Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Extracted?
Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth, usually in the late teens or early twenties. The wisdom teeth often don’t have room to grow properly in the mouth, leading to impacted teeth, overcrowding, gum disease, tooth decay, and pain. Sometimes, dentists may recommend removing wisdom teeth before these issues occur as a preventative measure.
How Are Extractions Done?
Simple wisdom tooth extractions can be handled directly in our west Edmonton dental clinic. We begin the procedure by numbing the mouth with a local anesthetic, and depending on your comfort level, we may offer you the option of sedation during the procedure. Once you are comfortable, we will remove anywhere from one to all four of the wisdom teeth. Our experienced staff will provide you with a complete plan for before, during, and after your surgery to ensure you have a smooth recovery.
Book an Appointment for a Wisdom Teeth Examination
One of the best ways we can exercise preventative care when it comes to wisdom teeth is through regular oral examinations. Dental x-rays give us the opportunity to monitor wisdom teeth as they develop under the gums and before they erupt. If your child is overdue for an oral exam, book them in today so we can see what’s going on and provide you with information about the best way forward.