Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Whenever a tooth is damaged or decayed, Dr. Daniel Tam’s first priority is to save it. The dentist can do it with restorative procedures such as bonded fillings, dental crowns, porcelain inlays and onlays, and root canal therapy. However, in cases where a tooth is severely decayed and cannot be saved by our Halifax dentist, it may have to be extracted to maintain your oral health. A wisdom tooth extraction removes the entire tooth from its socket.

Other common reasons to have your dentist in Halifax remove a tooth are 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, and two lower), buy the number can vary.

Wisdom teeth can be problematic if there isn’t enough room in your mouth to accommodate them. As a result, they can grow into adjacent teeth and cause issues such as pain, inflammation, swelling, and infection. A wisdom tooth can also become impacted if it fails to protrude from the gum-line, which can lead to significant oral health problems. Also, due to their location at the back of your mouth, wisdom teeth are harder to properly brush and floss, which increases the risk of decay and gum disease.

It is important to note that wisdom teeth do not always need to be removed just because they have the potential to cause problems. They can be kept in place if your mouth has sufficient space to accommodate them and they aren’t causing any pain or noticeable problems. However, it is important to visit your Halifax dentist for regular checkups to inspect your oral health because this lack of issues is rarely the case.

During your comprehensive examination, Dr. Daniel Tam will use the latest technology to carefully examine your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues for problems. If a tooth has to be removed, we will use anaesthesia to reduce the pain experienced during your procedure. Contact our dental office in Halifax to request an appointment today.
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