Wisdom Teeth Removal


Wisdom teeth are third molars that live far back in your gumline on both jaws. These teeth generally lie below the gum line and push your teeth as they try to erupt from the gum line. This happens to people between the ages of 18-25. Our dentist uses an X-ray to determine if your wisdom teeth might impact your teeth, not to let them negatively affect your oral health by wisdom teeth removal.

Do I Need Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

There are a few reasons why your dentist suggests wisdom teeth removal. It is best to visit a dentist in your late teens if you want fewer complications later.

Why Do I Need Extraction?

There are several reasons:

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Not Enough Room

Insufficient space in the mouth does not allow the wisdom teeth to erupt properly and become fully functional in most cases, especially because they are the last set of teeth to erupt.

Impacted Teeth

Wisdom teeth can become stuck (impacted) in an undesirable or potentially harmful position. They can often impact the teeth around them when they come in, especially when there is insufficient room. Wisdom teeth are a common toothache symptom, which you should have looked at by a dentist to determine if it is necessary to remove them.

Cavities and Gum Disease

Wisdom teeth are at a difficult spot to reach and clean because they lie far back in your gumline. This makes flossing and brushing difficult. Patients may find they have started to develop gum disease and cavities, and possibly cysts or tumors. An infected wisdom tooth can cause considerable pain and danger, so you need to remove wisdom teeth to allow for proper oral hygiene.

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How Is Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure?

Usually, the wisdom teeth removal procedure lasts less than an hour. If you are afraid of pain in wisdom teeth surgery, it should be noted that there is no wisdom tooth removal pain because local anesthesia will be used. Our experienced dentists do their best to provide the most comfort with no 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?


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. It is important to call us immediately to treat any infections that could have happened from the tooth extraction process.

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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