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What to do if the wisdom tooth is growing towards the cheek?

wisdom tooth is growing towards the cheek and very painful

An eruption of wisdom teeth cannot be avoided – they are included in the general number of 32 units and complete rows from the both sides. Depending on the structure of the jaw, an “exit” of wisdom teeth can be completely unnoticed, but can also take several years.

If there is not enough space, the wisdom tooth grows towards the cheek side or inside of the mouth, causing painful feelings and discomfort.

Reasons for improper eruption

Third molars – is the medical name for wisdom teeth. They do not have milk precursors, so they do not have ready-conducting channels for output. But their formation begins from 5-6 years at a rate that is individual for each person.

What causes wrong “curved” teething of eights? Despite the individual causes of the pathology of the eruption, the most frequently occurring can be identified:

  • the hereditary structure of the jaw;
  • incorrect position of the tooth;
  • nonstandard size and unusual shape of an eight;
  • metabolic disorders and hormonal background of the patient;
  • an excessive number of teeth in the row;
  • removal of several teeth to align the back part, in which there appeared an empty spot.

In each case, the process of eruption is accompanied by numerous sensations, not allowing on your own to identify the main reasons for their appearance and character of a pathology.

Symptoms and signs

It is difficult to determine whether the eruption is correct or not after the first painful sensations. If the wisdom tooth is growing perpendicular to the jaw, the process may be accompanied by slight swelling and discomfort in the location of output.

If the wisdom tooth is growing towards the cheek or crooked to the side, this can be determined by the following symptoms:

  • increased bleeding of the gums, during the hygiene procedures;
  • inflammation of the mucous membrane under the adjacent healthy tooth;
  • food intake causes severe pain in the mouth and in the throat;
  • there is damage to the inner surface of the cheeks;
  • puffiness or swelling of the cheek, tongue, gums;
  • fever, severe headache, which requires taking medications.

If the eruption of wisdom teeth is extended over several years, this process becomes a constant painful problem that must be solved by available methods.

When periodic intensifying pain lasting several weeks you need to visit the dentist, to identify their causes and prevent serious consequences.

The consequences of the process

complications eruption of wisdom teeth

Photo: Wisdom tooth – X-ray

A long-term process of improper eruption of third molars can cause serious complications, that often require long-term treatment and money:

  • destruction of adjacent teeth roots, which leads to premature loss;
  • the appearance of caries and destruction of the enamel of “sevens”;
  • appearance on the cheek inflammation focus;
  • likelihood of inflammatory processes in the bone part in the gums and on tooth base (periostitis, osteomyelitis, phlegmon, pericoronitis);
  • hardening of a soft tissue of a gum or a cheek, leading to their modification and degeneration, growing into benign or malignant tumors.

To avoid complications, it is necessary as soon as possible to contact the dental clinic. Only a comprehensive examining allows to predict the development of the eruption process and make recommendations on the possible removal or treatment of a wisdom tooth.

In many countries, modern dentistry offers removal of “eights” on the stage of development at a young age, to save people from the possible ill effects and complications.

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Removal of wisdom teeth can occur at the request of the patient or dentist recommendation. When they grow towards the cheek, to the side or inside, the removal is unavoidable, and delays in the process lead to long-term treatment of postoperative consequences.

Pulling off the wrong growing “eight” is best to let to experienced professionals in the dental clinic, where the patient is guaranteed a safe anesthesia with modern facilities and high-quality post-operative care.

Computerized axial tomography or panoramic radiography can confirm the need for the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.

In some cases, due to the structure of the jaw, or curvature of the roots or weave, a simple removal can become a complex operation consisting of several stages:

  • local anesthesia for painless surgery;
  • gingival incision, which allows to press it away from the bone;
  • drilling using a drill the bone around the roots, which provides more convenient access to the tooth;
  • sawing in between root partitions if there is a need to delete the root separately;
  • washing the wound with antiseptic and laying anti-inflammatory drug to prevent wound infection;
  • suturing the wound and cut gums to bring together the edges.

what to do after the removal of wisdom teethConducting complex removal of a wisdom tooth, which grows on the cheek can conduct only an experienced in facial-jaw surgery doctor, who uses special tools and the latest dental equipment. Difficult removal is performed under anesthesia and can last from 30 minutes to 3 hours, without causing much pain.

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Postoperative recommendations of dentist

Depending on the complexity of the removal, the preoperative condition of the tooth of wisdom and on the condition of the patient, the surgeon-dentist paints a detailed plan for post-operative treatment with an indication of the most effective methods and medication. Here are also appointed dates of periodic inspections.

To avoid postoperative complications, you must adhere to all the recommendations of the surgeon and dentist.

  • To spit postoperative wad not later than 20 minutes after laying it as blood-soaked, it is an ideal environment for bacteria and infection.
  • It is desirable to measure the blood pressure if it is high, reduce its using of drugs.
  • As soon as possible put ice to the cheek, making the 10-minute breaks between applying – it helps reduce the pain and swelling of the mucous membranes.
  • Take only those antibiotics which were appointed by a surgeon-dentist, if the operation took place on the background of inflammation (independent choice of antibiotics leads to overdose).

    In diseases of the digestive system, it is better to give preference to soluble antibiotics and pain medication. You can use the intramuscular injection of lincomycin.

  • Antiseptic rinsing performed with an aqueous solution of chlorhexidine once a day, if it is prescribed. Rinsing should not be intense, not to wash off the blood clot from a tooth extraction spots of wisdom teeth.

    When you become exposed to periosteum food and infection may get into draining canal. Rinsing should be replaced by tubs (get a solution in the mouth and hold it in place remove after one minute).

  • Analgesics are taken individually as needed. If the pain is tolerable, it is better not to take medication.
  • Use of herbal teas is not recommended after removal of an “eight” since rinsing has a very weak effect.

Important! It is prohibited to heat the place of removal of a wisdom tooth, or apply hot compresses to the cheek, rinse the hot solutions. Such actions can cause purulent inflammation.

On the day of surgery on removing a wisdom tooth, growing towards the cheek, it is necessary to give up strenuous exercise, hot baths, facial movements of the mouth and face, smoking and alcohol intake. Such activities can lead to rupture of the joints and bleeding.

If you have any worrisome phenomena, it is necessary to visit the surgeon in a nearby dental clinic. For patients with diabetes, no harm will be done to test your blood sugar – increase may be due to post-operative stress.

Continuing a therapeutic treatment of dental prosthetics can take place in a week after simple removal, after the complex – after 12-14 days.

sore cheekFrom all the above that was mentioned we can conclude that the wisdom teeth growing towards a cheek, the side and the inside, are better to remove at a young age before the crown is not damaging neighboring “Seven”. For the young body, it is easier to tolerate surgery, which usually takes place without complications.

The absence of inflammation around the tooth helps to avoid wound infection. If the wisdom tooth erupts without complications perpendicular to the jaw, it is advisable to keep it.

Sometimes it is the “Eight” which becomes a reference for the installation of bridges unless there are “Seven” and “Six”. In this case, dentists are trying to keep the wisdom teeth, treat cavities before sealing them.

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