Should the sages be removed?
They do not need to be removed if they are in the correct position and do not press on the other teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth in the mouth. Because they are in a region that is difficult to reach and see, brushing and maintaining them can be more difficult than other teeth. Due to insufficient brushing, these teeth can cause pain and bad breath. In some cases, the sages cannot sprout and remain hidden in the gums.
In this case, they may develop an infection called pericoronitis, which causes swelling and redness of the gums, severe pain that spreads to the neck and ear, swollen lymph nodes, difficulty opening the mouth and swallowing. In addition, they can put pressure on the adjacent tooth and cause decay.
Sages that have failed to sprout can cause cysts that reach large sizes in the jaw and cause serious problems. Even if they do not cause problems, they may need to be removed for orthodontic treatment in order to properly align the other teeth. For these reasons, sages are removed under local anesthesia. The operation is performed by a maxillofacial surgeon.
What is a retained tooth?
Retained tooth in the jaw bone.
Which teeth can be retained?
Sages, canines and premolars can also be retinated. When it is determined that they cannot be replaced by orthodontics, they must be removed by the surgeon in the same way by surgery.