Wisdom teeth are the final set of teeth that grow in at the back of your mouth during your late teens or early twenties. Due to the nature of wisdom teeth, when they finally grow in they lead to many oral complications.
Should I Have Them Removed?
Every patient is different. Once your wisdom teeth have grown in our doctors will consult with you to maintain your oral health. You should let us know if you’re experiencing tender, red, or bleeding gums, jaw pain, or difficulty opening your jaw, as these may be signs that your wisdom teeth should be removed.
Other reasons for removal include:
If your wisdom teeth grow in sideways, into another molar, or otherwise not aligned with the rest of your teeth, this could lead to serious discomfort and other oral issues.
Even if your wisdom teeth do grow in alignment with the rest of your teeth, it could still lead to an overcrowded mouth, disrupting an otherwise perfect smile.
Erosion cavities are caused from the wisdom tooth growing into an adjacent tooth. This can cause infection and cavities if not properly corrected.
Positioned at the very back of the mouth, wisdom teeth are susceptible to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease because they are more difficult to reach and harder to clean.
Cysts can form around an impacted wisdom tooth, and begin damaging surrounding teeth, your jaw, and gum line.
If you have any questions about your wisdom teeth, please feel free to call High Prairie & Area Dental Centre at 780-523-4448.