Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Millwoods, Southeast Edmonton
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third molars in your mouth. Typically, they are the last teeth to develop in the very back of your mouth. They usually develop during your mid-teens to your early twenties.
What Is An Impacted Tooth?
Often, there is not enough room in your jaw to accommodate all four wisdom teeth. When there is not enough space for your teeth to erupt properly, it can impact how you chew and your ability to clean your teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth can potentially cause damage to your jaw and other teeth. Since they are more difficult to clean, they can accumulate more bacteria. Wisdom tooth extractions are necessary to prevent future oral health problems. Your dentist will determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed during dental exams.
Reasons to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are often removed as a preventative measure to avoid future dental problems or when they cause pain or infection. If impacted wisdom teeth are left untreated, the following dental problems can occur:
- Disease: Tumors and cysts can form around the wisdom teeth.
- Damage to surrounding teeth: The second molars can be affected by impacted wisdom teeth, causing periodontal disease, possible bone loss, and tooth decay.
- Infection: Food and bacteria can accumulate around the impacted tooth, causing infection.
- Tooth Crowding: The pressure impacted wisdom teeth places on surrounding teeth can cause them to become misaligned.
Your dentist at Agape Dental Clinic will examine your wisdom teeth. Research has shown patients who receive early treatment receive favorable outcomes. Patients should have their dentist evaluate their wisdom teeth in their mid-teenage years.
Patients will receive sedation prior to the extraction to ensure a painless, comfortable procedure.
Wisdom teeth removal will be performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation. Your dentist will discuss your options and surgical risks before the procedure. You will bite down on a gauze to prevent bleeding after your teeth have been removed. Our staff will supervise you until you leave. Our dentist will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, gauze, and a prescription if necessary.