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Wisdom Teeth Removal

When Do You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars located at the back of your mouth. They usually start to come in during late adolescence, between 17 and 25 years of age. It is recommended that wisdom teeth be removed if they fail to erupt into their correct position within the dental arch or cause overcrowding, as this can lead to a variety of complications like infection, pain, or damage to adjacent teeth. 


The best way to determine if wisdom teeth removal is necessary for you is through a dental examination. An X-ray of your wisdom teeth will be taken and reviewed by your dentist who can then advise on the most suitable treatment option for you. 


It is important for wisdom teeth removal to be performed by an experienced dental professional who can perform the operation safely and with minimal discomfort. Depending on how complicated the procedure is likely to be, anesthesia or sedation may be used to reduce anxiety and minimize pain. Sedation dentistry is an important part of wisdom tooth extraction as it helps to reduce anxiety and stress associated with the procedure. Sedation dentistry offers different types of sedation, depending on how comfortable you feel having your wisdom teeth removed. For example, oral sedation involves taking a pill before having the procedure done, while intravenous (IV) sedation requires administering medication directly into a vein. 


Your dentist can provide information about wisdom teeth removal and help you decide if it is the best course of action for your particular situation. By scheduling regular dental check-ups, you can keep an eye on the development of wisdom teeth and plan ahead if needed. Taking care of wisdom teeth early is important to ensure good oral health in the future.


If you are interested in having a dental examination done to see if you need to have your wisdom teeth taken out, contact Canyon County Oral Surgery. Located in Caldwell, ID, Canyon County Oral Surgery’s commitment to excellence is achieved in an environment of compassionate and dedicated service to our patients, our staff, and our referring doctors. Contact us to learn more!

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