Wisdom teeth can be troublesome – if you’re in Vancouver and you need them removed, Dr. Bowyer can help. These teeth often erupt during your teenage years, or remain impacted and invisible within your gums. Wisdom teeth are difficult to keep clean, and can end up with advanced decay as a result. These teeth can also cause crowding within the jaw and can move other teeth out of alignment, causing severe pain and swelling.
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed in their teens or early 20s, but it’s not uncommon for older adults to undergo this procedure. It’s best to do this earlier in life, before more damage occurs to adjacent teeth.
The extraction of wisdom teeth is performed via oral surgery, so it is necessary to have the patient under general or local anesthesia. Some recovery time is required as well – it may take a few days for the pain and swelling to fully subside.
If you need your wisdom teeth removed, Dr. Bowyer can offer a free consultation to go over your options and answer any questions about the procedure. Call our office at (360) 253-2640 or use the form to schedule your appointment.