You might need to take out your wisdom teeth if you are experiencing pain or have an infection. Crowding of the teeth, deep decay or the presence of periodontal disease can also prompt the need to have the wisdom teeth extracted. A dentist can evaluate your mouth and determine if the wisdom teeth should be pulled. In Ajax, ON, wisdom teeth extraction is performed by Dr. Saeid Jafarpour, Dr. Kevin Kwong and Dr. Azza Elhaddad at Ajax Dental Centre.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
There are several reasons why you should have your wisdom teeth taken out. If the teeth are crowded, impacted or infected, extraction can alleviate those problems. Additionally, for individuals experiencing chronic pain following eruption of the wisdom teeth, particularly if the teeth have only partially erupted, extraction can provide relief from the pain and discomfort. Removing the wisdom teeth can also prevent certain problems from occurring in the future, such as damage to other teeth situated near the wisdom teeth.
The procedure to remove wisdom teeth requires just a few days recovery before patients can return to normal activities. To perform the procedure, patients are given a sedative, such as nitrous oxide, and/or a local anesthetic to minimize pain. An incision is then made in the gums and the wisdom teeth are carefully removed. The gums are stitched closed following extraction of the teeth. In Ajax wisdom teeth can be removed by an experienced dentist or oral surgeon.
Following extraction of the wisdom teeth, there might be some bleeding, swelling or bruising. Applying ice to the cheeks can help reduce swelling and bruising. Additionally, over-the-counter or prescription pain medications can be taken to alleviate any pain and discomfort that occurs in the days following the procedure. Finally, if your stitches are not dissolvable, you will need to return to the dentist or oral surgeon to have them removed.
If you are suffering with pain or have infected, crowded or impacted teeth, wisdom teeth extraction might be necessary. For extraction of wisdom teeth in Ajax, ON, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jafarpour, Dr. Kwong or Dr. Elhaddad by calling Ajax Dental Centre in Ajax, ON, at (905) 426-8304.