(780) 900-2283

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Leduc

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Leduc

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth (the ones closest to your throat). Most people have four of them (one on each corner of your jaw) but not everyone does. They usually tend to grow in between the ages of 17 and 25 years. If the wisdom teeth remains trapped in the bone, usually by a lack of space in the jaw, the teeth are considered to be impacted and need to be removed, otherwise they can cause swelling and infections in the jaw, along with pain.

When is the best time to remove wisdom teeth?

If an x-ray shows wisdom teeth trying to find a way to develop but there is not enough space, your dentist will be able to determine when to remove them. However a lot of patients only realize they are developing wisdom teeth due to pain or swelling in gums. Age is also a consideration when deciding when to remove wisdom teeth, but your dentist can determine that based on your particular case. Sometimes they are also removed to prepare for orthodontic treatment.

Do all wisdom teeth have to be extracted?

Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed, it depends on the dental situation of each individual patient. Wisdom teeth typically do not need to be removed if they’re healthy, have grown in completely (meaning they’re fully erupted), are positioned correctly and bite properly with the opposing teeth on the upper or lower jaw, and are able to be be properly cleaned and flossed in a patient’s daily hygiene practices.

Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth

  • pain in the jaw and side of the face
  • swelling
  • difficulty in opening jaw
  • headaches
  • unpleasant taste when eating and bad breath
  • numbness in the jaw
  • bleeding gums

Deer Valley Dental is experienced in performing tooth extractions and we try to make the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Please call us at (780) 900-2283 to schedule an appointment.

Ask Questions

We will gladly answer any questions you may have.

  Ask Questions

Book Online

Deer Valley Dental offers the ability to request your dentist appointments online. Schedule an appointment now!

  Book Online

Teeth Whitening

Gently remove the harmful deposits that accumulate on teeth that can contribute to gum and other dental diseases

Provide you with easy-to-understand advice and information about at-home oral health care

Brighten your smile

Deer Valley Dental