Wisdom teeth usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25. Even before that, you or your child may feel them below the surface, pushing against the gums. In some cases, wisdom teeth come in correctly, and do not cause problems. Often, however, they are impacted, blocked from fully emerging by a tooth or other obstruction, and they need to be removed.

At The Teal Umbrella, we carefully evaluate your or your child’s wisdom teeth for signs that they may need to be removed during our routine exams. We carefully monitor the teeth as they come in, checking for any signs of swelling or impacting.

Usually, wisdom teeth become a problem when the patient’s jaw is not large enough to accommodate them. Impacted teeth can crowd the teeth already in your jaw, pushing them forward and disrupting their alignment. They can also cause more serious health issues, such as decay and the development of cysts.

When Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Usually, the removal of wisdom teeth is done to prevent future problems from occurring. As your (or your child’s) wisdom teeth come in, we carefully monitor them for signs that they may become impacted. If we anticipate future problems, we often recommend removing the teeth as soon as possible.

The reason for this is that, as teeth grow in and become more securely attached to the jaw, the removal becomes more difficult. Furthermore, the sooner the teeth are removed, the quicker the patient can recover.

That being said, if wisdom teeth start to cause problems later in life, we may recommend that they be removed. As with braces, there is no age limit on wisdom teeth removal.

The Teal Umbrella Difference

Because The Teal Umbrella is a fully outfitted dental surgery, we can offer Ottawa patients in-clinic wisdom teeth removal – we don’t have to refer you to a specialist.

Once the procedure is done, you’ll be prescribed painkillers that you will take over the proceeding weeks.

While you heal, we will periodically contact you to check in.

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