Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure for young adults, but why is it necessary?
Actually, it’s not necessary in every case, but if wisdom teeth are causing problems, or X-rays reveal that problems will probably develop in the future, your dentist will likely recommend that they be removed. Other reasons to have wisdom teeth removed include teeth that are stuck or impacted, or insufficient room in the mouth for wisdom teeth to erupt. Sometimes wisdom teeth grow at an angle to other teeth; this can cause damage if they begin to push up against neighbouring teeth. Wisdom teeth extraction is better done sooner rather than later because the bones in your mouth become harder as you age, making them more difficult to remove.
Southbrook Dental Group offers wisdom teeth extractions at our Edmonton office. If you experience pain, swelling, or notice a bad odour near your back teeth, contact our office to schedule an appointment. If treatment is delayed it could lead to problems after surgery has been performed, such as heavy bleeding, fractured teeth, or numbness or a lack of movement in your jaw.