Wisdom Teeth Removal and Tooth Extractions
At Pavilion Dentistry, we perform both simple extraction of already erupted teeth and more complicated extractions involving the removal of impacted and erupted wisdom teeth.
Importance of Removing Your Wisdom Teeth
By the age of eighteen, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Your wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, are the last teeth at the very back of your mouth. When your wisdom teeth align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. This is why in many cases it is important to remove your wisdom teeth.
The removal of wisdom teeth is necessary when your wisdom teeth are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped (impacted) beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth may take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.
Most people are advised to remove their wisdom teeth, as early extraction will help to eliminate the problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth, such as:
- Bacteria and plaque build-up
- Development of cysts
- Tumor development, infection and jaw and gum disease
- Crowding of the mouth and pushing straight teeth out of alignment
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Please call (905) 641-2242.
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