Wisdom Teeth Removal East York
What are they?
Your wisdom teeth are a set of four adult teeth located in the back corners of your mouth. They grow in usually between the ages of 17 and 24.
For some people, wisdom teeth coming in turns out to be no big deal; they experience no wisdom tooth pain or other problems because their teeth erupt fully and without issue. In other cases, wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to come in normally, if at all.
Are Your Wisdom Teeth Giving You Pain?
If your wisdom teeth are hurting right now, feel free to book a complimentary wisdom teeth examination and removal consultation today (value of $135. *Conditions apply).
After an oral examination and evaluation of the X-rays of your mouth, Dr. Rana, will pursue the most suitable wisdom tooth removal technique for your individual oral situation. Not all wisdom teeth (third molars) need to be removed. Doctor Rana at East York Dental have evaluated and treated thousands of patients with wisdom teeth issues. He will recommend only the most optimal procedure to you. He may refer you to an oral surgeon if required. We recommend early wisdom tooth evaluation and extraction to prevent these common symptoms of wisdom teeth and to maintain great oral health and hygiene.
Wisdom Teeth Examination and Removal
Free Consultation ($135 value)
Why Take Them Out?
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they're spotted on X-rays. Most people have them removed for one of these reasons:
- They’re impacted. Because they're so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful.
- They come in at the wrong angle. They may press against your other teeth.
You'll meet with the Dr Rana to talk about the process. At this appointment, make sure you:
- Talk about any health problems you have.
- List any drugs you take on a regular basis.
- Ask any questions you have about the surgery.
Extraction is performed under local anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. You will be prescribed highly effective pain medications to reduce discomfort once the anesthesia wears off.
Your doctor may have to cut your gums or bone to get the teeth out. If so, he'll stitch the wounds shut so they heal quickly. These stitches usually dissolve after a few days. There may be a bit of swelling around the extraction area, which should subside within 3-4 days.
What to Expect During Healing
The mouth and gums heal incredibly quickly, so if you follow the simple instructions provided by your dentist then you should have no problems.
You will be asked to bite down on sterile gauze for approximately 30 minutes after surgery to ensure the bleeding has stopped. You will probably feel some discomfort and have some swelling for a few days after the procedure, but if you experience significant pain then contact your dentist.
For the first 2 hours after surgery, you should avoid unnecessary talking, eating, and drinking to allow the area time to clot. After this drink plenty of fluids and stick to soft foods for the first 24 hours. You shouldn’t brush your teeth or rinse out your mouth for 12 hours after the procedure, and avoid the area of removal when brushing for a few days. The idea of any dental procedure makes a lot of people nervous, but knowing what to expect can make the experience less worrying. Wisdom tooth removal is now a very common procedure carried out by qualified professionals so there is no need to avoid it.