Wisdom Teeth Extraction Port Coquitlam

Some people may have too many teeth and too little space in their mouth, mainly because their jawbone is too small to accommodate wisdom teeth. This might result in impacted and trapped teeth, causing pain and disruption of the root for the neighboring teeth. To avoid these complications, the removal of wisdom teeth is the best solution. Visit Poco Dental Group Group today to examine if any of your wisdom teeth needs removal.

At Poco Dental Group, we offer wisdom teeth extraction in Port Coquitlam. Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. For some people, these teeth come in without any problems. But for others, wisdom teeth can become impacted, meaning they grow in at an angle and become stuck under the gum line. When this happens, it can cause pain, inflammation, and a host of other problems. If you’re dealing with impacted wisdom teeth, our team at Poco Dental Group can help. We’ll work with you to determine the best course of action and get your oral health back on track.

What are wisdom teeth?

They are called wisdom teeth because they tend to come in at a time when people are considered to be more mature and wiser than when their other teeth came in. While some people never have any problems with their wisdom teeth and they come in just fine, for many people, wisdom teeth can cause a whole host of problems. They may come in crooked or misaligned, which can crowd existing teeth and cause pain or discomfort. They may also only partially erupt through the gums, which can trap food and bacteria and lead to infection. In some cases, wisdom teeth may need to be extracted even before they cause any problems.

When do wisdom teeth need to be extracted?

There are a few different scenarios in which wisdom teeth need to be extracted. The most common reason is that there isn’t enough room in the mouth for them. This can crowd the other teeth and cause pain or other problems. Other reasons for removal include:

  • The tooth is growing in at an angle
  • The tooth is decayed or damaged
  • The gum around the tooth is infected

Wisdom teeth usually need to be removed in young adulthood, between the ages of 17 and 25. However, this can vary depending on the individual. Some people never have problems with their wisdom teeth and don’t need to have them removed. Others may need to have them removed earlier, such as in their teenage years. If you’re experiencing pain or other problems with your wisdom teeth, it’s best to see our dentist in Port Coquitlam to get their professional opinion on whether or not they should be removed.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

The removal of wisdom teeth is usually performed under sedation.  The sedation options, as well as the surgical risks such as sensory nerve damage, sinus complications, etc., will be discussed with the patient before the procedure is performed. After the removal, the gum is sutured, and to help control the bleeding, a bit down is placed on the gauze in your mouth. The patient is asked to rest under the supervision of the dentists until they are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a syringe if required, and some gauze.

Book an appointment with Poco Dental Group

If you’re looking to get your wisdom teeth extraction in Port Coquitlam, Poco Dental Group is the place to go. We offer a variety of dental services such as tooth extractions, teeth cleaning, and more. To book an appointment with us, simply give us a call or fill out our online form. We’ll be happy to help you with all of your dental needs.