Saddleback Dental Centre’s Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth don’t always cause problems as they erupt during the teenage years and early 20s. For some patients, wisdom teeth cause extreme pain and overcrowding, which leads to the need for wisdom tooth extraction services. Saddleback Dental Centre provides wisdom tooth extraction services to our Edmonton, AB patients. Our compassionate, experienced team will evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth to determine if you need an extraction. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars located in the very back of your mouth. Some patients may never get wisdom teeth, while others have teeth that partially erupt and stop. We regularly evaluate patients’ x-rays to assess the eruption pattern of wisdom teeth.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth don’t always need to be removed. The most common reason for extracting wisdom teeth is they begin to cause damage to surrounding structures. Wisdom teeth often cause discomfort and overcrowding in your mouth. We recommend removing wisdom teeth before the minor issues become significant oral problems.
Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
The first signs of wisdom teeth include swollen gums and tiny white specks behind your second molars. You may not notice wisdom tooth problems until later. The most common signs you may need wisdom teeth removed includes:
- Swelling and irritation around your gums
- Pain in your mouth, jaw, or gums
- Repeated infections
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery
After your wisdom tooth extraction, taking a few steps is essential to help eliminate pain. The best tips for wisdom tooth extraction recovery include:
- Get an adequate amount of rest with limited activity.
- Don’t exercise or perform any strenuous activities for a few days.
- Eat soft foods that don’t irritate your gums.
- Use an ice pack to help reduce swelling.
- Don’t touch the wound area or rinse your mouth.
- Avoid tobacco products.
- Don’t drink out of a straw.
What To Expect During Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The most important part of removing your wisdom teeth is being as comfortable as possible. We perform your wisdom teeth extraction under local anesthesia and release you after the procedure. The wisdom tooth extraction includes making a small incision to extract the tooth, gently loosening the tooth, and removing it as carefully as possible.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare
The impacted area of extraction is vulnerable. Taking care of the blood clot that forms over the site is critical. If a blood clot never forms or is knocked loose, you may experience severely painful dry sockets. You can help prevent dry sockets by avoiding the extraction site and maintaining positive oral hygiene.
What Does Wisdom Tooth Removal Cost?
The fee for wisdom teeth removal varies depending on the difficulty of removing the teeth and the type of anesthesia. Insurance companies have different policies regarding the extent of wisdom tooth removal coverage. We will discuss with you costs and insurance coverage during your consultation.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction FAQs
We are always here to answer your questions about wisdom tooth extractions.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Typical wisdom tooth extractions take about three days for recovery. Some patients may take longer.
When Can I Keep My Wisdom Teeth?
Some patients never have any issues with their wisdom teeth. If you have enough room to painlessly let your wisdom teeth erupt, they do not need to be extracted.
How Long Will the Procedure Take?
The length of a wisdom tooth extraction depends on the difficulty of the teeth and the type of anesthesia. Most extractions take about 10 to 20 minutes to remove all four wisdom teeth.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth More Difficult to Remove?
Wisdom teeth are challenging to extract because of their location in the back of your mouth. They are often trapped and must be broken into pieces for extraction.
Why Choose Saddleback Dental Centre?
Saddleback Dental Centre offers comprehensive family dentistry services to patients in Edmonton. We’ll examine your mouth to determine if wisdom tooth extractions are in your best interest. We are proud to offer many types of general and family dentistry procedures, including:
Contact Saddleback Dental Centre Today!
Our dental team offers the most up-to-date dental techniques in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for our Edmonton area patients. All our procedures are performed by some of the most knowledgeable and experienced dentists in the field. Visit our North Edmonton and South Edmonton family dentistry office today. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!