Are You Still Living with Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Here’s why you’d be better off removing them

For a number of patients, wisdom teeth can cause a lot of pain and problems. And for others... well, let’s just say they’re the lucky ones! While wisdom teeth that are partially erupted (impacted) can go on to cause no discomfort at all in a patient, these rather shy third molars often still pose a considerable risk to a patient’s oral health.

Addressing Your Third Molars

Most patients first discover that their wisdom teeth are impacted when their dentist delivers the news at a dental checkup visit. Some may even make the discovery themselves while they’re inspecting their teeth in the mirror and see them poking through their gums at the back of their mouth!

If you’ve started noticing your wisdom teeth come through, or if you’re experiencing any discomfort with your third molars in general, it’s important to book a meeting with your dentist. He or she will be able to inspect your mouth and address any next steps you should take to protect yourself from any potential problems. Patients undergo wisdom teeth removal in Etobicoke with our dentist on the regular!

Misaligned wisdom teeth have the potential to create dental crowding or cause harm to adjacent teeth. Also, because wisdom teeth are more difficult to reach while brushing, they put people at a higher risk for tooth decay and infection. Partially impacted wisdom teeth are especially risk for infection as food and bacteria can easily become trapped underneath the flaps of gum that surround the teeth.

To Pull or…Not to Pull?

While at the end of the day it is your decision to make, it’s always a smart idea to listen to what your dentist has to say about your wisdom tooth situation.

It is recommended that people have their wisdom tooth extraction procedure before they reach 25 years of age, as the probability of complication statistically increases after this. Our dentist would be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding your third molar situation to help you gain a better understanding about why you’d be better off having them removed (or keeping them)!

If you’ve been experiencing any issues with your wisdom teeth, or if you’re due for a check-up and cleaning… give our friendly Etobicoke dentist a call today!


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