Wisdom Teeth Removal

Statistics show that 85% of wisdom teeth need to be removed. It is important for an early assessment to plan ahead before they surprise you!

The molars found in the very back corners of your mouth are called wisdom teeth. They are your third set of molars, usually the last teeth to erupt. On average, they develop during your late teens or early twenties. A panoramic x-ray will determine if you have wisdom teeth present. We can see where and what angles they are located.

When there is not enough space for the wisdom teeth to erupt into your mouth at all, this is known as ‘Impacted Wisdom Teeth.’ When wisdom teeth are impacted, the opening around the teeth may become a fertile ground for bacteria to start developing, leading to infection in the gum tissues causing discomfort, swelling, pain, and illness. Early removal of impacted wisdom teeth is often recommended to avoid future problems and to avoid costly surgical procedures.

Wisdom teeth removal is often suggested when there is: 

● Pain
● Damage to nearby teeth
● Repeated infections of surrounding gums
● Extensive tooth decay
● Inability to keep clean

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