Oral Surgery - Wisdom Teeth
By around age 16, if the jaws are not long enough, wisdom teeth stay trapped (impacted) inside the bone or only come in partially pushing the other teeth forward. these teeth pushing can crowd the lower front teeth. This can ruin the results from braces. It is best to take them out before this happenes. Wisdom teeth that are impacted can cause:
- Infection of the gums, and/or infection in the bone around them (very painful)
- Destruction of the tooth beside it
- Formation of a cyst
- Crowding of the remaining teeth necessitating orthodontic treatment
This surgery is done under sedation to make it more comfortable. By using sedation you will feel no pain and have no memory of the surgery. We will also use medicines to prevent swelling.