Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are called so because of the time they erupt. They normally erupt between the ages of 17 to 25 or even after, an age typically associated with maturity and “wisdom”. They are also called Third Molars.
Wisdom teeth are located at the top and bottom end of the upper and lower jaws right near the throat. They are usually the last 4 teeth to erupt in the mouth.
Not all Wisdom Teeth need extraction. The procedure is only required to treat active symptoms associated with Wisdom Teeth, such as: pain; swelling; decay; and/or infection. Or in many cases, to prevent indirect future problems caused by Wisdom Teeth like Wisdom Teeth impaction or lack of enough space for them to erupt.
Wisdom Teeth impaction may vary in type and degree based on the depth of Wisdom Teeth within the jaw. Impacted Wisdom Teeth can lead to a number of harmful complications if left untreated. It can damage the adjacent teeth resulting in decay, gum disease, and less likely cysts and tumours in the area around the impacted wisdom tooth. Infection is another complication that can happen by accumulated bacteria and food remnants under the gum which can cause pain and discomfort. It is also believed that it could affect your teeth alignment resulting in crowded teeth and malocclusion due to the pressure the impacted wisdom tooth applies to the adjacent teeth while erupting.
If you have a wisdom tooth, it is advised that you have it thoroughly examined by a dentist. We at Moonstone Dental Centre, start the Wisdom Tooth extraction consult with a thorough evaluation of your case by performing a full examination of the wisdom tooth and its surroundings. X-rays are taken to determine the wisdom tooth position and the likelihood of potential future implications. After that, our dentists will explain all possible treatment plan options and recommendations for your case.