Wisdom Teeth Removal at Thornbury Family Dental

Most people have four wisdom teeth—two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw. Also called “third molars”, wisdom teeth begin developing in the teenage years and may continue into a person’s late 20s. Though wisdom teeth may not cause perceptible problems, they could require removal due to potential complications or progressive issues.

Reasons Why Extraction May Be Required

At Thornbury Family Dental, we will be able to determine if wisdom teeth are healthy and in the correct positions. Our dentists will examine the area and may take X-rays to assess the situation under the gum and bone. This evaluation process as well as how the patient feels will help determine if the wisdom teeth should be removed. The main reasons that most people who opt to have the procedure done:
  • Are experiencing pain or discomfort
  • Have Impaction (not enough space/stuck behind other teeth)
  • Have cysts or tumours or other pathology
  • May notice the wisdom teeth not coming through straight
  • May have damage to adjacent teeth
  • Have be experiencing gum disease
  • May have tooth decay

Helping Our Patients Stay Comfortable

If removal is necessary, we will present our patients with information on an array of options to help keep you comfortable through the procedure. These include local anaesthetic, intravenous sedation in the dental chair, or under general anaesthetic in a hospital.

Want To Learn More?

If you’re wondering if your wisdom teeth need to be removed, or just want to avoid unexpected pain or discomfort – contact our Thornbury office today to book an appointment!