Protect Your Smile With Wisdom Teeth Removal
While not all patients will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, at Twin Dental in Edmonton, we know that many patients benefit from having these “third molars” extracted, as they have the potential to cause issues with pain, infection, misalignment, and more in the short and long term.
What benefits are associated with having wisdom teeth removed?
While one of the most notable benefits is that removing these teeth can help prevent potential problems with pain, discomfort, overcrowding, and misalignment, extraction can also lower a patient’s risk for tooth decay, gum disease, infection, and more.
What symptoms indicate that wisdom teeth removal might be necessary?
Patients who experience pain, swelling, tenderness, redness of the gums, or infection near the site of a wisdom tooth should undergo a thorough dental examination to determine whether removal is necessary. Additionally, if patients have difficulty opening their mouths wide and are experiencing persistent bad breath or a bad taste in their mouth, it's important that to undergo a professional evaluation.
At what age should wisdom teeth be removed?
Ideally, wisdom teeth should be removed before they start to cause issues with pain and discomfort. To determine whether extraction is necessary, our team will conduct a thorough assessment that includes x-rays of the mouth so that we can help you make an informed decision about how to proceed.
How should you care for your mouth following wisdom teeth removal?
After having wisdom teeth extracted, it's important to follow our at-home care instructions. As a general rule, you should avoid using straws for the first few days after surgery. Additionally, patients should only eat soft foods, and they should avoid smoking or drinking alcohol as these activities can delay healing.
Do you suspect you may need your wisdom teeth removed or are you interested in learning if keeping yours intact is the best course of action for your smile? Call us today!
Contact Twin Dental About Wisdom Teeth Removal Today
- Alleviate any existing pain & discomfort
- Prevent issues with cysts, infection, & more
- Avoid shifting & misalignment issues
- Benefit from a safe, effective, & routine procedure
- Prioritize your oral health!