Sometimes wisdom teeth also cause a lot of nuisance as well as many problems for oral health. That's why dentists often recommend wisdom tooth extraction even when they haven't caused any discomfort.