Wisdom Teeth Extractions IN STITTSVILLE
At the very back of the mouth and the last teeth to emerge are the wisdom teeth. These usually don’t develop until adolescence and there is little room for them in the mouth. Usually, what happens is that they do not come through, or they come in at strange angles.
At Mulkins Main Dental, our Stittsville dental professionals evaluate the situation to determine whether wisdom teeth removal is necessary. This is often done to prevent complications such as infection, crowding, and damage to nearby teeth. Regular dental check-ups and early intervention can help to minimize potential issues related to wisdom teeth, ensuring a healthier and more confident smile.
Removal of Wisdom Teeth
If these teeth don’t come through properly, they will leave space for food to collect and cause trouble with plaque. This causes cavities and infections. It can also cause the existing teeth to shift and become too crowded. Dental cysts and tumours can also develop which will need to be removed.
One of the first steps before orthodontic work is to have the wisdom teeth removed. Especially in younger teens the surgery is much simpler and has fewer post-operative complications.
Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth
At Mulkins Main Dental we recommend a general anesthetic or intravenous sedation for the removal of wisdom teeth. Before making that decision we speak with the patient and parent(s) about the risks and benefits of either sedation.
After the procedure, we give written post-operative instructions after a verbal review just prior to release to go home. In addition, we have detailed information on our website that will answer most questions.