Some third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, can't be properly maintained due to their misaligned eruption pattern. The result of their improper positioning makes it difﬁcult to clean and maintain the area around them.
As dental plaque is allowed to buildup, overall risk for periodontal disease, recurring infections and tooth decay increase for the wisdom tooth and its neighbouring tooth by creating a trap for dental plaque to accumulate between them.
To avoid such problems, the professional dental staff at Voyageur Dental in Orleans may decide to remove the teeth. So, once the decision to remove the wisdom teeth is made, and the site is thoroughly numbed, the dentist will need to expose and remove the tissues that overly the impacted tooth.
By sectioning the tooth into smaller parts, it improves the surgeon’s ability to remove the entire tooth through a smaller opening, minimizing the amount of bone that needs to be removed to take out the tooth and thereby helping to reduce recovery time.