Wisdom Teeth in Estevan
Wisdom teeth are molars that appear in the back of your mouth usually in your late teens or early twenties. They’re unnecessary to have and typically cause more problems than they’re worth. If wisdom teeth come in at an angle or don’t have enough room in the jaw, they can start pushing against other teeth and become impacted.
Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to gum tenderness, swelling, and severe pain. If left untreated, partial eruptions create a direct entrypoint into gum tissue for harmful bacteria, leading to infection and gum disease.
Your unique condition will determine how much work will have to go into your wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes the teeth can be easily extracted with pressure and minor incisions, while in other cases portions of the jawbone may need to be removed to uncover the tooth.
During your wisdom teeth removal consultation your dentist will be able to tell you what to expect for the surgery as well as the healing process.