For some time now, we’ve wondered what the best way of getting wisdom tooth related information out to our Toronto patients might be. After much consideration, as well as some discussion with our current patients, we decided that creating this blog would do the trick. To start things off, we want to talk a little bit about wisdom teeth. Pretty much everyone has to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their life. Ask around your group of friends. But most people still don’t actually know all that much about wisdom teeth. Today, Dr. Andre Hughes is blogging to share some interesting and useful information about wisdom teeth.
While rare, there are people in the world who are born without wisdom teeth. Unfortunately for the rest of us, wisdom teeth are a reality that must be addressed at some point. If left untreated, wisdom teeth can cause problems such as:
It is for the reasons above that wisdom tooth extractions became a common practice. By noticing the symptoms of incoming wisdom teeth early and having them extracted quickly, you can prevent the above symptoms before they begin to escalate. By having your wisdom teeth extracted before they have the chance to become impacted, your extraction procedure will be simple to complete.
When wisdom teeth are removed, it is important that the patient pays attention to the empty sockets left behind. While it is rare that complications arise following an extraction, the patient should be sure to watch over their empty sockets for a while after the procedure. Should food particles and bacteria get caught in these empty sockets, then the patient can develop a condition called dry socket. For this reason, it is very important to take care of your mouth following an extraction. This means keeping it clean after eating and avoiding foods that require a lot of chewing.
Today, having wisdom teeth extracted is really no more special of an occasion than having a filling placed on a cavity. It is a preventative measure that can save your smile a lot of trouble in the future. If you believe that it is time to have your wisdom teeth removed, or are showing symptoms of impacted teeth, contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Andre Hughes. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!
Dr. Andre Hughes
745 Bloor St. West
Canada M6G 1L6
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