Even though wisdom teeth do not represent a major dental health issue for certain people, it is unfortunately not the case for a large part of the population. As a matter of fact, it is not rare that, from a lack of space or because of a misaligned axis of eruption, these teeth will cause pain or a displacement of the adjacent teeth. If you feel pain and have doubts concerning your dental health, we strongly recommend that you make an appointment with your dentist. Following an evaluation of your dental structure, he will formulate his diagnosis and will help you make the best decision in order to avoid any complications. To resolve various problems (inflammation, abscess, infection, etc.), the removal of a wisdom tooth often remains the best solution. Fortunately, this surgical procedure is not painful, as it is performed under local anaesthesia (and more seldom under general anaesthesia).
Gum grafts often prove to be necessary when the patient presents a receding of the level of the gum on one or more teeth, leaving the dental roots uncovered. This problem (called “gingival recession”), which generates a loosening of the teeth, affects quite a few people and can be caused by different factors, like overly vigorous brushing, a bulged alveolar bone, bruxism or clenching, etc. To know if you suffer from gingival recession, you must stay alert to certain symptoms. Are you sensitive to cold? Do your teeth move? Can you see their roots? If this is the case, make an appointment with your dentist so that he can establish a diagnosis. Gum graft is the most efficient solution, since it consists of removing a graft from the palate or the maxillary tuberosity and using it to cover the area afflicted by the recession.