Taking care of our teeth is very important to our daily lives. The most common thing that we maintain our teeth clean is by brushing. Using a healthy toothpaste and toothbrush may keep your teeth stay strong, and we’re expecting to brush three times daily. But it is not enough for us if we have a rare case called impacted wisdom tooth. Speaking of an impacted wisdom tooth, it is where your tooth grows at the end part of the molar and immediately dislocated itself. If your wisdom tooth will grow straight, you will have no problem about getting hurt. When a wisdom tooth grows but blocked by another tooth from your molar, it is what we call impacted. The root of your wisdom tooth will continue to push forward until it fully grown, but there’s a different story when it’s impacted. When the root of your impacted tooth will push forward towards another tooth, the process will not be completed. As a result, you will experience headache and pain in your ear and tooth as the root continues to push while another tooth blocks it.
When you experience it for the first time, it needs you to consult the dentist to examine your impacted tooth. Dentists say that if your impacted wisdom tooth will be removed before the age of 25 to 30, you are in a safe place from permanent numbness. Most of the researchers analyzed it on most cases that patients who have their impacted wisdom tooth removed after the age of 25 to 30 may experience permanent numbness. But there’s still a way to prevent that, which you need to use cold compress on the affected area of your removed impacted tooth. The removal of your impacted wisdom tooth is not that simple, but a risk-taker. The dentist needs to be careful in removing the impacted tooth from the patient, because there are many cases that the connected nerves are broken during operation. As a result, it will give them permanent numbness on the part where the operation takes place. When it comes to numbness, you will not feel anything that touches your affected area and you cannot speak well either.
It all starts with putting anesthesia on your gum, in order for you not to get hurt in the operation or what we call numbness of the area. The anesthesia might not take long and the dentist will inject it again if something hurts. They have their own professional dental equipments along with the assistants to help during the operation. The average time of the impacted tooth operation is from 30 minutes to an hour. After the operation, the dentist advised you to rest and to take antibiotics for preventing the infection to spread. So far, only a few cases around the world have experienced permanent numbness after the operation. For most cases, the numbness will be gone after 1-3 days and you need to follow-up with the dentist again on the progress of your healing. This is the real effect of an impacted wisdom tooth, which may hurt your nerves. If you are scared on removing your impacted wisdom tooth through permanent numbness, the effect might worsen in the upcoming weeks or months. It’s important for us to remove our impacted tooth in order for your not to get hurt anymore, and make sure your dentist is professional on this kind of procedure.