Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth removal is necessary when there is no room to properly erupt within the mouth.
What it does
An impacted wisdom tooth may:
- Grow at an angle towards the second molar
- Grow at an angle towards the back of the mouth
- Sometimes they grow at a right angle to the other teeth
- Or grow straight up but stay trapped within the jawbone
impacted wisdom tooth
The recommended treatment will be removing the wisdom teeth if it is causing pain, inflammation, swelling, bad taste, or damaging adjacent tooth. Your dentist or an oral surgeon does the wisdom tooth removal. The decision to remove your wisdom teeth will be in consultation with the dental surgeon once they examine of your mouth and jaw, and take X-rays to have a look at the positioning of the wisdom teeth.
Regular visits to the dentists is important during your teens and early 20’s. Your dentist can use X-rays to follow the progress of your wisdom teeth. Early detection of any problem makes it easier to treat.