Discover the reasons for wisdom teeth removal treatment near Newmarket and surrounding areas, ON
At Harvest Hills Dental Care, our goal is to help patients keep their natural teeth. However, when necessary, extractions may be performed to maintain your oral health. We offer wisdom teeth removal treatment for patients in Newmarket and surrounding areas, ON and the surrounding areas. Wisdom tooth removal services are performed for preventative reasons or to address specific issues.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars we get, usually between the ages of 18 and 25. These molars are left over from the days when our ancestors had larger jaws and needed an extra set of teeth for their hunter/gatherer lifestyles. Now, we have smaller faces and different dietary preferences leading to a decreased need for wisdom teeth.
Reasons for wisdom teeth removal treatment
If you are one of the lucky few, your wisdom teeth may never cause problems. Some people never get wisdom teeth; others only have two; and still others have all four. Unfortunately, the majority of people have problems when their wisdom teeth begin to erupt and need to have the teeth extracted. Extractions are recommended for the following reasons:
- The wisdom teeth are impacted or may become impacted.
- The erupting wisdom teeth are causing damage to the surrounding teeth.
- If the teeth are not removed, future dental problems, pain, or swelling are likely.
If the wisdom teeth try to erupt in a mouth that is too small or if they become impacted, the patient will experience pain and swelling. The adjacent teeth may also be damaged. Wisdom teeth extractions help protect the patient’s oral health.
What to expect
In general, x-rays allow the dentist to check the teeth and underlying structures for potential issues. For teens and young adults, x-rays show the progress and placement of the wisdom teeth. If a problem appears, wisdom teeth removal treatments may be recommended. Although wisdom teeth removal services are considered oral surgeries, we use a gentle touch and precise techniques to quickly, comfortably extract the teeth. Afterwards, you will be given instructions for the recovery period to ensure smooth, fast healing.
Harvest Hills Dental Care offers comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. For wisdom teeth removal treatment in Newmarket and surrounding areas, ON, contact us today at (365) 659-1008.
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