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Wisdom Tooth

Extractions

Dentist082 Alero_Licensed

Wisdom Tooth

Removal Specialist

• QUESTION:

What are wisdom teeth?

• ANSWER:

  • Your wisdom teeth are the last of your permanent teeth to come in.

  • On average, they appear between the ages of 17-21.

  • They are also called your third molars since they appear behind your back molars.

  • Sometimes, your wisdom teeth come in normally and may help you chew better.

  • However, in other cases, they can cause additional dental problems.

• QUESTION:

Why would I need to get my wisdom teeth removed?

• ANSWER:

  • Since the rest of your permanent teeth have already been in your mouth for years, there may not be room for your wisdom teeth when they come in.

  • This can lead to some functional problems and painful symptoms.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause:

  • Bacteria entering the gums and causing infection.

  • Crowding or damage to surrounding teeth.

  • Difficulty flossing between them and the neighboring molars.

  • Pain, swelling, and stiffness in your jaw.

  • Trapped food behind your molars where bacteria can grow and accumulate.

  • Note: Every situation is unique, but if your wisdom teeth are causing you pain or threatening your overall oral health, the dentists at Bathurst College Dentistry ® will likely recommend getting them removed.

• QUESTION:

How is wisdom tooth extraction done?

• ANSWER:

  • Prior to the procedure, our dentist will review the whole process with you and answers any questions you might have.

  • During the procedure, we will provide anesthesia, the type and amount depending on the complications of your case and your comfort level.

  • First, the dentist makes an incision in your gum to expose the tooth and surrounding bone.

  • It is important for him to remove any bone inhibiting access to your wisdom teeth.

  • Usually, he divides the tooth into sections and removes it in pieces.

  • The BCD dentist then cleans the site, stitches the incision, and places gauze over the extraction site to stop any bleeding.

  • The procedure can be as short as 30 minutes or up to 90 minutes, depending on the size of your tooth or teeth and how many wisdom teeth we remove.

• QUESTION:

What is recovery from a wisdom teeth removal like?

• ANSWER:

  • Your recovery period lasts from at least 2-3 days up to a week, in which you can experience swelling and discomfort.

  • Use ice to bring down the swelling.

  • Your BCD dentist will prescribe pain medications to ease you through recovery, as required.

  • Make sure you get lots of rest and only eat soft foods like ice cream or yogurt.

  • Additionally, you cannot brush your teeth, rinse your mouth, or use mouthwash for the first 24 hours after the procedure.

  • If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your wisdom teeth, such as swelling that worsens after a few days, call 416 925–0154 immediately for solutions to alleviate and treat the discomfort.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above please contact us immediately at 416 925–0154

Email – info@bcddental.com | You can also visit our team of highly trained dentists, specialists, and hygienists at Bathurst College Dentistry ® – 474 College Street, Suite 103 Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A4

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