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How to Prevent Wisdom Teeth infection?

Wisdom teeth are the final teeth at the very back of our jaw that erupts at the ages of 17 to 21. Unlike the other teeth that develop before or at the birth time, wisdom teeth start growing in our jawbone at the age of 7. We usually have four wisdom teeth in total, at the furthest corners of the upper and lower jaw. Sometimes Wisdom teeth grow like any other tooth without causing any problem, but usually, because of physical limitations, they can not grow and become what we call an impacted wisdom tooth. Mostly, wisdom teeth that are impacted are accompanied by pain and discomfort because there is not enough room for their eruption. In this case, they push their way either through an angle or getting stuck in the gums, so the bacteria and food are trapped in the gaps in the gum and lead to wisdom teeth infections, abscesses, tooth decay, gum disease, damage the other healthy teeth, or cysts. Their extraction can solve all the problems of wisdom teeth. If your wisdom teeth give you discomfort and pain or you doubt whether your wisdom tooth has erupted fully or is impacted, refer to our emergency dental clinic as soon as you can. Early treatment reduces the risk of more significant problems later. By using an X-ray, we confirm if there is a wisdom tooth and if it will cause you problems. If you need more information on our wisdom tooth extraction service in Toronto, call us on +1 (647) 363-7764.

Here are some practical ways to prevent the wisdom teeth and gums from being infected:

– Avoid over-using sugary drinks and foods because they encourage the bacteria to grow and build up that cause decay and possibly infection. Wash your mouth after using any food or drink that contains sugar to prevent tooth issues. – Practice good oral hygiene by regular brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to reduce the bacteria in the mouth. – Drink water a lot because it cleans your mouth.

Wisdom Teeth Treatment

There are some home remedies available, such as holding ice compress, applying the numbing gel, rinsing the mouth with salt water, taking ibuprofen, and so on. But they are short-term and temporary solutions and do not solve the problem permanently. The wisdom teeth can cause lots of problems, which can make chewing and eating food difficult. As a result, extraction is recommended. Contact us and book an appointment with our emergency dentist, Dr. Hughes, to learn the best treatment options in your case.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

It is advised to remove your wisdom teeth when you are in your late teens or early 20s because at this age, the extraction procedure is easier, and the recovery is faster. By advancing age, the roots of the wisdom teeth are solidified in the jawbone, so their removal is more complex, and there is a higher risk of damaging to the inferior alveolar nerve (the major nerve in the jaw). After dental examinations, our experienced dentist may suggest you have the wisdom tooth removed. In this case, Local anesthesia is injected to numb the desired area, so you are comfortable during the wisdom tooth extraction. Sometimes, the wisdom tooth removal requires surgery, if it is impacted or embedded in your jaw bone. During the wisdom teeth surgery, the emergency dentist numbs the affected area, cuts the gum, may shave some bone blocking the tooth and removes the wisdom tooth. The average cost of extracting a single wisdom tooth in our Park Dental Clinic is between $200 and $500.

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