Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Due to the pain and many problems associated with wisdom teeth, extraction is often advised.
Most people have them extracted for one of the following reasons:
- – They are impacted, which means they did not come in normally. Because they are in the back of the mouth, they may get trapped in the jawbone or gums and this causes pain.
- – They come in at the wrong angle, which causes them to press at the other teeth.
- – The mouth isn’t big enough for more molars.
- – There might be cavities and gum disease due to the fact that wisdom teeth are far back in the mouth and cleaning them is usually harder.
Dr. Roy will examine your case and provide his best recommendation. If extraction is needed, there are options for anesthesia.
The procedure usually takes less than an hour. Each person reacts differently, but most people have no pain after the surgery. Dr. Roy will provide you with instructions for a quick recovery and a list of dos and don’ts. Healing might take a few weeks but it’s worth it!
If you are a resident of Grande Prairie and you need your wisdom teeth extracted, you don’t have to travel far anymore. Click here to book your appointment at RKFDC knowing you have chosen the best option.