As a clinic that specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery, we have proven expertise in the examination and treatment of problems related to wisdom teeth.
We offer our patients a professional, comfortable and gentle service. We also follow up with you throughout the process.
You can trust our team to find the most suitable treatment for your problem.
Historically used by our ancestors to chew vegetables and raw meats, wisdom teeth have since lost their usefulness over the course of human evolution. The narrowing of the jaw and the transformation of our eating habits have changed these teeth into vestiges of the past which, in turn, can pose more contemporary problems.
As the third molars located at the back of the dental arch, wisdom teeth are the last teeth to appear in the mouth. They generally emerge around the age of 18, but may also come out later. Their growth can lead to various complications. If they lack space or are misaligned, they will remain completely or partially covered by the gums and jawbone, which can eventually cause several afflictions. In these cases, they will require extraction.
Not all wisdom teeth will require surgery or extraction. In effect, some of them will emerge without problems and will not affect the jaw or the adjacent teeth. However, it is recommended to give them special attention: their positioning at the bottom of the jaw makes cleaning more difficult, encouraging the appearance of cavities and infection. Your dentist can perform an evaluation and direct you to our services as needed.
Wisdom teeth tend to cause complications and require extraction when they are considered to be impacted or semi-impacted, in other words completely or partially under the gums.
When they are semi-impacted, where only part of the tooth manages to pierce the gums, the risk of infection from bacteria and food deposits drastically increases. These complications can potentially lead to:
These problematic cases will most likely require surgery and wisdom teeth extraction.
This procedure is best undergone during adolescence. However, it is most important to take action before problems arise. For this reason, we recommend having your situation evaluated by a surgeon that specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
At the Clinique MFML, the evaluation is carried out by our specialists who, following a proper clinical examination and panoramic radiograph or 3D scan of the jaw, will determine the necessary treatments and if extraction is required. If this is the case, there is no need to worry. Wisdom teeth are extracted as gently as possible with the help of our team’s expertise and our intravenous sedation technique. It has never been so pleasant to have your wisdom teeth extracted. For more information on the procedure and for advice on how to proceed following the operation, please consult our instructions page.
Do not hesitate to contact us and make an appointment to evaluate your situation with our specialists. Wisdom tooth growth can have serious repercussions on your oral health and even your overall health in general. Notify us as soon as possible. For an appointment, call 514 637-1606 (Montréal), or 514 394-7979 (South Shore), or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.