When it comes to wisdom teeth, most people are quite uninformed. Many people believe that everyone has to have their wisdom teeth removed, however, this isn’t the case. At My Dental Clinic, we are proud to offer wisdom tooth extractions in Calgary for our patients that need it. Prior to extracting wisdom teeth, your dentist at My Dental Clinic will provide diagnostics to determine if your wisdom teeth are/will cause any complications. If we find that your wisdom teeth are erupting fine and posing no issues, wisdom tooth removal in Calgary will not be recommended.
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt around 17-25 years of age. It is believed that our ancient ancestors used wisdom teeth to break down hard to digest fibers, however, as we’ve evolved space for wisdom teeth in our jaws has become more limited for most people.
For many patients, wisdom teeth start to cause problems once they are erupting. Impaction, overcrowding and even damage can occur if not treated properly.
At My Dental Clinic, we recommend removing wisdom teeth as early as possible, waiting to remove wisdom teeth can actually cause damage to the gums, bone and surrounding supportive tissues in the mouth. Removing wisdom teeth later in life can also lead to increased recovery time.
If wisdom teeth have fully erupted and are not damaged, a simple wisdom tooth extraction in Calgary may be performed. During a simple wisdom tooth extraction, an elevator is used to gently loosen the tooth before it is removed.
When wisdom teeth are impacted, not fully erupted, overcrowded or even damaged, a surgical wisdom tooth extraction may be required. During a surgical wisdom tooth extraction, an incision is made to properly access the tooth.
Think that you or a loved one may need your wisdom teeth removed? Contact My Dental Clinic today, we’d be more than happy to get you on our schedule for a wisdom tooth consultation and determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed or they are erupting fine.