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Wisdom Teeth

Preventive Care

Wisdom teeth is a third group of molars that is unfortunately not very wise! When there is enough room on the jaw, wisdom teeth normally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. However, for many people, there is not enough space for the wisdom teeth to erupt properly remain impacted or semi-impacted, meaning they remain under the gum or partially erupt. In these cases, we recommend the extraction of the wisdom teeth to prevent potential problems.

Groupe dental API’s dentists use the latest dentistry techniques to extract wisdom teeth. Our team knows how to put your mind at ease, as we know this procedure can stir up fear.

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Why Extract Wisdom Teeth?

First, because they are located in the back of the jaw, wisdom teeth are harder to clean using conventional means. They are thus more vulnerable to cavities and gum diseases.

Semi-impacted teeth are a gateway for bacteria to the jawbone and thus increase the risk of infection. Wisdom teeth can also favour the formation of a cyst or a tumour.

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure

We recommend you have wisdom teeth removed towards the end of adolescence. At that time, they are easier to extract, as the root has not completely formed. The procedure is carried out under local anesthesia.

  • Your dentist will make a small incision in the gum to free the tooth that will be extracted.
  • If the tooth is abnormally positioned, your dentist may have to cut it in many pieces.
  • When the tooth is extracted, the wound in the gum is sutured.

The length of the procedure depends on the number of wisdom teeth that need to be extracted as well as their position.

In this section, you will find all the wisdom teeth-related advice sheets
that our team prepared.

Nonetheless, do not forget that only a dentist, a specialist in your oral health,
is able to make an accurate diagnosis, so book an appointment!

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