Wisdom Teeth are the final set of molars that many individuals get in their late teens or early twenties. If these teeth are healthy and appropriately aligned, they will become part of a healthy mouth. However, it can be common for wisdom teeth to be crooked or impacted. In these situations, Vancouver wisdom teeth removal becomes your best option.
At Mount Vista Family Dental, we offer wisdom teeth extraction at our beautiful Vancouver, Wa location.
If you are looking for a “dentist near me” in the Vancouver area, we are the dental professionals in Vancouver, Washington that will ensure you get the best treatment in a state-of-the-art, comfortable dental clinic.
Dr. Joshua Hiller has very diverse experience in various aspects of dentistry, and handles several Vancouver wisdom teeth removal cases every year. He also makes sure that the you have complete information about the procedure including when and why it’s required, and what’s involved, and more.
Why Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Some people have room in their mouths for wisdom teeth, but that’s not true for everyone. Some have to get their wisdom teeth extracted when they are in their early twenties. Many people find that their wisdom teeth don’t erupt as they should because of insufficient space. In some cases, some portion of the tooth remains covered with gum tissue. Over time, food particles can become lodged in there, and bacteria begins to breed in there.
This could result in a low-grade infection (pericoronitis), and mild irritation and swelling, and typically occurs with the lower set of wisdom teeth. Most people find this pain unbearable which is why they opt for Vancouver wisdom teeth removal. Other reasons why wisdom teeth might need to be extracted include:
The teeth may not emerge at all. They remain under the gum line and other teeth, or the jaw bone may be obstructing their path. These are referred to as “impacted”. While some people don’t feel anything, others suffer from excruciating wisdom tooth pain when they have impacted teeth. Some people become aware they have wisdom teeth under their gums only when their dentist sees their teeth in x-rays.
The Importance of Regular Dental Visits to Mount Vista Family Dental
Since wisdom teeth can pose problems in many people, regular dental visits are very important, especially for people in their teens and early twenties. This is when decay is most likely to surface. When you visit your Vancouver dentist regularly, it allows Dr. Hiller to follow the growth of your wisdom teeth carefully. X-rays can show whether the teeth are progressing well, or are becoming impacted which might require removal.
It is important to understand that not every wisdom tooth needs to be removed. If Dr. Joshua Hiller notices any problems like crowding, decay, or infection, he may recommend wisdom tooth removal. This is because the issues we just mentioned can give rise to further complications, such as permanent nerve damage to teeth and gums, or even the development of cysts.
If you want any more information about our Vancouver wisdom teeth removal, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Mount Vista Family Dental in Salmon Creek.