Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are our third molars, farthest back in the mouth, and usually start to erupt between the ages of 18-24. The most common reason to remove them is simply lack of space in the mouth. If the wisdom tooth is impacted', being half erupted with a large flap of gum skin covering the tooth, bacteria can get trapped and cause great discomfort.

At Dawson Creek Dental Centre, we remove many wisdom teeth, but in the case of complicated extractions you will be referred to a specialist. We have oral surgeons from Vancouver who visit Dawson Creek regularly. The oral surgeons will provide I.V. sedation for the removal of wisdom teeth.

Not all wisdom teeth have to be removed. Many times they come in normally, with enough room and erupting in the proper direction. But trouble is common enough that we recommend a special X-ray, called a panoramic X-ray, should be taken at approximately 17 years old. This will show if emerging wisdom teeth should be monitored or removed. In addition, some people never develop wisdom teeth at all.

Not all crowding of teeth is caused by wisdom teeth. Much of the mouth's crowding can occur after wisdom teeth have been removed. So simply extracting the wisdom teeth does not guarantee that crowding won’t occur or that it can be reversed.


PREVENTATIVE

Examinations

Routine Dental Cleaning

Preventative Sealants

X-Rays

Fluoride

Desensitizing

Sporting Guards/Grinding Guards

RESTORATION

White / Amalgam Fillings

Dental Crowns

Root Canal Therapy

Dental Bridges

Implants

Cosmetic Veneers

Inlay/Onlay

Minor Orthodontic Treatment

Dentist Supervised Teeth Whitening

Dentures

Wisdom Teeth / Extractions

** Oral and Nitrous Oxide Sedation

 

 

 

 


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Dawson Creek Dental Centre
1024-103 Ave
Dawson Creek, BC
Phone: 250-782-4440