At Carlton Dental, among the many general and emergency dental care services we provide is tooth extraction.
Wisdom teeth, located in the back of your mouth — two in your upper jaw and two in your lower jaw — are more frequently extracted than any other teeth. This is because they can cause problems from the time they break through the gums, or erupt, around age 18 – 21. Insufficient space is often a major concern with wisdom teeth, as is impaction in which the teeth are partially or completely enclosed in the gum or the bone, therefore extracting them is what most dentists suggest, and so do we.
In such instances, we recommend removal of your wisdom teeth at a young age since the roots are not yet fully formed, and the surrounding bone is softer.
As a result, you will experience less pain after surgery, and you will heal faster. In fact, the older you are, the greater the chance of complication because the roots of your wisdom teeth are more fully developed and may have already begun to encroach on surrounding nerves, causing greater pain.