Wisdom Teeth Removal in Surrey
Wisdom teeth are the last set of adult teeth to appear in the mouth. These third molars, which generally emerge between the ages of 17 and 25, can be found at the very back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth are often impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth cannot erupt properly due to lack of room in the mouth. This often causes wisdom teeth to grow in at an angle. Wisdom teeth may even be partially buried beneath the gums.
Impacted wisdom teeth can be quite difficult to clean and are often more susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections, and may even lead to gum disease. If a wisdom tooth or the gums around it become infected, you may experience swollen and bleeding gums, swollen jaw, jaw stiffness and pain, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, and headaches. Even if impacted teeth do not become infected, they may displace or damage other teeth causing pain and bite problems.
Removing wisdom teeth
If impacted wisdom teeth are a source of pain and discomfort, your dentist will likely recommend removal. At times, impacted wisdom teeth do not cause symptoms initially, but there may be issues later. For that reason, based on an x-ray of your mouth, your dentist may recommend wisdom teeth removal as a preventive measure.
Before a wisdom tooth can be removed, your dentist must first numb the area with a local anesthetic. Since an impacted tooth may still be buried in your jawbone, the bone covering the tooth may need to be removed to extract it. To minimize the amount of bone that is removed, your dentist might cut the tooth into pieces and remove each fragment through a small opening in the bone.
Following wisdom teeth removal, healing time varies among patients depending on the complexity of the procedure and other factors, but your dentist will tell you what to expect and provide instructions for a speedy healing process.
Wisdom teeth removal performed locally in Surrey
If you need wisdom teeth removal in Surrey, please contact us at Newton Village Dental Clinic. Depending on the complexity of your particular case, we might perform your extraction at our clinic, or refer you to a trusted specialist in oral surgery–also right here in Surrey. At Newton Village Dental Clinic, our experienced and talented dental team is committed to creating a rewarding dental experience every time you visit.
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for wisdom teeth removal or to learn more about our services.