The extraction of wisdom teeth
The wisdom teeth constitute the third molars of the upper and lower jaw. They usually grow between the age of 16 and 24 years old and are very useful to a good chewing. On the other hand, if they are badly aligned, semi-impacted or even completely impacted in the jaw, it is recommended that they be extracted. In fact, when these teeth have partially appeared or are badly positioned, there is then a predisposition to a bacterial infiltration and thus, a possibility of infection. Moreover, a cyst can be formed when they are impacted. In short, it is thus better to extract them before the appearance of serious problems such as puffiness, infection, decays or gum problems.
In the presence of an infection, it is then necessary to take antibiotics which will only cure temporarily the patient if the tooth does not have a place to grow.
Dr. Grenier excels particularly in this kind of intervention because of his great expertise in the field.
The early extraction before the appearance of pain, infection or destruction of the second molar is recommended. Also, when the extraction is carried out at a younger age, healing is quicker. Also, taking X-rays helps to evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and their chance of eruption. In fact, only the wisdom teeth which have all the necessary space can remain in the mouth.
The dental implant is a solution being offered to you in order to replace one or several missing teeth, it is in fact a titanium screw inserted in the jaw on which a crown, a bridge or a complete dental prosthesis will be fixed. A surgical team evaluates your condition to determine if you can receive this type of treatment. It should be noted that a more specific radiological examination will be necessary (CT scan). If there is no contraindication this same team will fix the implant(s). A few months later your dentist will be able to fix the restoration or the prosthesis to it.