Wisdom Teeth Removal
Between the ages of 17 and 21 most people experience the appearance of their wisdom teeth. When they grow correctly these teeth can help you chew and improve the function of your mouth!
Wisdom teeth need to be assessed (and often removed) if there isn’t enough space for them to grow or they come through in the wrong position/angle. If they aren’t removed cavity causing bacteria can grow, it can be difficult to floss between the wisdom teeth and the molars next to them, you may damage the roots of the teeth nearby, or your may experience pain, swelling and stiffness in your jaw.
Before making discussing your treatment options and making a collaborative decision regarding your wisdom teeth, your dentist will take a panoramic x-ray to assess your mouth and your underlying tooth structures.