Here at Christie Park Dental, a Toronto wisdom tooth extraction is seen as a preventative measure, as wisdom teeth are known to cause many different complications. Dr. Hughes wants to extract your wisdom teeth before these problems have a chance to escalate to the point where they cause discomfort. Most importantly, we want to extract your wisdom teeth before they become impacted. We encourage you to continue reading to learn more about impacted teeth and the symptoms that come with them.
As kids, our growing teeth pass through our gums, eventually becoming ready for chewing. This process ends at around ages 17 to 21, when the wisdom teeth begin to erupt. However, if a tooth fails to completely emerge from the gums, they become impacted. This is generally a consequence of their not being enough room in the patient’s mouth to hold their wisdom teeth.
There are many reasons why a patient’s wisdom teeth might fail to fully erupt. While we’ve spoken about the possibility of there not being enough room in the jaw to handle them, another reason for why they may not properly come in is because these teeth can get stuck in the patient’s gums or jawbone. It is also possible that the wisdom teeth become twisted or displaced, which prevents them from properly coming in.
For some patients, it is possible that their wisdom teeth may never begin to emerge. Instead, these teeth will merely sit in the patient’s jaw. While this situation will not cause the patient any pain or discomfort, it is possible that these teeth will place pressure on the patient’s other teeth. This can cause crooked teeth, bite misalignment, and infection.
If you are worried that your wisdom teeth may have become impacted, there are some symptoms that will warn you:
If you are currently experiencing a combination of these symptoms, then we recommend contacting our office as soon as possible.
If you are currently suffering from the symptoms associated with impacted wisdom teeth, then you will want to consider having them extracted. Here at Christie Park Dental, Dr. Andre Hughes can do this for you. If you would like to learn more about our Toronto wisdom tooth extraction services, then contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Hughes today.
Dr. Andre Hughes
745 Bloor St. West
Canada M6G 1L6
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