Wisdom Tooth Extraction/Jaw Disorder
Do you have persistent pain or tenderness in your jaw? At Conestoga Dental Centre, we treat jaw and joint disorders and provide wisdom tooth extraction in Brampton. Our dentists will diagnose the possible causes of your problem and provide the necessary treatment.
Wisdom teeth are often extracted either before or after they erupt in the mouth. Since they are the last teeth to erupt, often there is not enough room left in your mouth to accommodate them. This can leave the wisdom teeth trapped beneath the gum tissue by other teeth or bone. If the wisdom teeth only emerge partially or crooked, it may also lead to painful infection. Hence, they need to be removed if they are decayed, infected or if there is not enough space in the mouth. Contact us to have your wisdom teeth evaluated to see if they need to be removed.
If you hear a clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The temporomandibular joint acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. It can be treated by physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and night guards. In more serious cases, where severe pain is persistent, surgery may be necessary.
Jaw and joint disorders can be caused by: