Maximum quality and intervention without pain. Contact us for more information.
Evolution of the mandible and the upper jaw
During human evolution, the mandible and the upper jaw have undergone considerable changes.
Over centuries, they were used to help with hunting, to break branches... They were just another tool for human survival.
When the first tools appeared (knives, spears...), and as our diet started becoming more varied, the importance of the jaws reduced, as did their size.
As a result, the teeth became cramped due to lack of space in the mouth.
4 cases of Wisdom Teeth
In the case of the wisdom teeth, 4 situations can arise:
- 1. They have enough space to erupt and function normally.
- 2. The space is insufficient, meaning that they only erupt partially. In this case the surface is covered by the gum and a sac forms which food can get into. This sac then becomes infected as it is not possible to clean the area well.
- 3. The space is insufficient and the teeth do not erupt. In these cases the wisdom teeth push the teeth that are next to them, leading to tooth decay and the poor positioning of the teeth.
- 4. It is possible that they never form (agenesis).
Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
In cases 2 and 3 we consider extracting the wisdom teeth.
When we have already had an infection once before, it is almost certain that it will come back again and it is recommended that we carry out an exodontia (extraction).
We recommend carrying out a 3D scan before the extractions.
In addition, with the help of endovenous sedation we can extract the four wisdom teeth in a single surgical procedure with a much more manageable post-operative period.
Cambra Clinic: Your trusted Dentist in Barcelona.