The best way to stay on top of your dental hygiene is to maintain regular habits at home that include brushing (at least once a day, but preferably twice), flossing and rinsing. Visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and check ups are also important; not only will your Ottawa dental professional be able to clean the spaces between your teeth and gums which may be difficult to do, they will also be able to identify potential issues you may be having.
Wisdom teeth are something that most people will get in their lifetime, however not everyone has the room in their mouth for them which would require them to be removed as they come in. Here are signs to be aware of that it may be time to get your wisdom teeth extracted:
“– Pain in the back of your mouth, swelling and jaw stiffness—if your wisdom teeth are not properly aligned, they may rub against your other teeth, causing intense pain, swelling and jaw stiffness.
– Tooth decay—when your wisdom teeth break through your gum line, your tooth may be more prone to tooth decay because of the bacteria entering into your gums.
– Red and swollen gums—wisdom teeth may be awkwardly positioned, making them harder to brush and floss. As a result, you may develop red and swollen gums due to bacterial growth.” (source: 123dentist.com)
Here at Palladium Dental your Kanata area dental professional, we can help to ensure that your wisdom tooth extraction is as comfortable as possible. Learn more about our wisdom teeth extraction procedure and schedule an appointment today!