Wisdom Teeth Removal

Signs of wisdom teeth complications:

  • Tooth pain May be due to the erupting wisdom teeth pressing into the nerves in your mouth. The eruption of wisdom teeth is often preceded by pain in the back of the mouth.
  • Redness and swelling in the gums may also be a sign of erupting wisdom teeth.
  • Shifting teeth: Wisdom teeth can be bullies. If there is a lack of room in the mouth, they will erupt regardless and push other teeth out of their way, leading to crooked and misaligned teeth.
  • Impacted tooth: Occasionally, wisdom teeth can get ‘trapped’ beneath the gum line by your jawbone or other teeth. In this case, your dentist will often advise the removal of impacted wisdom teeth before they begin to erupt so you don’t experience any discomfort.
  • Oral infections: Bacteria can get trapped as your wisdom teeth erupt and break through the gum, leading to infection.


                         Why should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Lack of room in the mouth

Coming through at an odd angle

Partially erupted (cause of infection)

We employ various techniques to make root canals as easy as possible and despite popular culture and perception, root canal treatment has become very manageable. We often have patients fall asleep during the procedure!

Wisdom teeth erupt much later in life than other adult teeth, which can cause issues. If there is a lack of room in the mouth or the teeth are coming through at an odd angle, your dentist may recommend the removal of one or more wisdom teeth. Fortunately, this is a common procedure and nothing to be concerned about.

Ready to talk to a dentist about a wisdom tooth removal? Make an appointment to talk to one of our experienced dentists today!



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