Wisdom Tooth Removal
Surgical & Implants
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to emerge, typically in late adolescence or early adulthood. For some people, these teeth grow in without any problems. For others, there’s not enough room in the mouth, leading to impaction, pain, and potential damage to other teeth. At Waterloo Dental Clinic, Dr. Ash and his team specialize in wisdom tooth removal, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the process.
What is Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Wisdom tooth removal is a common dental procedure that involves extracting the wisdom teeth when they are causing problems or have the potential to do so in the future. Problems can include impaction (when the wisdom teeth cannot break through the gums because there’s not enough space), infection, damage to neighboring teeth, or the development of a cyst.
How Wisdom Tooth Removal Can Help
Wisdom tooth removal can significantly benefit your oral health and comfort, especially when these teeth are problematic. If your wisdom teeth are impacted or poorly positioned, they can cause pain, discomfort, and even damage to your neighboring teeth. By removing these teeth, Dr. Ash can provide immediate relief from these issues. Additionally, extraction of wisdom teeth reduces the risk of oral diseases like gum infections, which are more likely with partially erupted wisdom teeth.
Removing problematic wisdom teeth can help:
Alleviate Pain and Discomfort: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause significant pain and discomfort. Removal provides immediate relief.
Prevent Damage to Other Teeth: Impacted wisdom teeth can push against your other teeth, causing them to shift and possibly leading to damage or bite problems.
Reduce Risk of Oral Disease: Partially erupted wisdom teeth can be harder to clean, making them a magnet for bacteria that cause gum disease and oral infections.
Prevent Cyst Formation: Cysts can develop around impacted wisdom teeth, which can damage the jawbone and other teeth if left untreated.
Your safety and comfort are our priorities. Dr. Ash will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays, to evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and the health of your mouth. If extraction is recommended, he will explain the process thoroughly and ensure that you’re comfortable before proceeding.
During the extraction, Dr. Ash will numb the area to minimize discomfort. Post-operative instructions will be provided to help you recover smoothly at home. Dr. Ash and his team are also available to address any concerns or questions you may have following the procedure.