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All About Wisdom Teeth

What are wisdom teeth?

xray of wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in. Because of this, sometimes there’s not enough room to accommodate them.

Does everyone have wisdom teeth?

On average, wisdom teeth erupt during the teenage years or early twenties. Not everyone develops all four wisdom teeth; some may have fewer.

What are wisdom teeth symptoms?

If you notice swelling, tenderness, pain, abscess, or infection in your gums around your wisdom teeth, that may be a sign that something’s wrong.

Inform your dentist right away so they can examine the area and recommend appropriate treatments.

What are common issues involving wisdom teeth? 

Complications involving wisdom teeth vary. Here are some of them:

Why should I get my wisdom teeth removed?

If your wisdom teeth are causing you problems, it’s best to get them assessed immediately. When symptoms persist and the infection gets worse, your dentist or oral surgeon may recommend removal. The longer you wait, the more issues may arise, causing the extraction to become more difficult.

Is it okay to keep my wisdom teeth?

Sometimes wisdom teeth come in without any issues. In this case, extraction isn't necessary. Wisdom teeth evaluations are part of routine dental checkups.

If you’re looking for a new family dentist in the Red Deer area or would like to get your wisdom teeth checked, we invite you to get in touch with us at (587) 802-8207

Our friendly receptionists are happy to assist you in scheduling a consultation with the dentist. 

69 Dunlop Street, Suite 15, Red Deer, AB T4R 2H6
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