If you are experiencing trouble with your wisdom teeth, Brooklin Village Dental Care can help you with your wisdom teeth.
What are wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25.
Your wisdom teeth are the last of your molars to come in and you have 4 wisdom teeth; 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom but some people have impacted wisdom teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth fail to come in due to not enough room in the mouth.
Generally, if you have impacted wisdom teeth you will need to have them removed.
Signs of impacted wisdom teeth are;
• Swollen gums
• Tender gums
• Point of tooth sticking out but then recedes and does not come through
The problem is when the point begins to stick through the gum and food gets caught under the gum; this can cause infections or abscesses which lead to tooth decay that usually affects more than just the wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth extraction
When you have to have wisdom teeth removal here is what you can expect.
First, your dentist will give you an exam then take x-rays of your teeth to see where the wisdom teeth are located and if they are impacted.
Once the dentist makes the diagnosis you will be set up with a date to have the wisdom teeth extracted.
During the appointment for extraction, your dentist will give you the appropriate anesthesia for you.
After the anesthesia takes effect then the dentist will cut a slit in the gum.
From that cut, the tooth will be split into pieces if necessary and any bone that needs to be removed will be.
Once the teeth are removed the area will be cleaned and then stitched up.
When you wake up you will be given post-op instructions.