Wisdom Tooth Extraction / Surgery
After losing your baby teeth, your permanents soon appear; however, wisdom teeth don’t grow in until most people are in between the ages of 17 – 24. The wisdom teeth are a set of molars that grow in the very back of your mouth. They can help you chew your food more easily if they are properly aligned.
However, for the majority of people, wisdom teeth are often misaligned or don’t grow in properly, causing painful dental complications.
Common problems associated with wisdom teeth misalignment include:
– Painful, swollen gums
– Infection, pus coming from the gum line
– Crowding or damaging of surrounding teeth
– Possible damaging of nerves and jawbone
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, your dentist can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there may be present or any potential future problems.
The x-rays can also expose additional risk factors, such as deterioration or decay of nearby teeth. Early evaluation and treatment (typically in the mid-teen years) is recommended in order to identify potential problems and to improve the results for patients requiring wisdom teeth extraction or surgery
Our dentists have the training, license and experience to provide appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort.
Book an appointment with us for a diagnosis and estimate for your wisdom teeth extraction or surgery. If you have any questions or concerns, we would love to help you!