Wisdom Teeth Removal
Our Scarborough dentists perform wisdom teeth removal for patients whose wisdom teeth are impacted, infected, or causing crowding or pain.
How will I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?
If our dentists are concerned about your wisdom teeth, we will use an x-ray to examine them. Depending on your age and the position of the teeth and whether or not your mouth has space for the wisdom teeth, we may recommend waiting to observe how your wisdom teeth progress or proceeding with the wisdom teeth removal.
What are some other reasons that my wisdom teeth may need to be removed?
Your wisdom teeth may be impacted, misaligned and poking or rubbing on your cheeks or tongue, causing irritation.
If there is not enough room for them in your mouth, the wisdom teeth can cause crowding and shifting among the rest of your teeth. They can also be very difficult to keep clean because they are so far back in your mouth and may develop decay.
What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
An impacted wisdom tooth is growing into your mouth sideways instead of straight. If an impacted wisdom tooth is not removed, it can cause damage to the teeth next to it and pain.