When wisdom teeth grow in, they can cause a variety of problems for your other teeth, and your oral health in general. Here, our North York dentists describe four signs that you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed.
More extensive options may be recommended by our North York dentists if your teeth are decayed or damaged. Extractions and Root Canals may be necessary to maintain your oral health.
Our dentists offer tooth removals, also known as extractions, including wisdom teeth removal.
We may recommend a tooth extraction if a tooth infection is damaging the surrounding bone or is causing you pain or discomfort.
Our dentists will examine your teeth to determine whether or not a removal is necessary.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth extractions may be necessary if a wisdom tooth is impacted or is infected.
Wisdom teeth are often removed if they are causing pain or discomfort in your jaw, gums and/or teeth in the surrounding area.
Impacted wisdom teeth are unable to fully erupt. This inability to fully break through the gums can lead to bacteria and food getting trapped which causes decay, infection and pain.
We offer endodontic services, such as root canal therapy, to our dental patients in North York.
You may need a root canal if your tooth becomes infected on the inside.
This type of infection likely won't clear up without antibiotics, and we may recommend root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy removes the infection and prevents spreading to nearby tissues, such as your gums.
During Root Canal Therapy the infected tooth pulp will be removed from your tooth. The canals are cleaned, and then filled with a durable material to prevent the tooth from getting re-infected.
Teeth that have been root canal treated sometimes require a crown to strengthen the tooth. Ask one of our dentists if root canal therapy is part of your treatment plan.
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