Are your wisdom teeth causing you pain? Let us help you! At Kildaire Family Dental, we take great care in making sure you are well-informed on what to expect. Our experienced team will help keep you comfortable throughout the process and provide you with a stress-free experience from start to finish. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!Contact Us
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the final set of molars that erupt during a patient’s teen years or early 20s. Studies have shown that everyone has at least one third molar. The name “wisdom teeth” came from the thought that during a patient’s late teenage years they are growing past their adolescent state of learning, making them wiser. For more information on our services, call our office!
Reasons for Removal
In some cases of third molar growth, the teeth come in straight enough to where removal is not necessary. However, a large percentage of patients have molars that grow in sideways, causing pressure and pain on the other teeth. Angled wisdom teeth can also cause crowding and jaw pain. If removal is needed, our expert team will sit down and walk you through the procedure and discuss any concerns you may have.
Wisdom Teeth Recovery
Once the surgery completes, the effects of the anesthesia will be wearing off. Please make sure to have a person able to take you home from your appointment. We also recommend that you take at least two days off from work or school to recover. During the consultation, our team will give you detailed after-care instructions and prescribe medication as needed. Soft food is advised for the first few days after the procedure, and avoid using a straw to prevent complications.