Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Wisdom Tooth Extractions is a common dental procedure and one that most people will need at some point in their lifetime. At Pristine Dental we can perform most third molar extractions in our office; no need to visit another dental specialist. We can help!
Wisdom teeth, or third molars usually come between ages 17 and 25. For most people it is necessary to remove the wisdom teeth because their mouth is not big enough and the extra set of molars will cause movement and overcrowding of their existing teeth.
Other common complications from erupting wisdom teeth are:
- They become impacted meaning they are essentially trapped in your jawbone or gumline. This can cause pain and other complications
- They erupt at odd angles causing pressure and pain
- They are difficult to keep clean with normal brushing and flossing leading to decay or gum disease
Regular dental examinations can help prevent issues with erupting wisdom teeth. At Pristine Dental we recommend a panoramic x-ray during formative years to allow us to see the position of the incoming third molars.
We can take a panoramic x-ray at your regular dental cleaning appointment and our dentists will recommend the best treatment approach to prevent complications from incoming third molars.
In the event the wisdom teeth need to be removed, we can extract most third molars in our office without having to refer you to a specialist. Our highly skilled dentists can handle even complex molar extractions and we offer several sedation options to maximize your comfort during treatment.