What are Wisdom Teeth?

The third and last set of molars to erupt are referred to as your Calgary wisdom teeth extraction. Their development can vary greatly from patient to patient, and they can erupt anywhere between the ages of 14 to 30 years of age. Some people never get a full set of wisdom teeth extraction in NE Calgary.

If a patient has sufficient room in their jaw, and they grow in properly, there is often no need for them to be removed. However, quite often, they can cause problems, and dental extractions are required before they become riskier for the patient.

Do I need my Wisdom Teeth Removed?

wisdom teeth extraction CalgaryThey should be considered for removal if they are causing damage to adjacent structures, showing signs that they will compromise your oral health, or causing pain. Quite often, your dentist will recognize that they will be an issue before they become one, and so will preventatively remove them before the roots are fully developed. This ensures that there will be less risk of surgery and damage to the adjacent structure, and it will ensure the fastest recovery possible.

If left alone, wisdom teeth that are not growing in ideally can cause various problems, including:

  • Infections under the gum for partially erupted (Pericoronitis)
  • Decay and infection due to the difficulty of keeping clean
  • Infections inside the jaw bone
  • Damage to adjacent teeth and crowding
  • Cysts (fluid-filled sac) which could lead to major surgeries

Pathways Dental Clinic is here to assess the position and health of your wisdom teeth extraction Calgary. If the best option is removal, we will thoroughly explain the process, answer any questions, and discuss our sedation options.

If you are experiencing pain, swelling, or any discomfort, contact pathways dental. It is always better to be proactive when it comes to your oral health!

If you’re concerned that your wisdom teeth might need to be extracted, call Pathways Dental Clinic at (403) 455-5565 to book a wisdom teeth consultation appointment today!