Procedures

Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Removing wisdom teeth when necessary can avoid additional complications in the jaw.

The removal of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. Wisdom teeth may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully. These poorly positioned impacted teeth usually cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the tooth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The pressure from the erupting wisdom tooth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom tooth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removing wisdom teeth in early stage of their growth prevents issues resulting from their impactions.

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About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Not everyone has to have their wisdom teeth removed, but many people have no choice but to take action. If your wisdom teeth don’t fit in your mouth adequately, you may wish to get in touch with Dr. Mizin. Wisdom teeth can erupt if you don’t have enough room for them. Teeth can start to erupt once you obtain more than 28 teeth. Taking action can mean avoiding additional complications in the jaw. You may also wish to seek help if you have been experiencing pain in the gums around your wisdom teeth. Food and bacteria can often become trapped around the wisdom teeth, causing infections. Taking the teeth out can help you avoid subsequent infection.

Oral surgery may also be the solution if wisdom teeth have forced other teeth to slide out of alignment. If you no longer have straight teeth because of eruption, we can help. Wisdom teeth can also be difficult to clean and therefore cause other teeth to decay. Removal can help you overcome a variety of problems related to wisdom teeth.

The Process

Before surgery begins, you will take part in a consultation to ensure the right treatment is being offered. You will be given a local anaesthetic on the day of the removal to numb the area and may also need a general anaesthetic if multiple teeth are being extracted. Your surgeon will open up gum tissue near the tooth and remove any bone over it before extracting the tooth. They may need to cut the tooth into small pieces to extract it. Wisdom tooth removal is likely to be easier if the tooth has fully erupted, but the process may be more complex if the only partial eruption has occurred. In any case, wisdom tooth removal can help you avoid tooth decay, lift you out of pain and give you a straighter bite.

Who Has Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth removal services are ideal for patients experiencing pain, worried about tooth decay or wishing to improve the appearance of a smile compromised by wisdom teeth. The ideal age for wisdom teeth removal is considered to be between 15 and 25 years old. In many cases older adults may need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Mizin will discuss your treatment options at the time of consultation. Contact us today to learn more about how Dr. Mizin can assist you.

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Wisdom teeth can erupt if you don’t have enough room for them.

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Wisdom teeth removal services are ideal for patients experiencing pain, worried about tooth decay or wishing to improve the appearance of a smile compromised by wisdom teeth.