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Understanding the problem of wisdom tooth infection: causes, symptoms, and treatment methods

wisdom tooth infection
wisdom tooth infection

The problem of wisdom tooth infection, also known as polyp, causes many problems and pains that people suffer from, as wisdom teeth, which usually appear in adulthood, are a common source of irritation and inflammation because there is not enough space in the jaws for them to grow properly and from nagging pain to swelling and gingivitis, wisdom tooth infection can cause multiple problems and in this article, we will discuss the details of wisdom tooth infection, including its possible causes, the symptoms that those affected may feel, as well as the treatments available to relieve the pain, swelling, and gingivitis associated with this annoying problem.

What is wisdom tooth infection?

Wisdom teeth usually begin to appear in the late teens and early twenties, and this period is considered a common time for these additional teeth to appear and the mouth is usually not large enough to accommodate four additional molars, causing the molars to grow at abnormal angles, as this irregular growth may cause pressure on adjacent teeth or may cause a small portion of the molar to appear above the gum, increasing the possibility of inflammation or infection.

 Causes of wisdom tooth infection

There are many causes of wisdom tooth infection, the most prominent of which are:

Molar pressure: Because there is not enough space in the jaw to accommodate the emergence of wisdom teeth, the molar can grow at abnormal angles, causing it to put pressure on adjacent teeth or gums, causing irritation and inflammation

Plaque and food debris accumulation: Plaque and food debris can easily collect around wisdom teeth due to the difficulty of reaching them during cleaning, which increases the risk of gingivitis and the development of infection.

Hormonal changes: Changes in hormone levels during periods such as puberty may lead to increased gum irritation and swelling when wisdom teeth emerge.

Lack of good oral hygiene: Not taking good care of the mouth and teeth can lead to the accumulation of germs and bacteria and the development of infections.

Genetics: Genetics may play a role in determining the extent to which an individual is susceptible to problems with the eruption of wisdom teeth and their effect on the gums.

Jaw or tooth abnormalities: Abnormalities in the jaw structure or tooth arrangement may make it difficult for wisdom teeth to develop properly, increasing the possibility of infections and other problems.

Symptoms of wisdom tooth infection

Inflammation resulting from the above-mentioned causes may appear with the following symptoms:

- Pain in or around the tooth.

- Jaw pain.

- Facial pain, especially in the area where the tooth is located.

- Swelling and redness of the gums around the inflamed tooth.

- Bad breath.

- Difficulty chewing.

- Inability to open the mouth normally.

- Fever.

You should seek medical help if any of these symptoms appear, as these symptoms may be signs of a serious infection that needs immediate treatment.

Treatment of wisdom tooth infection

Treatment of wisdom tooth infection and inflammation includes many procedures, including:

Drug treatment:

Treatment for wisdom tooth infection includes taking antibiotics for at least a week before performing any surgical procedure on the tooth, such as extraction.

Antibiotics help prevent the spread of infection and promote healing of affected teeth. Antibiotics used in such cases include: penicillin, amoxicillin, metronidazole, clindamycin, and erythromycin and the doctor may also prescribe pain-relieving medications such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and aspirin.

Repair or removal:

After passing the infection stage, you must visit a doctor to repair the damaged tooth, where the old filling is removed and then the tooth is restored using a new filling or a crown.

In some cases, the doctor offers the option to partially or completely remove the tooth to prevent future infection.

Here we have reached the conclusion of our article in which we talked about wisdom tooth infection, what are its causes and symptoms, and how it can be treated, and always remember that Miracle Clinic doctors are always with you to provide all dental treatments with the latest medical technologies.

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