Wisdom Tooth Extraction London

Wisdom Tooth Extraction London

Understanding Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the third set of teeth that develop at the back of the mouth. They typically begin to emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. However, if there isn't enough space in the mouth for them to emerge normally, they can become impacted, leading to pain, pressure, infection, and discomfort.

When to Consider Wisdom Teeth Removal

If an x-ray reveals that there isn't sufficient room for wisdom teeth to emerge properly, your dentist may recommend extraction to prevent pain, inflammation, infection, and damage to nearby teeth. Age is a factor in the decision, but the timing ultimately depends on your individual situation.

Not All Wisdom Teeth Need Extraction

Not all wisdom teeth require removal. If they are healthy, fully grown in, positioned correctly, and can be easily cleaned through regular oral hygiene practices, extraction may not be necessary.

Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

  • Severe pain in the jaw and face, especially when eating or opening the mouth wide
  • Swelling in the gums near the affected tooth
  • Difficulty in opening the jaw or restricted range of motion
  • Recurrent headaches or earaches
  • Increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, extraction is recommended to prevent complications. Dr. Ghada Yaseen, DDS will perform an x-ray to assess the position and condition of the teeth. Local anesthesia will be administered to ensure a painless procedure.

Recovery After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Although the idea of tooth extraction may seem unpleasant, Dr. Ghada Yaseen, DDS will ensure you are properly numbed for a pain-free experience. Delaying extraction can lead to further complications and slower recovery. If you're in London or surrounding areas, schedule an appointment to discuss wisdom teeth extraction and recovery.

MEK Dental is experienced in performing tooth extractions and we try to make the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Please call us at (519) 668-7635 to schedule an appointment.

If you are looking for a dentist in London for Wisdom Tooth Extraction please call us at (519) 668-7635 or book an appointment online.