Stating that 20-year-old teeth are completely embedded, partially impacted or completely erupted third molars, Zincir said, “These fully buried or semi-buried 20-year-old teeth cause decay, gingivitis and cyst formation in contact with neighboring teeth. As a result of the pressure they make, they can disrupt the tooth alignment. Embedded 20-year-old teeth are teeth that are not fully erected and are at the back of the jaw. There are 4 20-year-old teeth in total, two in the upper and lower jaws. Although this number is less than four in some people, it may not occur at all, ”he said.


Stating that wisdom teeth should be extracted depending on the effect they have on neighboring teeth, Dr. Lecturer Özge Özdal Zincir, its member, used the following statements:

“There is not enough space in the lower or upper jaw bone for 20 year old teeth to continue and the position of 20 year old teeth in a much different place than normal may cause these teeth to be partially removed or all of them to remain embedded. These teeth need to be extracted in case of decay, gingivitis, tissue damage, cystic structure on the adjacent teeth or disrupting the tooth alignment.

Talking about the problems caused by 20-year-old teeth, which are generally developed before the age of 25 and which is the third molar tooth, Zincir said, “Due to their bad position, 20-year-old teeth that are partially opened to the mouth environment hold food. This causes tooth decay and odor with the proliferation of bacteria. Since the partially erupted teeth cannot find a place properly, brushing or using dental floss is difficult. Partially ejected 20-year-old teeth create an environment for bacteria to enter the gum. This increases the risk of infection and causes pain and swelling in the jaw. 20-year-old teeth that cannot find enough space to come out cause congestion by pushing other teeth. Cyst formation around the embedded or semi-embedded tooth is likely. In time, this cyst damages the roots of neighboring teeth and erodes the bone to which the teeth are attached, ”he said.

Dr. Lecturer Özge Özdal Zincir, a member, concluded her speech as follows:

“Since 20-year-old teeth can also affect neighboring teeth, your physician can decide this by looking at many different parameters such as whether healthy teeth are damaged, whether there is pain and infection, cyst or tumor formation, and whether there is a risk of infection. Due to the problems it causes, it is often necessary to remove 20-year-old teeth for a healthier mouth in the long term. Although 20-year-old teeth do not have pain, they may have a potential for disease. Since it creates oral hygiene problems, it can cause many different problems. Your physician can tell you all the details during the examination and tell you whether or not the 20-year-old tooth should be withdrawn. “

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