Wisdom teeth usually emerge between ages 18 and 21. Some people may have all four wisdom teeth appear, while others may only have one or two or none at all. A person’s genetics and ethnicity play a role in whether or not they have wisdom teeth.
Common Reasons Wisdom Teeth Are Removed
Wisdom teeth are removed by a dentist if they are infected, cause damage to other teeth, or show signs of decay. Impacted wisdom teeth also need to be removed to avoid severe oral infection. If your mouth is overcrowded, your dentist may recommend removing a back tooth to make more space in your mouth.
If you have any of the following symptoms, we encourage you to contact our dental office for an appointment:
- Swollen, bleeding gums
- Discharge of pus or bleeding
- Bad breath that doesn’t go away with mouthwash or brushing
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Inability to chew with molars
- Severe pain
The above symptoms point to an infection or wisdom tooth impaction requiring prompt dental care.
Do You Need a Tooth Extraction in Barrie?
Dr. Joo is a skilled and gentle dentist who performs tooth extraction treatment. We invite you to contact our Barrie dental office today to learn more about our services, including wisdom teeth extraction.