Wisdom Teeth Removal & Extractions Blainville
What is Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Wisdom teeth may need to be removed if they are causing problems or if they are at risk of causing problems in the future. Wisdom tooth extraction is the removal process of a problematic wisdom tooth. Wisdom teeth extraction is a common and routine dental procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia or sedation. Some people may only need one wisdom tooth removed, while others need all four removed.
When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Extracted?
Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal
An infected wisdom tooth may lead to swelling and abscess and may require emergency wisdom tooth removal. Similarly, if a wisdom tooth is causes pain such that eating, sleeping, and normal function are affected, then contacting the dentist for an emergency extraction may be required.
The dentist will require that a panoramic X-ray first be taking to assess the position and state of the wisdom teeth and rule out any other pathology. The dentist will then determine if the wisdom tooth causing the pain requires antibiotic therapy prior to extraction.