Wisdom teeth are the last teeth in each upper and lower arches and on both right and left sides. They usually erupt around the age of 18-25, hence the nickname “wisdom teeth.”
If the gum tissue at the very end of the last molar in the arch constantly gets inflamed, it can indicate that your wisdom tooth will not erupt properly. During your visit to our Edmonton or Barrhead dental office, Dr. Pereira or Dr. Singh may take an X-ray to determine if this inflammation is being caused by a wisdom tooth. If they find your wisdom teeth positioned in an odd angle, we may recommend them to be extracted.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
If Dr. Pereira or Dr. Singh thinks wisdom teeth removal is the best course of action, we will refer you to one of our trusted oral surgical partners. During the procedure, your oral surgeon will numb your gums and surgically open it to access the tooth. Sometimes they will need to section the tooth in smaller pieces to facilitate its removal.
After your procedure, follow the oral surgeon's recommendations to minimize the risks of complications.