Surgical Treatment including for Wisdom Teeth Extractions
The dentists at Tri Town Dental Centre* perform a variety of surgical procedures including extractions (primary, permanent and wisdom teeth), minor soft tissue surgery (frenectomy, gingival re-contouring) and implant placement.
The average adult’s mouth has room to comfortably fit 28 healthy teeth. Nature, however, has given us 32 teeth. The extra four teeth are known as the third molars or wisdom teeth. These teeth typically push through your gums in your late teens. If they grow in straight, have adequate space, and have healthy gums around them, regular brushing , flossing and dental visits can keep them healthy. Unfortunately this doesn’t normally happen. Removal (extraction) of wisdom teeth is recommended when they erupt sideways, only partially erupt or remain trapped under the gums. These poorly positioned teeth can harbor bacteria and cause infection, pain and swelling. They should be evaluated during your mid-teen years with an exam and radiograph to determine the best time for removal.