Wisdom teeth removal is often a rite of passage for late teens and adults. With the help of modern facilities and practices, wisdom teeth extraction surgery at Capital Dental Centre is a safe, comfortable and fast procedure.
Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last set of teeth to grow in and for most people they occur in their late teens and early adult years. Oral surgeons and dentists always recommend an early removal of wisdom teeth, in order to prevent their roots from gaining in size, complicating their removal at a later date, and causing overcrowding and misalignment of other teeth. A wisdom tooth becomes impacted when there is not enough space to accommodate it in a patient’s jaw: an impacted tooth will seek to push other teeth as it pierces the gums, creating misalignment and overcrowding.
Since most jaw bones are not capable of accommodating the additional space these teeth require, ignoring the presence of wisdom teeth may lead to severe dental problems, including:
- Acute pain and discomfort
- Severe jaw bone loss
- Tooth decay
- Cysts in the jaw
- Gum disease due to plaque spreading from the wisdom tooth
Depending on the positioning of the impacted tooth, proper dental sedation or local anesthesia will be administered prior to the surgery. Dissolvable stitches are then placed at the site of the extraction.
The Capital Dental Centre team of leading-edge health professionals will also inform you on the healing process following wisdom teeth extraction surgery. Antibiotics and mouth rinses are prescribed to prevent possible infections in the days ensuing surgery, and patients are advised to rest and drink liquids for a period of time, determined by your dentist.
Patients who are apprehensive of dental surgery are relieved of their fear when in the hands of the experts at Capital Dental Centre. Our oral surgeons are qualified to administer sedation aimed at providing a calm and relaxing experience to patients who might refrain from or delay this procedure due to fear or pain.
While most wisdom teeth removal surgeries are performed on teens and young adults, patients of all ages can greatly benefit from the quick and easy extractions practiced at our clinic.