Wisdom Teeth Removal at Westwood & Starwood Dental in Guelph
At Westwood & Starwood Dental performing a tooth extraction would be the last recommendation after all possible treatment options have been attempted to save the tooth. Trauma, severe tooth decay or excessive bone loss due to periodontal disease are some of the reasons the dentist may decide to extract the tooth. It may be necessary to preserve the health of the surrounding teeth and the patient's dental health.
Wisdom teeth are usually extracted because they often cause discomfort, inflammation, decay and infection as they erupt and push against the other teeth. For a comfortable wisdom teeth removal in Guelph, book an appointment with us.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth appear during a person’s early age, that is, from 17 to 21 years. They are considered a major dental milestone. It is natural to feel some discomfort when wisdom teeth emerge. However, if you experience a lot of pain, it is better to consult a dentist.
When Do Wisdom Teeth Become a Problem?
Wisdom teeth are not a problem unless they cause discomfort or infection. Here are a few reasons why you might need a wisdom teeth extraction:
- It is possible that they grow in crooked or get trapped against a neighboring tooth.
- There may be insufficient space as they grow in, and can cause teeth crowding.
- They might cause food to get trapped or become difficult to clean, leading to deterioration in the surrounding teeth and gums.
- Wisdom teeth that are impacted are much more likely to become infected.
What to Expect
We examine your teeth and jaw thoroughly before scheduling an extraction. X-rays will be taken and thoroughly reviewed to see how your wisdom teeth are coming in and what your root structure looks like. This information will tell us whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed, whether they can be taken off without surgery, or if surgery is required. We prefer complete transparency with the patient.
Our staff will provide you with more information about what to anticipate and how to prepare during your initial exam. Local freezing, sedation, or anesthesia will be used depending on your choices and your doctor's expert judgement. To remove teeth as softly as possible, we use minimally invasive procedures. We wish for you to have a comfortable procedure and a fast recovery.
We may request that you bring a friend or family member to the practice who can drive you home and look after you while you recover. Our dentists will give you aftercare instructions and helpful advice for a quick and convenient recovery. Give us a call and we will be there for any support you may need as you recover.