2990 Westsyde Rd
Kamloops, BC V2B 7E9
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Kamloops
One of the dental services we offer at Westsyde Dental Center is wisdom teeth removal in Kamloops. We ensure your comfort when administering it to you. Wisdom teeth develop at the back of your mouth and don't emerge until adolescence or early adulthood. This late appearance means that they often grow into a crowded mouth, later emerging at odd angles or failing to appear fully. Often, this causes immense discomfort, necessitating wisdom teeth removal.
Failing to remove your wisdom teeth when they grow abnormally can cause cellulitis, abscesses, dental decay and gums disease. Please contact us for an appointment if you require wisdom teeth removal in Kamloops. Check out our FAQs section for more information.
When Should I Remove My Wisdom Teeth?
Generally, wisdom teeth appear between the ages of 17-25, and they're spotted on x-rays. If they align properly and appear in a functional position that is easy to clean, you don't have to remove them. However, they require removal if:
The wisdom teeth are impacted and do not have the space for emerging and developing normally.
The wisdom teeth grow crooked and take up too much space.
The wisdom teeth become trapped inside your gums or jaw.
The appearance of wisdom teeth causes immense pain.
The growth of the wisdom teeth causes cysts.
The emergence of the wisdom teeth causes inflamed gums.
The wisdom teeth are impossible to clean, leading to cavities.
If you're unsure whether you require wisdom teeth removal in Kamloops, please schedule an appointment with us.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
In the section above, we've mentioned the various issues associated with the growth of wisdom teeth that necessitate removal. While in some people, the appearance of wisdom teeth might not create any problems, such instances are rare. Typically, the appearance of wisdom teeth is associated with much pain and discomfort, which only a removal can remedy. Apart from this, improperly growing wisdom teeth can cause numerous issues. When there is a partially erupted wisdom tooth, there is an opening around it, which provides conditions conducive to bacteria growth and eventual infections. There is a high chance of cysts developing near wisdom teeth, which can cause significant damage to the other teeth and the jawbone. Lastly, crooked wisdom teeth can cause moving and shifting, which has associated impacts such as later problems in chewing and speaking.
Early wisdom teeth removal will prevent these complications from occurring in the first place. If you'd like to know more, please reach out to our team. If you’re wondering about financing, we invite you to view our financing section.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Wisdom teeth removal involves the following steps:
Before the procedure: We will apply a local or general anesthetic.
During the procedure: We will carefully extract the teeth and keep an eye on the surgery site to ensure you don't develop dry socket - which is when a blood clot doesn't set before the wound heals.
After the procedure: We will advise you on the appropriate after-care to encourage healthy healing. The use of ice packs and pain medication might alleviate your discomfort. Generally, patients can resume regular activity a few days after the procedure.