Calgary, Ab dentist offers wisdom tooth removal through surgical and simple extractions
At Lake Chaparral Dental Care, Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma and her associates are available to help Calgary, AB area patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. In some instances, this may require the removal of one or more teeth. The most commonly extracted teeth in the smile is that of the wisdom tooth.
What is a wisdom tooth?
A wisdom tooth, often referred to by dentist as the third molar, is a tooth that is often problematic for patients. The wisdom teeth are located in the very back of the mouth, and do not erupt through the gumline until the late teen years or the early adult years. This is, of course, if they do not become impacted. Impaction occurs when there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt through the gum line, causing them to push against the surrounding teeth underneath the gums. In situations such as this, the dentist will often recommend extraction of the wisdom tooth.
What type of extractions are available?
Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma of Lake Chaparral Dental Care offers two methods of extraction for wisdom teeth, including:
- Simple – a wisdom tooth that has already come through the gum line may require a simple extraction. This is done with local anesthetics to numb the area, and a unique tool designed to grip the tooth and allow the dentist to wedge the tooth from the jaw bone to release it. This is done quickly and easily right in the dental chair.
- Surgical – a surgical extraction is the removal of a tooth that has not come through the gumline, such as an impacted wisdom tooth. This requires proper anesthesia and cutting into the gums to remove the tooth from the jaw bone underneath. It does require longer healing and recovery time, but effectively addresses impacted teeth.
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If you are in need of wisdom tooth removal and live in the area of Calgary, AB, we encourage you to book an appointment with Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma and her team of professionals at Lake Chaparral Dental Care. Her facility is located at 202-10 Chaparral Drive SE and can be reached by phone at (403) 768-2271. Take time today to schedule your visit with our team.Back to Wisdom Teeth Extractions Page