The doctor suggests that it is best to extract the wisdom teeth after the root is formed at 2/3 between the age of 18 and 20, but not every wisdom tooth must be extracted. Wisdom teeth that are completely buried in the bone do not need to be extracted; the picture is a situational photo. (The picture is taken from Freepik)
[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report]Should the long wisdom teeth be pulled out? Some people worry about inflammation and pain if their wisdom teeth are not removed, and they also worry that removing their wisdom teeth will injure their nerves and cause numbness in their lips, cheeks, and even jaws. In response to this, Qiu Yuwei, the attending physician at the affiliated hospital of Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, posted a Facebook fan “Dr. Qiu Yuwei Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryThe post shared that if the lesions around the teeth can be removed first, the risk can be reduced.
Qiu Yuwei mentioned that according to statistics, although the risk of permanent nerve damage caused by the removal of the lower row of wisdom teeth is less than 1%, this is highly related to the depth of the wisdom teeth. A small number of deeper wisdom teeth combined with surrounding lesions is a high-risk group for nerve damage.
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Qiu Yuwei believes that if the lesion around the teeth can be removed first, and then the root of the tooth can be slightly separated from the nerve in a corrective way, the risk of nerve damage can be partially reduced. Of course, not all wisdom teeth must be removed. If there are no symptoms, no tooth decay or periodontal diseases, which will not affect oral cleanliness, just follow up.
Are wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible? Qiu Yuwei said that it is best to extract 2/3 of the roots between 18 and 20 years old, but it is recommended to deal with symptoms when they have symptoms. Symptoms include food stuffing, poor cleaning, and bleeding near the wisdom teeth when brushing. Of course, not every wisdom tooth must be pulled out, and wisdom teeth that are completely buried in the bone do not need to be pulled out.