Wisdom teeth and Clinique Dentaire 1935
Wisdom teeth are the 3rd molars located at the back of the mouth and sit on the dental arch. There are usually 4 of them, but some people may have more, while others may have fewer. Wisdom teeth are not always problematic because they can co-exist harmoniously with other teeth when the conditions are right. However, in some cases, wisdom teeth do not fully emerge. There can be a variety of reasons for this, including a lack of space or a misaligned eruption axis.
When it comes to wisdom teeth, Clinique Dentaire 1935 is happy to help and keep you informed. If you want to make an appointment with our office to discuss your situation, you are welcome to contact us at any time. We will be pleased to share our observations and recommendations so that you can make the best decision.
Why extract one or more wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are not always a problem. When the tooth is impacted or semi-impacted, i.e. completely or partially covered by bone and/or gum, the intervention of a dentist or maxillofacial surgeon may be necessary.
An impacted tooth can lead to a variety of problems. These include inflammation of adjacent tissues, abscess, cyst, decay, displacement and infection of neighbouring teeth. An impacted tooth can also cause pain and the person with an impacted tooth may have difficulty opening their mouth or chewing, which can prevent them from eating properly. It is very important to see a dentist when this happens.
How do you extract a wisdom tooth?
At the first appointment, the dentist will perform a clinical examination. Using a probe, he will be able to check whether there is a communication (doorway) for bacteria. This procedure is quick and normally painless. If the dentist finds that the tooth is not properly positioned and there is a risk of the wisdom tooth or adjacent tooth becoming infected, the dentist may recommend that the wisdom tooth be extracted. Your general dentist can then either extract the tooth or refer the patient to a maxillofacial surgery specialist.
Prior to any procedure, an assessment of the tooth and bone structure must be made using a panoramic X-ray and/or 3D scan. These X-rays provide a good visualization of the dentition and the important surrounding structures. They therefore limit the possibility of complications during surgery.
Wisdom teeth extraction at Clinique 1935
When a wisdom tooth is infected or has difficulty fitting in with other neighbouring teeth, extraction is sometimes necessary to improve the patient’s oral health. When these situations occur, the professionalism of Clinique Dentaire 1935 makes all the difference.
If you have any doubts about a wisdom tooth or if you experience pain or purulent discharge, please contact the general dentists at Clinique Dentaire 1935. Our dental health professionals will provide you with information and help you make an informed decision.