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Wisdom Teeth Removal 

 

Wisdom teeth are four permanent teeth located at the back (top and bottom) of your mouth. Wisdom teeth could cause complications if they become too crowded and have no more room to grow, resulting in infections, pain and other dental problems. Due to complications of such, you are mostly likely going to need to have your wisdom teeth/tooth pulled out by a dentist. 

 

Why Remove Your Wisdom Teeth? 

 

Wisdom teeth are removed to fix an oral problem or to prevent any complications that may arise in the future. Problems such as tight jaw space, infections, cysts, damage to other teeth, positioned awkwardly and many more. 

 

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process

 

The wisdom teeth/tooth extraction is carried out in our Willow West Dental Office in Guelph, Ontario. 

 

First our dentist will start off with a local anaesthesia to numb or freeze the area. With this patients may feel some pressure during the procedure but absolutely no pain. 

 

Next an incision is made in the gum to expose the tooth. 

 

The dentist makes access to the tooth root by removing the blocking bone.

If the tooth is stuck the dentist may divide it into pieces to be able to move it out easily. 

 

Once the tooth is removed, the site area is cleaned and disinfected properly removing any debris. 

 

The area may be stitched or not depending on the situation. The dentist will place gauze over the area to control any bleeding. 

 

Once the wisdom teeth/tooth extraction is completed, you will have some time to recover before you leave. Here are a couple of things to consider after the procedure:

 

  • You may experience some bleeding the first day. Avoid spitting excessively so that you don’t dislodge the blood clot from the socket

  • To manage any pain you can take any over the counter pain killer pills (Tylenol or anything of sort). (Consult your dentist)

  • You may experience bruising and swelling which will go away on their own - Use an ice pack to aid in the healing

  • Drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol and caffeinated, carbonated or hot drinks for 24 hours.

  • Eat soft foods

  • Do not use Tabaco 

  • Avoid brushing your teeth for 24 hours. Rinse your mouth only