Wisdom Teeth Removal
At Belleville Dental Care we offer wisdom tooth removal to our Belleville and Tweed patients who's wisdom teeth have only partially erupted or are causing tooth crowding.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth extractions may be necessary if a wisdom tooth is impacted or is infected. Impacted wisdom teeth are wisdom teeth that are unable to fully erupt. This inability to fully break through the gums can lead to bacteria from food getting trapped in these areas which may cause decay, infection and pain.
We may also recommend extraction if your wisdom teeth are causing pain or discomfort in your jaw, gums or teeth in the surrounding area.
Your wisdom teeth are typically the last teeth emerge in your mouth. Often they can begin to erupt between the ages of 18 and 20, but each person is different. Depending on the way your wisdom teeth come in, you could require extraction.
What to expect
The process for removing your wisdom teeth will depend how impacted your teeth are. Some wisdom teeth can be extracted like any other molar. Once your anaesthetic has taken effect, your dentist will widen the socket (the area your tooth sits in).
Next we will move the tooth from side to side until it is loose enough to be removed completely. We will provide you will care instructions to look after the affected area during your appointment.