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Why patients in Calgary may need wisdom tooth extraction

Why patients in Calgary may need wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to develop. They can commonly cause problems because there is not enough room in the mouth for them to erupt properly. In many cases, our team at Calgary Dental Centers may recommend proactive, early removal of the wisdom teeth in order to prevent future problems.

Common complications that may lead to wisdom tooth extraction

Most patients’ mouths are too small to successfully accommodate the growth of wisdom teeth. When there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth, they can become stuck, or impacted, which can cause other serious problems.

When wisdom teeth are impacted, they will grow toward healthy molars as they continue to erupt. Due to their location, individuals are unable to clean them effectively which often leads to infection. Here are some of the most common problems that can occur with impacted wisdom teeth.

  • Dental Crowding – When impacted wisdom teeth grow toward healthy molars, they cause crowding and misalignment of teeth.
  • Gum Infection – Impacted molars cannot be effectively cleaned which can lead to an infection in the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom teeth.
  • Cysts – When bacteria continue to accumulate around wisdom teeth it can develop into a cyst.

The wisdom tooth removal procedure

The process for removing wisdom teeth varies depending on the individual. Factors that contribute to your type of extraction include how many molars there are, anesthesia types, and whether the teeth are impacted. During your consultation, the dentist can discuss your options with you.

For simple extractions, the area will be numbed, and the wisdom teeth will be removed. If they are too large, the teeth may be cut into sections for easier removal. Following removal, the area will be sanitized and sutured.

Do You Have to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The answer is, not always. For some individuals, the additional set of molars can erupt without any problems and fit in perfectly within the dental ridges. Still, many patients opt for proactive wisdom tooth removal to avoid any potential for future problems or discomfort.

Find out if you need wisdom teeth removal

If you are in the Calgary area, and are experiencing problems with your wisdom teeth, or if you would like to learn more about proactive wisdom tooth removal, please schedule an appointment by calling Calgary Dental Centers at (403) 768-1339.

 

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Calgary’s Dental Care - Dr. Hanif Asaria

Dr. Hanif Asaria is a dentist who serves the area of Calgary, who is devoted to helping people get the smile of their dreams. He graduated in 1989 with a DDS at the Canadian University of Alberta. He is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has over 28 years of experience in the areas of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.