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Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Walnut Grove

What is a wisdom tooth extraction?

A wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that is designed to remove wisdom teeth that do not have room to grow, also known as impacted wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the four permanent adult teeth, located at the back corners of the mouth on the top and bottom, that usually erupt or come in during late adolescence or early adulthood. In some cases, your dentist may recommend wisdom tooth extraction, even if the teeth are not impacted, as a preventative measure against potential future problems.

The importance of wisdom tooth extractions

Impacted wisdom teeth can often develop cysts around them, causing damage to the tooth and the surrounding tissues, including bones. Cysts that are left untreated can result in tumors, which complicate the wisdom tooth extraction. In some cases, wisdom teeth may only partially emerge from under the gums, leaving an opening that is easily susceptible to bacteria and infections.

Infected wisdom teeth can result in pain, swelling, redness, stiffness, and general illness. Oral infections can easily enter the blood stream and affect the entire body.

The longer you wait to seek out help for wisdom tooth pain, the greater the changes that you will need a more invasive surgical extraction procedure. Waiting a long time before seeking help from your dentist will also increase the likelihood that the wisdom teeth will cause permanent damage to the surrounding tissues. Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure and is often the best solution for relieving wisdom teeth symptoms.

How are wisdom teeth extracted?

Wisdom teeth extractions are most often performed at a dentist's or oral surgeon's office and require the use of local or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of each particular case. If your wisdom teeth have already erupted from the gums, they can easily be removed, much like any other tooth; however, impacted wisdom teeth can be more complicated to remove.

Wisdom tooth extraction for an impacted tooth requires an incision being made through the surface of the gum above the tooth and any bone covering the tooth to be removed. In order to extract the tooth, your dentist may need to cut the tooth into several pieces to maintain as much bone as possible.

Book a wisdom tooth extraction in Walnut Grove, Langley

JVR Dental is a dental office that offers restorative dental services and more to patients throughout the Langley area. JVR Dental specializes in family dentistry and pediatric dentistry services.

If you are looking to book a wisdom tooth extraction in Langley, please contact JVR Dental at 604-371-3138 or through our website. Ensuring a safe wisdom tooth extraction means being able to rely on a dentist you can trust. Book an appointment with JVR Dental today, so that we can solve your wisdom tooth pain.

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