Wisdom Tooth Extractions Near You
The removal of wisdom teeth or the third molars is one of the most common practices carried out by dentists in North America, and our clinic is no different. Our team is highly specialized in wisdom teeth removal, ensuring a safe and efficient procedure. Wisdom teeth erupt at the back of your mouth and are normally the last teeth that you will see come through. They usually do not appear until your late teens or early twenties. Oftentimes adequate space is unavailable to fully accommodate your wisdom teeth and allow them to erupt properly.
Why do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?
Wisdom teeth that have not emerged completely due to lack of room can cause dental problems. When food or bacteria becomes trapped in the area, a buildup of plaque can cause various problems such as tooth decay or gum disease in the wisdom teeth or even in the adjacent teeth. It is of course possible to treat these problems with antibiotics or even just an antiseptic mouthwash. If the offending issues persist, this usually necessitates their removal. This is why our dentists will always recommend wisdom teeth extraction when it is necessary and ensure that it is carried out in a safe environment while minimizing the risk of complications.
How are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
We would start by giving you a local anesthetic to ensure you will not feel any pain. You may feel some pressure as we widen the tooth socket to allow our team to remove the tooth, but the discomfort should be very mild. The procedure time will vary because we may decide that the best approach is to reflect your gums in the area to facilitate its removal. However, do not worry. Your dentist will go through the procedure with you in full detail before starting and answer any concerns you may have. It is very important that you follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions to minimize any post-operative complications. After the procedure, it is possible to experience some swelling in the area, but on average this will disappear after the first three days. If at any time you feel uncomfortable or worried, we are always available to answer any questions or address any concerns.
If you are feeling any acute and severe pain or discomfort around your wisdom teeth area, then please contact us today and book a consultation with our team. We will be able to check your teeth for you by performing an X-ray to determine exactly what is going on and if your wisdom teeth need to be removed.