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Wisdom tooth and its treatment

  • Wisdom tooth is the last tooth that erupts into the mouth(it has no connection with wisdom)
  • Average age of it eruption is 18-25 years
  • Wisdom tooth erupts according to the space available in the jaw and so that it 's position may vary accordingly as shown in above pics

At the time of eruption,it may not erupt fully and it's part remains covered with bone and overlying gum

Food paricles may lodge in that gum and it become swollen

Unable to chew from that site

Mouth opening may become restricted/reduced

  • 1) Temporary Treatment : Medicines may give temporary relief in most of the cases
  • 2) Permanent Treatment : If the frequency and severity of the pain increases,it is advisable to go for either root canal treatment or remove wisdom tooth as per case.