Mississauga dental team performs wisdom tooth extractions
Third molars are called wisdom teeth because they come in last, at an age when you are presumably wiser. Yet, keeping wisdom teeth isn’t always the wisest choice. When it makes sense to have them removed, you can count on the team of experienced dentists at Huron Dental Centre in Mississauga – Dr. Jameela Jifri & Associates – for skillful wisdom tooth extractions.
What is the problem with wisdom teeth?
Sometimes they are no problem. If you have large dental arches and these molars are coming in straight, extraction may not be necessary. However, the diet of modern man does not require this extra set of grinding teeth. So, if wisdom teeth are problematic, or if you want to avoid the risk of future problems, they should be removed.
Here are some of the situations when extraction is advisable:
- Existing healthy teeth are already tight, and wisdom teeth may cause crowding, crookedness, or damage.
- Wisdom teeth are coming in angled.
- Wisdom teeth are impacted – unable to fully emerge through bone or gum tissue.
- They are causing pain, facial swelling, or jaw stiffness.
- They present risk of bacterial infection in surrounding tissues.
- Cysts or tumors develop.
Our team understands that you may a bit nervous about having teeth extracted. Most patients find a higher level of comfort in familiar surroundings and the care of those they know and trust. At Huron Dental Centre, most extractions are handled in-house, without need for referral to a specialist. Only local anesthetic is required to perform extractions without pain.
What is Wisdom Tooth Extraction? - Dr. Jameela JiffriVideo Transcript
Wisdom teeth are the third molars and usually develop in the late teens or early 20s. For many people, there isn't enough room in their jaw to accommodate wisdom teeth so it can’t grow in properly.
Why are wisdom teeth associated with pain?
When wisdom teeth don't grow in properly it can cause a series of problems - like pain, tooth decay, abscesses, ulcers in the jaw bone and these can be very painful.
Is it wise to get wisdom teeth out early?
When partially erupted wisdom teeth trying to come out through the gums, the surrounding gum becomes infected and the wisdom tooth also can cause teeth decay.
It is often better to remove them very early when the roots are very small even before the teeth have come through the gums. Early removal has fewer complications and faster healing.
What is the procedure for wisdom teeth extraction?
To determine the extraction of wisdom teeth you need to visit the dentist for an examination and get a panoramic x-ray which shows all the wisdom teeth in the mouth and your dentist can assess the position if it can erupt or if there is enough room in the jaw to accommodate it.
Often times people tend to have problems with this so we usually recommend that the wisdom teeth are taken out very early.
If you experience any problems or have questions, simply call 855 393-0900 in Mississauga for calming advice.
We provide thorough aftercare instructions to minimize risk of dry socket or other complications and to speed the healing process. Patients are generally able to return to normal behaviors within 24 hours, with limited strenuous activity and a soft food diet for about a week.
If you experience any problems or have questions, simply call 855 393-0900 in Mississauga for calming advice. The team at Huron Dental Centre is here to help keep your smile healthy, with wisdom tooth extractions and a broad range of preventive and general dentistry services.