Wisdom Tooth Removal Toronto

Relieve From Pain, Discomfort, Infections

Wisdom tooth removal is a general dentistry surgical procedure done to remove wisdom teeth. The procedure is carried out in a dentist’s office. Either one or the four wisdom teeth can be removed if there is not enough space in the jaw for the teeth to grow or a tooth is causing issues such as pain, discomfort or infections. To avoid future problems, your dentist can recommend the removal of your wisdom tooth even if it is not causing any problem.

Do You Have to Remove a Wisdom Tooth?

The wisdom teeth don’t necessarily have to be removed. However, if you have an impacted wisdom tooth, you may have to get it removed. This is more so if the tooth doesn’t have enough room to grow or it erupts partially. An impacted wisdom tooth may:

  • Grow at an angle that makes it lean towards your second molar
  • Grow at an angle that makes it head towards the back of your mouth
  • Grow at a right angle as if lying in the jawbone and resting on other teeth
  • Stay trapped in the jawbone

Which Problems Do Impacted Wisdom Teeth Cause?

If your wisdom tooth is causing any of the following issues, you may need to have it removed:

  • Pain
  • Causes damage to nearby teeth or the surrounding bone
  • Traps food particles in it
  • Forms a fluid-filled sac around it
  • Has gum disease
  • Tooth decay in the erupted tooth
Do You Have to Remove a Wisdom Tooth?

What are the Risks of a Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Most wisdom teeth extractions never lead to long-term complications. However, bear in mind that the removal of impacted wisdom teeth requires a surgical approach. An incision is made in the gum and bone is removed. Although they are rare, complications of wisdom tooth removal include:

  • Slow-healing gums
  • Damage to nearby sinuses, teeth, nerves or jawbone
  • Swelling and pain of the gums
  • Painful, dry socket or an exposed bone when post-surgical blood clots are lost
  • Damage to existing dental work
  • Fractured jaw if the removed wisdom tooth was firmly attached to the jawbone
  • Numbness in the mouth or lips

Your doctor may give you some antibiotics because bacteria can easily get into the bloodstream during wisdom tooth extraction. Antibiotics may have to be taken before and after surgery.

What are the Risks of a Wisdom Tooth Removal

How to Prepare for the Surgery

While dentists can perform the surgery safely in their office, you may be referred to an oral surgeon if the wisdom tooth is impacted deeply. Sedation may be used to keep you comfortable. Wisdom tooth removal in Barrie is an outpatient procedure. This means you can go home on the same day. You will be given instructions on what to do before, during and after the surgery.

During surgery, the dentist or oral surgeon will:

  • Make an incision in your gum tissue in order to expose the tooth and bone
  • Remove the bone which blocks access to the root of the tooth
  • Divide the wisdom tooth into sections and remove it in pieces
  • Clean the site and stitch the wound

After surgery

You should notify your surgeon or dentist if you experience:

  • Severe pain
  • Fever
  • Difficulties swallowing or breathing
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Swelling that exacerbates after 2 days
  • Blood or pus in nasal discharge
  • Pus in or coming from the socket
  • Persistent numbness
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth that stays even after rinsing with saltwater

Do you need more information about wisdom tooth removal? Contact Molson Park Dental Office today for a consultation.

How to Prepare for the Surgery

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