Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Whenever a tooth is decayed or damaged, Dr. Daniel Tam’s first priority is to always save it. This can be done using restorative procedures such as bonded fillings, dental crowns, porcelain inlays/onlays, and root canal therapy. However, in cases where a tooth is severely decayed and can’t be saved, it may have to extracted to maintain the well-being of your mouth. A tooth extraction removes the entire tooth from its socket.

Other common reasons to remove a tooth are, for example, if it's preventing other teeth from erupting and we need to create additional space for other teeth or if it's an impacted wisdom tooth.

Wisdom teeth can be found at the back of your mouth and often make an appearance during your late teen years. Depending on your case, you may have four wisdom teeth (two upper, two lower). In some cases the number varies.

Wisdom teeth are problematic when there isn’t enough room in your mouth to accommodate them. As a result, they can grow into adjacent teeth and cause pain, inflammation, swelling, and infection. A wisdom tooth can also become impacted if it remains underneath the gum-line, which leads to further oral health problems. Also, due to their location at the very back of your mouth, wisdom teeth are harder to properly brush and floss, making decay and gum disease more likely.

We would like to point out that just because wisdom teeth often cause problems, they don’t always have to be removed. If your mouth has sufficient space to accommodate them and they aren’t causing any pain or other noticeable problems, they can be left in place. However, this is rarely the case, so it’s important to see your dentist for regular checkups every six months to check that your teeth and gums are healthy.

During your comprehensive examination, Dr. Daniel Tam will use the latest technology, such as digital X-rays, to carefully examine your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues for problems. If a tooth has to be removed, we will use anesthesia so that your procedure will be comfortable and pain-free. Contact our practice in Halifax to schedule an appointment today.

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