Wisdom Tooth Removal Vs. Getting COVID: The Worst Festive Season Experience?

The wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to appear, and they appear at the back of the mouth. They mostly appear when you are between 17 and 25 years. However, sometimes, they appear many years later. 

Adults can have up to 32 teeth. Unfortunately, people usually have jaws that are too small to hold all the 32 teeth [28 is usually the most we have room for]. So, if all the teeth are present and healthy, they may not leave enough space for the wisdom teeth to come out properly. If there is no adequate space, the wisdom teeth may be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be very painful. They may also come in at the wrong angle and press against your other teeth. So, the eruption of wisdom teeth pain can require urgent removal.

Should you be worried about wisdom teeth?

Well, wisdom teeth can cause a number of problems that you should be worried about. These problems include:

  • Damage to other teeth

If the wisdom tooth pushes against the other teeth, it may damage them or increase the risk of infection in that area. This pressure may also cause problems with overcrowding. And your teeth will begin to shift or overlap each other.

  • Greater potential for decay

Wisdom teeth appear to be at higher risk of tooth decay than the rest of the teeth. This is because their location makes it harder to clean them. This can lead to the growth of more bacteria and create health issues later. 

  • Gum disease

Since it is quite difficult to clean the wisdom teeth, it increases the risk of developing painful and inflammatory gum.

Thankfully, the wisdom teeth can be removed, thus eliminating these problems. 

Getting COVID

Coronavirus disease [COVID-19] is a highly transmittable disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. It is mainly transmitted from one person to another. If an infected person coughs, speaks, or sneezes, they produce droplets that land on surfaces.  When you touch these surfaces and touch your eyes, mouth, or nose, you catch the virus. Millions of people have now been vaccinated, thus reducing the chances of spreading and catching the virus. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 are mild to moderate. In extreme cases, it can lead to death. Older people and people with chronic illnesses are also more vulnerable to the disease.

Wisdom tooth vs. COVID-19: which is the worst experience?

Without a doubt, COVID-19 is one of the worst experiences to go through. That’s because it affects the lungs, making it harder for a patient to breath. It can also be accompanied by a painful chest. As mentioned above, COVID-19 can lead to death. 

On the other hand, this isn’t the case with wisdom teeth. When you realize that wisdom through are coming through, you need to visit a dentist or emergency dentist to have them removed. These emergency services use SEO to promote themselves. And during the surgery, the dentist will administer anesthesia so that you don’t feel pain during the removal. There will be swelling and mild discomfort which will last only three days. Your mouth will heal completely within a few weeks. So, getting COVID can be the worst festive season experience. 

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