20 FOCUS - JUNE 2018 462 Paxton Street, Port Perry Located across from the hospital in the Medical Associates building 905-985-8459 Call today to book an appointment. www.dentistportperry.com EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE To wisdom or not, that is the question. PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE * Wisdom teeth appear at age 15 to 25. * Sometimes there is no space and the wisdom teeth often grow in crooked. * If not removed they can become impacted and can lead to gum disease. * If they become trapped underneath the gums, infection and cysts can form. * Best time to remove wisdom teeth is between the ages of 16 and 22. * Wisdom teeth procedures are done at the office under sedation. * it only takes a few days to recover. Why remove wisdom teeth if there is no pain? Erosion Cavity When the wisdom tooth hits the neighbouring molar, it can cause infection. Cysts Cysts can destroy the bone and damage other teeth. Cyst formation is uncommon. Crowding Crowding occurs when the wisdom tooth pushes hard against other teeth, causing crowding. Infection. When an impacted wisdom tooth pushes through the gum, an infection can form around the top of the tooth. IT IS VERY WISE TO HAVE YOUR WISDOM TEETH CHECKED BY OUR PROFESSIONAL DENTISTS AT PORT PERRY DENTAL ASSOCIATES.