Wisdom teeth have almost no obvious benefits, but if having a wisdom tooth decay, it causes a lot of trouble. Normally, if your wisdom teeth grow normally, you won’t need to remove them. But if your wisdom tooth decay or deviation, what do you need to do?
Because the position of wisdom teeth is quite special, it is located deep inside the jaw so it is difficult to clean. And in the process of chewing, food chips are easily trapped there. This is one of the causes of wisdom tooth decay.
The cause of wisdom tooth decay, and how does it appear?
First, we should know that tooth decay is an oral disease that is easy to encounter in everyone.
And the main cause of wisdom tooth decay is that the wisdom tooth area is not cleaned thoroughly. Fragments of leftover food that haven’t been removed will combine with saliva to form plaque. And this is the rich environment for the bacterial system available in the mouth to grow.
In the process of bacteria proliferation, many harmful substances are released. These substances are capable of damaging the enamel layer outside the teeth, causing erosion of enamel. On the surface of the enamel layer will have tiny holes, gradually spread. And this is a manifestation of wisdom tooth decay.
Some signs show that wisdom tooth decay:
- Wisdom toothache. The pain may appear continuously or intermittently even when there is no impact on the teeth.
- Wisdom tooth are sensitive. You may experience pain or sensitivity when using cold, sweet or sour foods.
- Wisdom tooth decay will change color in the enamel layer. This sign is most easily observed in lower jaw wisdom teeth. You can see gray, brown or black spots on the enamel surface.
- Tooth decay will cause your breath to have an unpleasant odor, caused by bacterial infection.
The consequences of wisdom tooth decay:
@ Reduce dental health
When newly ill, tooth decay only damages the enamel layer. But more and more, cavities attack inside the pulp chamber, where many nerves and blood vessels are concentrated. At this time, the lesions will make you extremely sore and the risk of losing teeth is quite high.
@Sleep quality reduction
Wisdom tooth decay which start to cause pain & sensitivity will make you unable to sleep well. If left untreated, you will experience a deterioration in your sleep quality, which can cause your body to become depressed. Consequences cause fatigue, irritability, discomfort…
@ Influence the digestive system
Although it doesn’t play a major role in chewing food, when wisdom tooth decay also make you not eat well. When chewing is not good or lazy to eat, this makes your digestive system at risk of ill.
So what to do when the wisdom tooth decay?
Everyone must feel uncomfortable when their teeth are aching, and just want to remove immediately. But doctors will always advise you to choose a tooth extraction solution as a final answer.
Only pulling teeth when the condition of wisdom tooth decay is too much, can’t be cured. And depending on the stage of damage, the doctor will apply the most appropriate treatment.
@ Use Fluoride Gel. If the wisdom tooth decay in the early stages, the doctor will use fluoride gel to restore the enamel layer. From there, your teeth will be able to resist acid from plaque, which helps prevent cavities from developing.
@Fillings. In the case of having a cavity hole, but the lesion has not yet penetrated into the dental pulp, the doctor will carry out filling.
@Treatment of dental pulp. This method is applied when cavities have invaded the pulp chamber and cause inflammation.
@ Remove teeth. When the wisdom tooth decay too heavy, there is a risk of affecting adjacent teeth, the doctor must remove this tooth.
During the extraction process, you will be numbed and will not feel any pain. But after the extraction of the tooth and the numbing medicine fades, you may feel a little sensitivity. So to speed up the healing process, you need to take prescription medication and rest properly.
In fact, there are still many patients who haven’t paid enough attention to oral health. Not actively go to the dentist for medical examination and control. Therefore, the risk of tooth decay and wisdom tooth decay is still high. And the consequences can damage adjacent teeth.
- You should practice the 6-month routine/time dental check-up. This will prevent the risk of affecting your health.
- Come to Quoc Binh dental clinic for free consultation and examination.
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