Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
First of all, not everyone’s wisdom teeth need to be extracted. Our South Airdrie dentist will carefully assess your bite and oral anatomy to look for concerns such as:
• Lack of space in the jaws
• Impaction of your wisdom teeth against other teeth
• Crowding, due to the pressure of erupting teeth
• Pain, swelling, and infection
• Cysts within the jaw
• Decay caused by the inability to clean the area thoroughly
While some people never get their 3rd molars, others may need to have them proactively removed before problems start. We’ll carefully monitor the development of the wisdom teeth in an attempt to intercept any problems before they have a chance to cause issues with the rest of your smile.
For most people, wisdom teeth start erupting during the mid to late-teen years. It’s not uncommon, however, for adults to have issues later into their 20s.
Does Oral Surgery Hurt?
Thanks to safe and effective sedation dentistry, South Airdrie Smiles can help you relax during your wisdom tooth removal. Whether you’re anxious about the oral surgery or just want to feel like you’ve napped through the entire thing, we offer a variety of dental sedation options for you to choose from. Plus, the area around the extraction site will be thoroughly numbed during the process.
To find out if you or your child’s wisdom teeth need to be pulled, contact us today to book a consultation. During your exam, we’ll take a panoramic X-ray to see the development of your 3rd molars and jaw for a more detailed exam. We’re happy to answer any questions that you might have.