Wisdom Tooth Extraction can help you
avoid Oral Health Complications
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically erupt during a patient’s late teens or early 20s. In many cases, wisdom teeth can cause problems when they erupt at an angle or fail to fully erupt because of a lack of space. They can also exert pressure on surrounding teeth, causing pain, misalignment, and other problems. Often, extraction is the best solution.
In some cases, wisdom teeth grow in straight and achieve harmony with surrounding teeth. In these cases, they may not require extraction if they are closely monitored and carefully brushed and flossed each day. Wisdom teeth become problematic when they cause disturbance to surrounding gum tissue, nerves, or bone, or when they begin to collide with other teeth. Because they are so far back in the jaw, wisdom teeth are more difficult to clean than other teeth, and more susceptible to decay. It is well documented that removal of wisdom teeth in young adults (below the age of 25) is associated with less after-operation pain and swelling than in older adults. Therefore, if it is determined that your wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems, your dentist will usually recommend that you have them removed earlier rather than later.
We can help you determine whether you should be worried about your wisdom teeth, what treatment might be required in your individual circumstances, and what the cost might be. Using our Panex (or OPG) full jaw x-ray we can diagnose from the positioning of your wisdom teeth, the degree of difficulty involved for extraction. We are then able to advise how your wisdom teeth may best be removed. If we are able to, we will carry out any necessary procedure right here at our clinic at a time that suits you. Otherwise, we may refer you to an Oral and Maxillofacial specialist with whom we work very closely with.