Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 to 25 years old. It is common for the wisdom teeth to be impacted, meaning there is no space for them to erupt. Sometimes your jaw can be too small to accommodate all 32 teeth. If there is not enough space for a wisdom tooth to come through properly, it may erupt on an angle. Before too long, is can start pushing against the adjacent tooth, causing pain and irritating the cheek and gums. Sometimes, wisdom teeth grow into positions that make them extraordinarily difficult to clean, heightening your risk of decay and gum disease.

Common symptoms of a wisdom tooth problem includes, inflamed gums alongside the wisdom tooth, swelling, pain, fever, abscess, damage to nearby molars, lymph glands under the jaw become enlarged and sore, difficulty opening the mouth and finally decay of the wisdom tooth. If any of these issues occur, you will need your wisdom tooth removed.

The difficulty of the extraction procedure determines whether they can be extracted at the surgery or in a hospital. Your dentist can discuss your options with you. It is also important to know the complications associated with the procedure, which will be explained further when you visit King Street Dental.