Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Dr. Afshin Riazi – your Markham dentist, is your teeth extraction specialist
Wisdom teeth, officially referred to as third molars, are usually the last teeth to develop. They are located in the very back of your mouth, next to your second molars and near the entrance to your throat. Third molars are usually completely developed between the ages of 15 and 18.
Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom teeth commonly do not have enough room to properly erupt into our mouth. This lack of space can result in a number of harmful effects on your overall dental health. When a tooth cannot erupt into proper alignment, we call it impacted, which simply means “stuck” in an improper position. Dr. Afshin Riazi- your Markham dentist – has extensive experience in the extraction of wisdom teeth. There are different degrees of tooth impaction:
Soft Tissue Impactions – There is adequate jaw bone to allow the wisdom tooth to erupt, but not enough room to allow the gum tissue to be properly positioned and attached to the tooth. This causes tremendous problems because it is not possible to keep the area clean. Infection commonly occurs, resulting in swelling and pain.
Partial Bony Impactions – There is enough space to allow the wisdom tooth to partially erupt, but it cannot function in the chewing process. The tooth remains partially covered by bone and soft tissue. Once again, keeping the area clean is impossible and problems commonly develop.
Complete Bony Impactions – There is no space for the tooth to erupt. The tooth is completely covered by bone, or if it is partially exposed through the bone, it requires complex removal techniques.
At Greensborough Dental in Markham, we offer our patients sedation dentistry to relax them and to alleviate their fear. Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure and you can get back to your normal life duties the following day. Dr. Riazi will give you some dietary instructions for the following days to ensure the area doesn’t get infected and no bleeding occurs.