To Keep or not to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth, that is the Question?
General dentists at Southbrook Dental Group assess through digital x-rays and a dental exam whether wisdom teeth are a problem or if they could be a future problem. Some patients have space in their jaw for them and can keep them clean but others find them difficult to maintain. Other patients have wisdom teeth that aren’t visible and these teeth can still cause issues such as damage to the teeth they are closest to. Wisdom teeth extractions are better done at a younger age as bone hardens with age and their roots become more developed so it makes their removal more difficult. These type of extractions can be often completed with the aid of Oral Sedation which can relieve some dental anxiety.
If you experience pain, swelling, shifting, pressure or notice a bad odour or taste near your back teeth, contact our office to schedule an appointment. If treatment is delayed it could lead to problems after surgery, such as heavy bleeding, decay, damaged or fractured teeth, numbness or restricted movement of your jaw.