20 YEARS TEETH
The three molars, called 20-year-old teeth, are the backmost teeth in the mouth. It is more difficult to brush and care than other teeth. Therefore, they can easily decay and cause pain and bad breath.
Twenty-year-old teeth can sometimes be buried due to space restriction and sometimes remain semi-buried under the gingiva. Especially in cases where they remain semi-buried, they may cause an accumulation of food under the gingiva, causing severe pain, swelling, redness in the gums, and limitation in opening the mouth. It may cause crookedness and sometimes decay in neighboring teeth.
The extraction of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia.
Generally, teeth that are left under the gums, bones or both due to space restriction are called impacted teeth. 20-year-old teeth, canines and premolars are the most common embedded teeth.
Pressure may be felt as a result of the pressure of the impacted tooth in the neighboring teeth, decay may be seen in the neighboring teeth. Cysts may form around the impacted tooth. Cysts may cause destruction in the jawbone. performed.
Implanted teeth are extracted by maxillofacial surgeons under local anesthesia.
Cysts may occur in the jaws due to reasons that are not related to teeth or not related to teeth. Cysts cause damage to the jawbone and cause the bone to weaken.
They can be noticed by the patient with pain and swelling or may be unnoticed by X-rays during routine controls. Regular tooth extraction control every 6 months should therefore be extracted.
Jaw cysts can be surgically removed completely or reduced and then removed depending on the size of the cyst.The operation is performed by jaw surgery under local anesthesia.
If they cannot be treated, they can cause serious damage to the jawbone and cause fractures, damage the anatomical formation or turn into malignant tumors. Some patients may experience numbness in the lips due to reaching the mandibular nerve in the lower jaw.
The process of removing the cyst with the root tip is called apical resection in teeth that cannot be healed despite root canal treatment.
What is Dental 3D Tomography?
It is a radiological diagnostic method in which the jaw, teeth and skull bones can be viewed in detail. Bone and soft tissue details that cannot be seen in normal x-ray films can be seen with tomography.
Orthopantomograph OP300 Panoramic, cephalometric and volumetric tomography devices are used in our clinic. The most detailed images are obtained with low radiation.
In which situations is it preferred?
- In the examination of the positions of the impacted teeth in the bone, the distance from the anatomical regions such as the mandibular canal and sinus floor
- In implant planning
- Measuring bone thickness and density
- In the examination of cysts and tumor formations
- Before and after surgery
- In the examination of bone defects
- Root canal measurements and detection of excess coccal canals
- Observing root resorption
- It is preferred in trauma cases, bone and tooth fractures.