Wisdom teeth are the third set of molar teeth in the furthest back part of the upper and lower jaws. They push through after most other adult teeth, between ages 15 and 30. But for many people, their jaws are not big enough to house their wisdom teeth comfortably, which can cause pain, swelling, infection, and decrease overall oral hygiene. We’ll assess the wisdom teeth’s position and recommend extracting them if they’re a problem. It’s best to extract wisdom teeth earlier in life when the bone is less rigid and the extraction is easier to execute.
We will apply local anesthetic to the area to prevent pain. We may also choose to use a general anesthetic if we are removing several teeth at once or there are other complications. If a general anesthetic is used, you will be asleep during the procedure. Recovering from having your wisdom teeth removed usually takes only a few days. We’ll prescribe pain medication that will help you stay comfortable while your mouth is healing, and we’ll give you tips to speed up the healing process.
It’s important to find out early whether your wisdom teeth will cause problems in your jaw. Check with us to see whether wisdom teeth extraction is the right decision for you.
If you need more information about Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Hamilton, contact us today.