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If You Don’t Have Room for Wisdom Teeth?

Posted in Dental Care, General Dentistry, and Tooth Extraction

We Don’t Have Room for Wisdom Teeth

Whether you believe that wisdom teeth are a problem because we are evolving, or you think our genetics are weak and imperfections have increased since Adam and Eve, the fact is most jaws just don’t have room for them. Some people get just 1 third molar (wisdome tooth), while others can get 5 or 6 of them. When a person gets more than 4, they are called supplementary teeth, but it is rare. Around 35% of people in Canada are very fortunate as they don’t get any wisdom teeth at all. Not having any third molars is a good thing because the vast majority who get them suffer from complications due to overcrowding, impaction, misalignment, infections, and awkward location.

When You Will Know?

You can expect to know for sure what’s going on with your wisdom teeth in your teens. Erbsville Dental uses digital x-rays to track their early progress and even determine the best timing for their removal if needed. Everyone is unique when it comes to third molars. Some have more invasive surgery to remove them under the gum surface and others have them pulled after eruption. Your dentist (Dr. Stephen Mathews) can help you decide the best treatment plan.

For added help with wisdom tooth removal Dr. John McIntosh has joined the Erbsville Dental team. Dr. McIntosh is an oral surgeon specialising in wisdom teeth. In addition, Erbsville Dental has renovated this summer, creating a beautiful surgical suite for Dr. McIntosh to work. Therefore, whatever the situation, Erbsville Dental is equipped to help with all the diverse wisdom tooth problems.  And like every dental procedure performed there, every effort is made to make you comfortable and minimize discomfort, swelling and recovery time.

Most wisdom teeth begin to erupt between the ages of 17-25. If you are approaching those years and your dentist hasn’t mentioned your wisdom teeth it would be smart to have that discussion. Sometimes major dental problems can be avoided with a proper assessment of your situation, and a timely treatment plan. This assessment can be done at the same time as a regular check up and cleaning and therefore doesn’t have to cost you more.

Erbsville Dental Specializes in Wisdom Teeth

Erbsville Dental are wisdom tooth specialists, and no referrals elsewhere are needed. Make an appointment today and together we can squash any anxiety or fear related to your wisdom teeth. In our next blog read about post wisdom tooth removal, recovery, and aftercare.  

This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Accordingly, always seek the advice of your Dentist or other healthcare providers regarding a dental condition or treatment.