Wisdom Teeth Removal
The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth, but adult by the age of 18 will have developed 32 teeth (including four wisdom teeth, two on the upper jaw, and the other two on th lower jaw.
It will be very painful and dangerous if all these teeth trying to fit in the mouth. To avoid pain and prevent any future problems, a lot of people choose to remove their wisdom teeth even before they erupt.
At Ocean Dental Care, we can relieve the pain and discomfort associated with wisdom teeth by performing wisdom teeth removal surgery and help you protect and preserve your oral health.
Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Sometimes if your gum tissue is healthy and your wisdom teeth erupt and align properly, you don't have to remove them. But it is extremely rare and most people will experience problems with their wisdom teeth in one way or another. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. You will need to get them removed immediately if they are impacted and causing pain and infection. As they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt even when there's no space, impacted wisdom teeth can take many positions in the bone. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone
Such poorly placed wisdom teeth can cause a lot of trouble. The opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and ultimately cause an infection when wisdom teethare partially erupted. The effect is: stiffness, swelling, pain and infection. The stress from the erupting wisdom teeth may result in unwanted shift and movement of the surrounding teeth or damage to orthodontic and natural alignment of teeth. Worse, if tumours or cysts develop around the damaged wisdom teeth, they can damage the jawbone and some healthy teeth may be traumatized. Generally, the removal of the impacted wisdom teeth can solve these problems. In order to avoid future issues and decrease operational risk, early removal is recommended.
By performing thorough oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, our Dentists at Ocean Dental Care Oakville can assess your wisdom teeth's position and predict if they pose any present or future concerns. Early evaluation and treatment are proved to bring about a great outcome for the patient. If you're not sure about your wisdom teeth situation, don't hesitate to contact our office today for an oral examination!