Wisdom teeth erupt when you are between 17-25 years old. As per the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 85% of the wisdom teeth or the third molars cause problems in adults.
Impacted wisdom teeth often apply pressure to the tooth in front of them, causing it to move out of alignment. In severe cases, the stress caused by the wisdom tooth can lead to issues like cavities or cyst formation. At Allard Dental Centre, we can help you prevent it by performing pain-free wisdom tooth extractions in Langley, BC.
Due to the high chance of wisdom tooth-related problems, dentists recommend extractions in many teens and young adults. Getting wisdom teeth removed while young not only prevents potential future issues, but you also have a quicker recovery and less chance of surgical complications.
That said, many people with properly aligned wisdom teeth have no issues, but it is difficult to predict whether the third molars will cause a problem in the future or not. Our dentists can guide you on whether you need extractions during your regular dental visit.
Some common signs indicating you need your wisdom teeth extracted include the following-
During your initial dental exam at Allard Dental Centre, our dentists will determine whether your wisdom teeth are at risk of developing problems and need extraction. Depending on the condition of your impacted wisdom tooth, you will receive local anesthesia or mild or general sedation and will not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery.
It will require a few days to recover from the surgery, and you might have a few eating restrictions. Any pain or tenderness after the surgery is usually handled with painkillers.