The MINISTRY of health explained how to prevent problems with wisdom teeth


Office advised to undergo periodic checkups at the dentist and the doctor to do x-rays to assess the condition of wisdom teeth and adjacent tissues.

МОЗ пояснило, як запобігти проблемам зі зубами мудрості

This is stated on the page of the Ministry of health in Facebook.

“Wisdom teeth often erupt at the age of 16 to 26 years. Is teeth that are evolutionarily lost its importance – the size of the jaw decreased because people switched to more soft food. And space for wisdom teeth is almost gone. In order not to have problems with the wisdom teeth periodically checkups at the dentist and the doctor do x-rays to assess the condition of wisdom teeth and the surrounding tissues,” writes the MINISTRY of health.

Treatment of wisdom teeth in case of caries, pulpitis or periodontitis is not assigned. After all, they have a low chewing efficiency and does not play an aesthetic role with a smile.

Your doctor may suggest to remove a wisdom tooth:

  • if the surrounding soft tissues developed purulent-inflammatory processes;
  • with the development of jaw cysts or tumors from the wisdom tooth;
  • in the case of permanent injury (nkosana) a wisdom tooth the mucous membrane of the mouth;
  • 6 months prior to surgery for correcting the shape of the lower jaw (orthognathic surgery);
  • to prevent fracture of the mandible in people involved in contact sports because the location of the lower wisdom teeth is the prerequisite for fracture of the jaw in this area during the injury.


Also there are orthodontic indications for removal of wisdom teeth, for example, when crowding of the teeth or misalignment of teeth upper and lower jaw.

“At the age of 7-11 years, the doctor can predict whether there is enough space in the lower jaw for the eruption of wisdom teeth. If it is not enough – showing the removal of such wisdom teeth at the stage of seed or stage of primary calcification”, – stated in the message .

Very often the inflammation around the wisdom tooth – perikoronit. The most frequent manifestations:

  • discomfort in the region of the wisdom tooth;
  • added pain when swallowing;
  • complications during opening of the mouth;
  • the increase in body temperature;
  • bad taste in the mouth.

In order to ease the pain is often recommended to rinse oral cavity with antiseptic solutions (e.g. aqueous chlorhexidine), take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (but not longer than 3-5 days). And, necessarily, you need to consult with the dentist regarding further treatment.

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