Wisdom Teeth Extraction

wisdom-tooth

Wisdom teeth is the term used when talking about your third adult molar. These teeth form last and are well known for causing issues like infection, tooth movement, pain, inflammation and swelling. Wisdom teeth generally start to erupt in the late teenage years, however, they can erupt much later in life as well.

Sometimes there may not be room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth and, as they start to come through, they push against the teeth already there or may start to come through at an angle. When this happens, you might feel some pain or discomfort, so the best thing to do is to visit your dentist. Wisdom teeth tend to move and stop, then move and stop so the discomfort and pain may not always be continuous.

The dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth to see how your wisdom teeth are coming through. From this, they will be able to make a diagnosis on whether or not they need to be removed and how easy or difficult it might be. We offer nitrous sedation for those nervous about the procedure. Most extractions of wisdom teeth are done right in office under local anaesthic. Your dentist will be happy to discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you have prior to making an informed decision.

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