Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically erupt in the late teens or early twenties. For some people, these teeth may not cause any problems and can remain in the mouth without any issues. However, in many cases, wisdom teeth can cause a variety of dental problems that may require extraction.
Here are some reasons why wisdom teeth need extraction:
- Impacted teeth: When wisdom teeth do not fully emerge from the gums, they become impacted. This can lead to infection, pain, and swelling.
- Infection: Partially erupted wisdom teeth can trap bacteria and food particles, leading to infection, abscesses, and gum disease.
- Decay: Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth, making them difficult to clean properly. This can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
- Cysts or tumors: In rare cases, wisdom teeth can form cysts or tumors that can damage the surrounding teeth and jawbone.
For these reasons, dentists may recommend wisdom teeth extraction to prevent future dental problems and ensure optimal oral health.
At St. Catharines Family Dental Care, wisdom teeth extraction procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure that you feel no pain or discomfort during the process. We use the latest equipment and techniques to make the procedure as fast and painless as possible. Our team of dental professionals will also provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a speedy and comfortable recovery.