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Barrie, ON L4N 8G5

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Mapleview Family Dentistry

The dental office for the entire family!

Dental Care Blog

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are not just the bane of teenagers. Though most third molars or “”wisdom teeth” make their appearance in the mouths of teenagers, they are often unpredictable and can seem dormant and then begin to erupt later in life. With most clients their wisdom teeth are monitored on a regular basis during routine dental hygiene visits. Often checking visually is all that is required, but at a certain point in age or eruption of teeth a panoramic radiograph or x-ray to check on the movement and growth of these teeth becomes necessary.*

At this point a thorough consultation with the dentist may be needed to decide on a course of treatment that will include everything from if extraction is necessary to pain management post extraction. There are a number of options to consider including whether or not it can be done with local anesthetic or while “asleep”, the time it will take to do the procedure, to the amount of time necessary for recovery.

While the mere mention of having a tooth removed may make most people uncomfortable, a good plan made in conjunction with your “wise” and trusted dental team will make it easier to make the best decision for your situation. 

 

*Heathwise.org, Wisdom teeth extraction, surgery overview, Nov. 17, 2010


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