There’s a debate on whether or not we actually need to keep our wisdom teeth, but our doctors at Riverwalk Dental suggest removal with good reason. Wisdom teeth are the third molars located in the back of the mouth and typically there isn’t enough room for them to grow. When wisdom teeth erupt, they tend to push against the surrounding teeth causing pain. When they are impacted (under the gum) they can lead to infection.
Extracting wisdom teeth is best because they usually do more harm than good. They’re useful for chomping on food faster but otherwise, serve no actual purpose. Once wisdom teeth are extracted, recovery takes about seven days. During this time you will need to follow post-op instructions to ensure that the stitches don’t come undone.
If you have questions or concerns regarding wisdom teeth extraction, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.riverwalkdental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Riverwalk Dental located at Canada, Alberta, T1B 4Y2, Medicine Hat, 101-7 Strachan Bay, SE, 403-456-4994.