Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Wisdom teeth are the third molars that are farthest back in both jaws. Most of the time, these teeth are below the gum line and push your teeth as they try to come out—people between the ages of 18 and 25 experience this. Generally our dentist uses an X-ray to see if your wisdom teeth could hurt your other teeth. In addition, if they could, you will need wisdom teeth removal in order to protect your oral health.

Do I Need Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

There are a few reasons why a dentist might recommend taking out your wisdom teeth. If you want to have less trouble in the future, you should go to the dentist when you are in your late teens.

 

Why Do I Need Extraction?

There are several reasons:

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Not Enough Room

Most of the time, there isn’t enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to come in properly and work well. This is because they are the last set of teeth to come in.

Impacted Teeth

In general, you can have impacted wisdom teeth which are in a position that isn’t good or could be harmful. When they come in, they can sometimes hit the teeth around them, especially if there isn’t enough room. Wisdom teeth are a common cause of toothaches. You should see a dentist to find out if you need wisdom teeth removal.

Cavities and Gum Disease

Because they are so far back in your gumline, wisdom teeth are hard to reach and clean. This makes it hard to floss and brush. As a result, patients may find that they have begun to get gum disease, cavities, cysts, or tumors. When a wisdom tooth has infection, it can be very painful and even dangerous. To keep your mouth healthy, you need wisdom teeth removal.

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How Is Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure?

Most of the time, taking out your wisdom teeth takes less than an hour. If you are worried about pain during treatment to remove your wisdom teeth, you should know that there is no pain because local anaesthesia will be used. Our skilled dentists do their best to make sure you are comfortable and don’t feel any pain.

If you have more than one wisdom tooth removed, our dental surgeons will consider general anesthesia for you, and you will sleep during the whole oral surgery and not feel anything. The dental specialist might apply a dental surgery to open the tissue in your gum in case your wisdom tooth has not even partially erupted. Sometimes, the dentist has to remove the tooth by cutting it into smaller pieces during the surgery process. Then, stitching your gum tissue may be needed at the final stage. And, if your gum is still bleeding, a kind of special cotton gauze will be used to help stop the bleeding. You should calm down and bite this gauze gently. Also, consider changing the gum any time it is soaked. Contact us if you are constantly bleeding after the surgery.

During Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Schedule a few hours for the process, but the surgery itself may take up to one hour. The length of time depends on the type of numbing agent used, how complicated the surgery is, and why you need wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes, a local anesthetic removes sensation from the area where the dentist is extracting the tooth. This will wear off fairly quickly after the surgery. Other times, you may be recommended to undergo sedation with an IV or mask to sleep through the process. In this case, wisdom teeth removal recovery will take some time.
There will be a cut into your gum and bone to fully extract the tooth or teeth. Afterwards, our dentist will stitch the gap to help your gums heal. The stitches should dissolve a couple of days post-surgery. You will also have to bite down on gauze to apply pressure to the extraction area, allowing your blood to clot.

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How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Surgery Recovery Take?

In general, the wisdom teeth removal recovery can take a few days to a few weeks, varying from patient to patient. Drinking plenty of fluids and resting can help speed up the healing process. If you start to experience fever, pus, or severe pain, it could be a sign of infection. Indeed, it is important to call us immediately to treat any infections that could have happened from the tooth extraction process.

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After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

It is important to take it easy after wisdom teeth removal surgery. You might need someone to take you home, depending on the anesthetic used during your procedure. Because anesthesia affects everyone differently, it is important to give yourself at least a few hours to recover. For the next 2-3 days, you will want to rest and drink plenty of water. It is perfectly normal if you have swollen cheeks. It will subside within a few days. You can apply an ice pack to keep the swelling down. Try not to consume hot beverages or solid food straight after your surgery, as your mouth cannot operate normally. Avoid foods like nuts or chips that can get easily dislodged in your sockets.

You may also be advised to refrain from using a straw or spitting forcefully a few days after surgery and brushing your teeth for at least 24 hours. This can dislodge the blood clot and lead to constant bleeding and even dry socket, a possible painful infection after the wisdom teeth removal procedure. It is important to avoid smoking for at least a few days to allow your teeth to heal.

You can use a warm salt water rinse to keep your mouth free of bacteria throughout the first day. Afterwards, you can floss and brush as normal, just avoiding the areas where your teeth have been extracted as this can also dislodge the blood clot. If you have pain, you can take over-the-counter painkillers to ease discomfort.

Best Wisdom Tooth Removal near Me

Do you need Wisdom Tooth Removal in Summerhill, Toronto? Dental Land is the place to be. Dental Land is happy to provide you with expert service that keeps your smile beautiful, whether you need wisdom tooth removal or other dental services. Call Dental Land to schedule your appointment today!

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