Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars that most people develop between the ages of 17 and 25. These teeth often do not fully emerge due to insufficient space in the mouth. When this happens, wisdom teeth are said to be impacted.
Wisdom tooth extraction is a common surgical procedure as impacted wisdom teeth can lead to serious oral health issues.
Here are some issues that may develop due to impacted wisdom teeth:
Wisdom tooth extraction typically takes an hour or less, and you will receive anesthesia to ensure a pain-free procedure. During the procedure, the dentist will make an incision in the gums to expose the tooth. The dentist may need to remove bone to access the impacted tooth, and they might cut the tooth into pieces for easier removal.
If you are experiencing symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth, visit us at Peak Dental Arts. At Peak Dental Arts, we provide exceptional dentistry in a calm environment, and our experienced North Vancouver dentists are ready to serve you.