Wisdom Teeth

Most of us have our wisdom teeth emerge in our late teens or early 20s. This can be a painful experience, and despite the name, they aren’t known to boost our IQ! They were given this name because of their late arrival – when we’re said to reach a more mature age. Wisdom teeth are the third and final sets of molars, at the back of our mouth.

What can go wrong?

Since we already have a full smile, wisdom teeth can become misaligned or impacted. If they grow crooked, it can be very difficult to floss between them and the nearby molars. Even worse, misaligned wisdom teeth can damage the teeth around them. Sometimes, cysts can form around impacted wisdom teeth.

Image

What are the signs of impacted wisdom teeth?

Not all cases of wisdom teeth are accompanied by symptoms. But if a tooth becomes infected or is responsible for other issues, you could end up experiencing the following:

  • Swelling & tenderness
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Jaw pain
  • An unsavory taste in your mouth

      Do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

      Yes, impacted and misaligned wisdom teeth should definitely be removed to avoid unnecessary pain and oral health problems.

      This is a routine procedure … our skilled team has done countless extractions, alleviating pain for patients and protecting their smiles for years to come! If you decide to keep your wisdom teeth, they should be regularly monitored by us for changes and potential problems.

      Your dental specialists at Batavia Family Dental will arrange a consultation with you or your loved one to explain the entire process so there are no surprises. You will have all your questions answered and feel confident in your decision to go ahead. We will take care of the rest in our comfortable, relaxing environment at 6 Batavia Centre.

      After your wisdom teeth are removed, we will guide you along the healing process. You will be back at it – with a full smile from ear to ear – before you know it!

      Call us today to set up an appointment to talk about your wisdom teeth and any other concerns you may have. We’d love to hear from you!