SmileCode Dental will carefully evaluate your bite and obtain a series of x-rays to determine what is going on under your bone tissue or gums. Wisdom teeth should be considered for removal if they are causing damage to adjacent structures, showing signs that they will compromise your oral health, or if they are causing pain. Often, your dentist will recognize that your wisdom teeth will become an issue before they become one, and so will recommend preventative removal before the roots are fully developed.
- Inadequate Space – If there is not enough space inside the mouth for wisdom teeth to properly erupt and become fully functional, pain can result, along with gum infections and decay/cavities. Inadequate space can also cause damage to adjacent teeth, as well as cysts, which could require major surgery later on.
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth – If there is not enough space for wisdom teeth to erupt properly, they may grow horizontally or diagonally, eventually becoming entirely embedded and stuck.
It is always better to be proactive when it comes to your oral health. If you are experiencing pain, swelling, or any discomfort, call SmileCode Dental today at (403) 453-4557 to see if wisdom tooth removal is the best option for you.