Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Wisdom teeth typically begin to develop during adolescent years and many people do not have enough room for their wisdom teeth to fully and properly come in. When there is not enough space for these teeth to come in, they are called impacted teeth.
The most common reasons for removal of impacted wisdom teeth are pain from the teeth trying to erupt, inflammation of the gum tissue, decay, periodontal bone loss, pathology associated with tooth, and orthodontic crowding.
During your initial exam and consultation, a panorex radiograph will be taken to determine the level of impaction and discuss if it is the right time for your wisdom teeth to be removed. Depending on this x-ray, additional imaging (cone beam CT) may be required in order to properly assess a few key anatomical structures (sinus cavity in the upper jaw and the location of the nerve in the lower to jaw).