Wisdom teeth are recommended for removal when there is not enough space in your mouth for them to grow. This lack of space could be due to the size of the jaw or the wisdom teeth. It is not uncommon for wisdom teeth to grow in at odd angles, or to place pressure on your rear molars which could cause damage, cavities, and periodontal problems. If a wisdom tooth is impacted and not removed, then it can cause an infection, cyst, or damage and loss of the rear molar it is impacting.
A consultation with Dr. Morgan Nikou, located on the Hamilton mountain, is necessary before your wisdom teeth are removed. It is important to examine your mouth, jaw and teeth carefully to ensure there are no underlying dental or medical complications, such as an infection or abscess, and also to identify the location of your anatomical structures, such as underlying nerve and bone and veins.
After the examination and evaluation, Dr. Morgan Nikou will begin the treatment by making an incision in the gum and removing the bone that may be impacting the wisdom tooth, along with any soft tissues connected to the tooth, such as a developmental cyst, and extract the wisdom tooth in one or multiple pieces. Next, the surgical site is closed by placing a few dissolvable stitches on it, and the patient can go home with after care instructions and medications. It is recommended to take a few days off work or study to heal from the procedure afterwards.