Unfortunately, our mouths simply aren’t built to handle your incoming wisdom teeth. Because of this, it is possible for your wisdom teeth to only break partway through your gums or even to place pressure on your other teeth, which can result in severely crooked teeth and tooth decay. For these reasons, it is best to have your wisdom teeth removed before any of these problems can arise.
It is possible for our wisdom teeth to become impacted, meaning they are unable to fully pass through your gums and become functional teeth. This condition comes with many different problems, ranging from bad breath to jaw pain and headaches. With the many potential symptoms that come with this condition, you will definitely want to avoid it.
It is common to feel pain and discomfort after having a tooth removed. This especially applies to having your wisdom teeth extracted. However, there are many steps you can take during the recovery period that can make this process go as smoothly as possible. To sum things up, you should take it easy during your recovery as extensive activity can hurt your healing mouth.
When you have a tooth pulled, there is a chance that you may develop a condition called dry socket. Dry socket occurs when food and bacteria get into the empty space left behind by the pulled tooth. If ignored, dry socket can cause much pain and discomfort, making the recovery period after your wisdom tooth extraction more difficult.
By failing to have your wisdom teeth removed, you are potentially dooming your smile to a plethora of different issues and concerns. Fortunately, Dr. Rudy Wassenaar makes it easy to treat your wisdom teeth, providing both wisdom tooth extraction and dry socket treatment should you need them. If you would like to learn more about how we can treat your wisdom teeth, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Wassenaar at his Williams Lake, BC area practice today.
New Patient Phone: 250-483-2598 | Current Patients: 250-398-8411
249 Barnard Street
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1G1
Monday: 7:30AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM – 4PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM – 4PM
Thursday: 7:30AM – 4PM
Friday: 7:30AM – 12PM