Your dentist near Anjou in Montreal - Wisdom Teeth Extraction
A person can normally have 32 permanent teeth but it is not always the case, especially because of a lack of space in the mouth. The last teeth to erupt are the wisdom teeth. They generally appear between the age of 16 and 25, the wisdom tooth or third molar is the last tooth located in the back of the mouth. A person usually has four of them. However, some people have less because of dental agenesis which results in some teeth never forming in the mouth.
While forming in the mouth, we often notice problems with the eruption of the wisdom tooth because of a lack of space. Furthermore, in some cases, the wisdom tooth can be embedded or impacted, especially when it pushes against the second molar or when it is covered by the gum and the bone. Here are a few reasons why a dentist can proceed to one or several wisdom teeth extraction. This list is not exhaustive, it is always better to speak to your dentist.
Why extract a wisdom tooth?
- Lack of space in the mouth
- Incomplete teeth eruption
- Wisdom teeth not growing in the right position
- Cysts (follicular cysts and odontogenic keratocys)
- Difficult positioning of the tooth with a negative effect on brushing and dental hygiene
- Orthodontics treatment: In some cases, when a patient considers an orthodontics treatment, it might be wise to proceed to a wisdom tooth extraction in order to promote a better teeth alignment.
Wisdom Teeth dental extraction procedure
The first step in the wisdom teeth extraction is the X-ray. The dentist will observe the angle of the tooth and the inclusion degree. From there, the dentist will determine whether it is a simple or complex extraction.
You still have questions regarding wisdom teeth or you think you should have them removed? Contact our team of general dentists today!
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