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.: Are your Wisdom Teeth giving you trouble?

Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars and they are the last teeth to erupt. If there is room for them and the tissues around the teeth are healthy then wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Removal of wisdom teeth becomes necessary when they are unable to erupt properly. They may only partially erupt, grow in sideways or remain trapped below the gum and bone. Poorly positioned wisdom teeth can cause many problems. Partially erupted wisdom teeth often create a gap between the tooth and the gum which can be very difficult to clean. Bacteria are then able to grow undisturbed, leading to infections. The result can be swelling, jaw stiffness, pain and even illness. The pressure from erupting wisdom teeth may also cause pain in the general area.
A more serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts develop around impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in destruction of the jaw bone and surrounding teeth. Removing the problematic tooth/teeth will usually resolve the problem(s). Often times, your dentist will recommend removing wisdom teeth before any problems develop.

Prior to having any teeth extracted, an X-Ray is necessary to see the roots of the tooth. Depending on the position of the tooth and its roots, your general dentist may extract them or refer you to an oral surgeon. The extractions will be carried out under the appropriate anesthesia (i.e. local anesthesia or I.V. sedation). You will be given written instructions for homecare and the more diligent you are the less likely you are to experience any complications.


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