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Wisdom teeth

How to deal with their development while avoiding painful complications

Third molars

When and why it is necessary to extract them

Is it true that wisdom teeth are useless?
Wisdom teeth, or more precisely third molars, are absent in infant dentition and begin between the ages of 18 and 25, a period in which the dental arch is complete and all teeth are placed in a defined position. Nowadays, wisdom teeth have no function, in fact they are a legacy of a distant past millennia, when man ate raw meat or other very hard foods and therefore needed a much more robust jaw and teeth. In the new generations, in some cases the evolutionary path has been completed, and some lucky individuals do not have and never will have wisdom teeth. For all the others, however, the growth of third molars can give rise to a series of problems, mainly due to the fact that the jaw does not have enough space.

Main problems caused by wisdom teeth
Dental crowding : which can make daily oral hygiene difficult or interfere with normal chewing.
Dental inclusion : the wisdom tooth is blocked in its path of growth and development by the gum, remaining trapped within the mandibular bone.
Corrosion of the adjacent tooth : a wisdom tooth, still embedded in the gum, pushes strongly against the roots of the adjacent tooth, creating inflammation and pain.
Severe tooth infection : caries, pulpitis, tooth abscess or granuloma.
Gingival inflammation : caused by the misplacement of a wisdom tooth.
Chronic toothache : caused by the pressure exerted by the wisdom tooth on adjacent teeth.
Dental pericoronitis : a partially erupted wisdom tooth can give rise to a very annoying and painful acute gingival inflammation.

Wisdom teeth

contrasts with a pain reliever and keeping ice on the cheek relative to the operated part, immediately after the surgery and for at least 24 consecutive hours.


they can be counteracted by biting sterile gauze on the operated side


it is a normal condition which should not be alarmed and is greater where ice is not used.


it is a bacterial infection of the area where the tooth was extracted. Often it occurs in conditions of poor oral hygiene, for this reason, before making extractions, it is always recommended to have one or more professional dental cleaning sessions at the clinic’s hygienists.

* By following the Pharmacological Protocol meticulously, this condition is highly unlikely to happen


In case of fever (over 38.5 °) contact the Clinic immediately to explain the symptoms accused. It may be necessary to replace the antibiotic with a stronger one.


Strictly follow the post-extraction protocol delivered to the patient immediately after surgery.

  • Do not rinse your mouth with hot water and do not rinse your mouth if you are bleeding, but use a chlorexitin mouthwash to rinse your mouth. Teeth should be brushed regularly paying attention to the operated area.
  • Do not take hot drinks or food. Do not apply heat sources to the face area. For at least 15/20 days after the intervention.
  • Refrain from smoking until complete recovery.
  • Do not chew gum until completely healed.
  • Do not take medications containing acetylsalicylic acid (such as Aspirin) until complete recovery
  • Do not suck in the extraction area until complete healing.
  • Do not irritate the area with hard or rough foods until completely healed.
  • Do not use the water jet for oral hygiene until the gum has completely healed until it has completely healed.
  • Do not engage in sports or heavy physical activity until complete recovery

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