The average person develops wisdom teeth during their teen years. With modern diet, the human jaws are nowadays smaller than our ancient ancesters. As a result there is often not enough room in the mouth to accommodate for third molars or ‘wisdom teeth’ to come out fully. Due to lack of space, teeth may only emerge partially through the gum tissue and may result in cavities, crowding, or gum infections.
With dental exams and x-rays of the mouth, our experienced dentists can determine the position of the wisdom teeth and anticipate if future problems may arise. Regular exams and treatment will also help you keep your gums and teeth strong and healthy, which will prevent costly dental procedures down the road.
When wisdom teeth are aligned properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. With a clinical exam and panoramic imaging we can inform you if you or your child’s wisdom teeth require extraction.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Our experienced dentists in Calgary can determine if your teeth are unable to properly position themselves within the mouth. As a result, your wisdom teeth may require removal if your wisdom teeth come in at odd angles or only partially through the gum tissue. This is when food and plaque can become trapped between the gum tissue and the tooth. As a result, this can lead to infection in the gum tissue and may also cause plaque, cavities, and ultimately…smelly breath.
Our Calgary Dentists will perform wisdom teeth extractions when they are able to predict if you’ll have future issues and problems. Your wisdom teeth may grow sideways, become partially emerged from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
When your wisdom teeth are partially emerged, the opening around the teeth may allow harmful bacteria to grow, which will eventually cause an infection. As a result, you will feel discomfort, swelling, pain, and illness. Early removal of wisdom teeth is often recommended to avoid future problems and to avoid costly procedures. It has generally been shown that early examinations and preventative care of impacted teeth results in healthier teeth.
Schedule a dental exam today and speak to our Calgary dentist to learn more about your wisdom teeth. We look forward to meeting you and your entire family. Our practice serves patients from Calgary NW and the surrounding areas.