Wisdom Teeth Removal Calgary — Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Why Do I Need To Get My Wisdom Teeth Taken Out?
Most patients’ mouths don’t have room for wisdom teeth. Eventually, wisdom teeth will grow in, and they will demand space that your mouth doesn’t have. As they do this, they can begin to cause issues in your mouth that include:
- Crowding of your other teeth: Not leaving space for the rest of your teeth to comfortably fit.
- Pushing your existing teeth out of place: This can lead to headaches, make it more difficult to chew your food, and make your teeth more crooked.
- Cavities: Growing in hard to clean areas allows the bacteria to create cavities on neighboring molars or the wisdom teeth themselves.
- Misaligning your bite: Wisdom teeth can shift your current teeth out of position. When this happens, many of our patients start to experience issues with their bite.
- Impaction: This happens when your wisdom teeth can’t come above the gum line. It can be very painful and cause infections.
If you are like most patients, your wisdom teeth will need to be extracted for the rest of your teeth to fit comfortably inside of your mouth.
Why Consider Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Erupting in the teenage years or early 20s, wisdom teeth are the third and last molars that grow in.
Over the years, the human jaw has become compact and doesn’t usually fit these teeth comfortably. Hence, they tend to squeeze in unfavorable positions or fail to fully erupt, becoming impacted.Impaction may lead to:
- Tooth decay.
- Loss of bone around the surrounding teeth.
To avoid these problems, removing your wisdom teeth could be the wisest choice! Schedule a consultation with East Village Dental today to assess your wisdom teeth.
Gum Disease and Cavities
Partial eruption of wisdom teeth tends to cause gum infections. Hence, all the pain and emergency dental visits!
While you may get relief from the inflammation and pain with antibiotics and over-the-counter medications, the only long-term solution is the extraction of wisdom teeth.
We remove wisdom teeth because keeping them in poses a risk for:
- Gum disease.
- Bone loss
Damage To Neighboring Teeth
Wisdom teeth may grow sideways and cause cavities on the tooth itself or damage to the surrounding teeth.
The second molar, in particular, may get affected, which can disturb the overall function of your teeth and mouth.
Hindered Jaw Movement or Compromised Chewing Function
Often, the development of wisdom teeth may shift the surrounding teeth, affecting the overall bite function of the jaw.
Food can also get caught under the gum tissues and cause swelling or pain, making it difficult for you to chew food properly.
Wisdom teeth extraction will help you:
- Enjoy pain-free molars.
- Chew more comfortably.
- Digest food easier because you’re able to chew correctly.
What Should I Expect When Having My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
This is one of the most common procedures that East Village Dental performs. The process is straightforward. For the procedure:
- You’ll come into our office.
- We’ll numb your mouth so you’ll be comfortable.
- We’ll remove the wisdom teeth quickly and efficiently.
- In just a little more than an hour, we will send you home.
What if My Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted?
A wisdom tooth is described as impacted if it is growing in crooked or pushing against other teeth in such a way that it is prevented from erupting out of the gums.
When this happens, oral surgery is required to remove the wisdom teeth before they have the chance to move your other teeth out of position or cause an infection in your gums. We at East Village Dental are trained in wisdom teeth removal, so you don’t need a referral to an outside specialist to get them removed.
The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process
If you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, we will schedule your appointment and give you instructions on how to prepare for the procedure.
- Sedation: After a medical clearance—On the day of the procedure, you will come in, and we will sedate you so that you are comfortable and won’t feel a thing.
- Removal: Next, we will remove your wisdom teeth using special tools. Often we may split the tooth into more manageable pieces and then remove each piece individually.
- Aftercare: After we remove your wisdom teeth, we will give you aftercare instructions to follow so that your mouth heals comfortably and with minimal pain.
Aftercare involves avoiding straws, eating soft food, no smoking, taking medications as prescribed, and avoiding exercise or vigorous activity so that dry socket doesn’t occur. We’ll be sure to provide you with specifics and any changes to these routines based on your personal health history. We also call you the day after the procedure to follow up and ensure your successful healing.
Common Questions About Wisdom Teeth Removal
How Much Does Wisdom Tooth Removal Cost?
Many dental insurances will cover the cost of wisdom teeth removal. Our office will run your insurance and determine if there is any other payment involved with the procedure. If there are any out-of-pocket costs, we offer payment plans and other similar options.
How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Extractions Take?
Wisdom teeth extractions are a quick procedure and can be finished in an hour or less. The exact amount of time will depend on your mouth and whether your wisdom teeth are impacted. Regardless of your situation, you can expect the extraction to be fast and relatively straightforward. You’ll be in and out of our office quickly.
Wisdom Tooth Pain: How Much Will Extraction Hurt?
It’s normal to worry about whether wisdom tooth extraction will hurt. We want to reassure you that during the procedure, you will be completely numb and not be able to feel the extraction. Before beginning, our dentist will make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed.
After the procedure, you will continue to feel fine, with some soreness, as long as you follow our aftercare instructions. This includes:
- Eating soft foods.
- Taking medications as prescribed.
- Taking it easy for the next few days so that you begin to recover properly.
It can take up to one week to recover from wisdom teeth removal, but many of our patients recover much more quickly than that.
Why Choose East Village Dental for Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
Over the years, we have removed more wisdom teeth than we can count. We have seen just about every situation when it comes to wisdom teeth: teeth growing in crooked, impacted teeth, teeth with infections. This has given us plenty of experience with quickly and comfortably helping patients with the extraction and healing process.
East Village Dental offers excellent wisdom tooth removal services in Downtown Calgary. All of our wonderful dentists are professionals who can extract your wisdom teeth without a referral to a specialist. Our extensive experience with wisdom teeth removal means that you’ll be safe and comfortable throughout the procedure.
You can save plenty of time and money while getting great service and optimal wisdom tooth care in town!
We are one of the few offices in Calgary offering IV sedation for wisdom tooth removal. IV sedation is an ideal sedation method for safe and predictable sedation that will allow the patient to lower their fears and accommodate the wisdom tooth extraction process
Give Us a Call Today To Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Removal Consultation
What are you waiting for? Don’t let your wisdom teeth come in the way of your daily routine or ruin your oral health! The process of wisdom teeth removal is fast, and it’s easy to book an appointment that will take no more than an hour to complete.
Contact us and book your appointment today by calling our office!
Hi! I’m Dr. Gregory Broyde
BSc, DDS, Owner at East Village Dental
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