Wisdom Teeth: Why Do We Have Them And What To Do About Them?
Wisdom teeth group, belonging to the group of molars, generally begins to appear between the age of 16 and 30. Sometimes wisdom teeth can be completely removed and sometimes they can remain buried due to different reasons such as narrowing of the teeth and the increase in the density of the jawbone during the period when it has completed its growth. In this case, it is described as an impacted tooth.
When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Extracted?
Wisdom teeth are teeth that need to be extracted most of the time. The reasons for this are as following : problems such as pain, sensitivity, difficulties in opening and closing the jaw, swelling and infection recurring from time to time. In this case, the surrounding tissues and adjacent teeth may be affected as well. Moreover, the infection may progress and become even life-threatening.
Wisdom teeth are not removed if they are healthy and not causing any discomfort. However, regular doctor’s control is absolutely necessary. The reason for this is that even if teeth look white and healthy from the outside, there is a always a possibility of decay and infection in the root part of teeth.
The root area is examined by the dentist with the help of the panoramic x-ray and it is checked whether the tooth is really healthy.
Cases when wisdom teeth extraction is required:
- Fully impacted tooth
- Semi-impacted tooth
- Tooth embedded in the jawbone
- Cyst formation above the impacted tooth
- Recurring health problems
- Inability to open and close the jaw easily
- Difficulties with eating or speaking
When such problems are detected, treatment should not be delayed. Otherwise, various complications may develop, e. g. wear of the jawbone, spread of inflammation to surrounding tissues, decay in neighbouring teeth and loss of substance.
How Wisdom Teeth Extraction Is Actually Executed?
The first step before wisdom teeth extraction is oral examination performed by the dentists in our clinic in Turkey.
The main purpose of the examination is to determine all necessary processes for a healthy oral area.
If an infection is detected, for a few days the antibiotic therapy is recommended first. If there is no infection but an unhealthy wisdom teeth structure may cause problems in the future , teeth extraction is recommended and can be started directly.
It is important to have a full stomach before teeth extraction as in this case, anesthesia shows a better effect. Local anesthesia is applied, the tooth is extracted from the area.
Rarely, 1 – 2 stitches may be required for the extraction area. Then a patient can go back to the hotel immediately and the extraction area is followed by our doctors for 2-3 days.
There are some situations when patients should pay attention to the process of healing after extraction. A patient is usually informed about it by our doctors. It is recommended to have a rest at the hotel for 1-2 days and to follow the recommendations of our dentists.
At the end of the process, patients who would like to continue their vacation in Turkey should ask the doctors if there is anything they need to pay extra attention to. The reason for this is that different people have different health state. Since the person who knows your health state best is always your doctor, you should ask all the questions on your mind and everything you are wondering about.
Wisdom Teeth Treatment in Turkey – How is the Process?
In case of considering wisdom teeth treatment in Turkey an appointment should be fixed without wasting time. Wisdom teeth treatment is not a kind of treatment that can be delayed for a few months or weeks. Treatment should be planned quickly. Otherwise, the health of the surrounding tissues and teeth will be under threat.
To set up your appointment, you can contact us using the contact information in the Contact Us section of our clinic’s website. We recommend that you arrange your flight tickets in a way that you land in Turkey 1 day before your treatment starts, after your appointment has been set for a time period that is convenient for both you and your doctor. Coming to get your treatment right after you get off the plane can be stressful for you. You can arrive 1 day earlier and have the chance to rest at your hotel.
When you land at the airport, a company employee that provides VIP transfer service welcomes you. An attendant will accompany you to your hotel with your belongings.
The next day, you come to the clinic at your appointment time and meet with your doctor. Your doctor performs the necessary tests and oral examination and then creates a treatment plan specially for you.
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If you need help about dental treatments or cosmetic dental applications, you can come to our clinic and get the chance to be treated at very affordable prices. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get to know Antalya closer. Antalya is one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey, with its warm Mediterranean beaches intertwined with the sea. Learn more about Antalya city in Turkey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antalya
All the contact information, how you can reach us, is available in the Contact Us section of our website. You can ask all the questions on your mind, get the price information, and if you have any concerns about the process, you can share them with us as well.