People normally have three permanent molars that develop in back areas of the upper and lower jaw. The first molars usually grow into the mouth at around the age of 6, and the second molars grow in usually around the age of 12. We refer to the second set of molars as wisdom teeth. Often, we need to extract wisdom teeth for a number of reasons. If you are in need of wisdom teeth extractions, Sparwood Dental is qualified to give you the best treatment.

In many cases, wisdom teeth do not grow in properly or have a proper bite relationship. There is also the potential of having unhealthy gum tissue around them. Often, wisdom teeth do not erupt properly or become impacted, requiring them to be extracted.

We must examine your mouth and x-rays to determine if the teeth are impacted or will not grow in properly. Impacted teeth may cause problems that can lead to infection, adjacent tooth resorption, gum disease, cysts, or tumors.

To avoid potential problems later in life, most dentists remove impacted wisdom teeth. Although they are like any other teeth, most people continue to have normal bites and well functioning jaws in their absence.

Symptoms of impacted teeth:

  •  Pain
  • Infection in the mouth
  • Facial swelling
  • Swelling of the gum line in the back of the mouth

Typically we remove wisdom teeth after the roots form, or at least 3/4 developed. This is usually in the adolescent years. Book an appointment with Sparwood Dental to assess if wisdom teeth extractions are for you.

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