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By Ajax Dental Center
June 14, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

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 thewisdom teeth 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.

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Nolan Gould of the hit TV show Modern Family has an uncommon gift for comedy, but he also has a very common orthodontic problem: too many teeth for the size of his mouth, which often results in “crowding.”

“My teeth used to be pretty messed up,” Nolan recently told Dear Doctor magazine in an exclusive interview. “I had two extra teeth when I was born. They hadn't come out (erupted) yet. And all the other teeth that were already there were starting to point backwards because it was getting so crowded in my mouth. They had to remove those two (extra) teeth,” he said.

Although being born with extra teeth is somewhat unusual, needing to have teeth extracted for orthodontic reasons is not. In fact, orthodontic treatment often involves removing teeth to relieve crowding. It makes sense when you think about it: When there are too many teeth for the size of the dental arches (upper and/or lower jaws) or the teeth are larger in size than the dental arch can accommodate, there may not be enough space to align them properly. The necessary space can be created by removing teeth.

The teeth most frequently extracted for orthodontic reasons are the first bicuspid teeth. These are the ones right between the cuspid, or eyeteeth (under the eyes) and the molars (biggest back teeth). Once there is enough space, the orthodontist can choose from a variety of orthodontic appliances to align the teeth, depending on the specific needs of the individual.

In Nolan's case, it was the extra two teeth he was born with that were removed. Afterwards, the young actor's orthodontist was able to shift Nolan's remaining teeth into proper alignment using orthodontic appliances called Crozats. Made of metal wires, Crozats go around the back teeth and behind the front teeth, making them virtually invisible.

“You can remove them, which is really good for acting, especially because you can't see them,” Nolan explained. “I can wear them 24/7 and nobody will ever notice.”

Nolan's orthodontic appliances may not be noticeable, but his fabulous smile certainly is!

If you would like to learn more about improving tooth alignment with orthodontics, please contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation. If you would like to read Dear Doctor's entire interview with Nolan Gould, please see “Nolan Gould.” Dear Doctor also has more on “Tooth Removal for Orthodontic Reasons.”