Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Do you have a painful or impacted wisdom tooth? Your third molars may be situated in a way that’s harming the teeth next to them. If that’s the case, removing them can help to alleviate your discomfort and protect the health of your overall smile. During your regular checkups, we’ll evaluate the development of your wisdom teeth and how they’re positioned in your jaw. Periodic X-rays of your mouth allow us to see the position and size of each third molar as it relates to your surrounding oral anatomy.
Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Removal
Your wisdom teeth will likely need to be extracted if they are:
- Impacted and pressing into the next tooth
- Causing crowding and tooth misalignment, due to pressure
- Partially erupted, making them hard to clean
- Developing cavities or gum disease
- Hurting or causing swelling
- Unable to come in, due to lack of space
When third molars push upwards into the mouth, they frequently press onto the next tooth, creating a chain reaction that results in trauma and crowding of healthy teeth. Symptoms such as pain and swelling are often intermittent, but if symptoms continue to persist, they likely will not go away until you have your wisdom teeth extracted.
At What Age Do Wisdom Teeth Grow In?
Third molars have a broad time frame for growth and maturation. In most cases, they begin developing pre-adolescence and start to erupt sometime during the teen years. However, it’s just as common for young adults in their 20s to be still experiencing wisdom tooth eruption. By age 30, most third molars are completely developed.
On-Site Oral Surgery
Our office is unique in that we offer a combination of oral surgery and dental sedation for your wisdom tooth removal. Each month we have a visiting oral surgeon who comes to our office to complete more complex procedures such as third molar extractions. Additionally, you can elect to have an anaesthetist at your appointment to complete your procedure under deeper dental sedation. Your safety and comfort are our top priority. In most cases, it feels like you’re taking a light nap during your appointment. Chances are, you won’t remember a thing. But if stronger sedation isn’t right for you, we also provide happy gas.
PAIN RELIEF FOR WISDOM TEETH
Don’t ignore the symptoms of wisdom tooth pain. Contact us today for an oral surgery consultation.
* Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.