Wisdom Teeth

Some people have wisdom teeth that come in without difficulty, some have wisdom teeth that never erupt the surface, and then other have wisdom teeth that cause them discomfort, crowding or even pain! Chinook Mall Family Dental clinic is seasoned in the oral needs of all our patients including those that require attention to their wisdom teeth.

Visible and partially visible wisdom teeth are susceptible to bacteria that can cause wisdom tooth infection. Cysts and tumors can grow on a trapped wisdom tooth, causing irritation and some pain as well as diseases of the gums.

Another problem we often see at Chinook Mall Family Dental clinic occurs when the second molar, the last tooth before the wisdom tooth, is damaged as the wisdom tooth grows in without enough room.

The younger the patient, the easier the healing will be, which is another reason not to wait before removing impacted wisdom teeth. At Chinook Mall Family Dental clinic this oral surgery is often performed in the office under anesthesia, providing patients with maximum comfort while keeping the procedure efficient and cost-effective. Local anesthetic (such as novocaine) is always used, but you may opt for additional comfort with IV sedation (twilight sleep).

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