Wisdom teeth are located at the very back of your mouth. They are the last teeth to erupt and usually occur during your late teens to early 20s. When wisdom teeth align properly and have enough room to grow, they can be left in place. However, this rarely happens. The extraction of wisdom teeth are necessary if they are prevented from properly erupting into the mouth.
The wisdom tooth can sometimes be at an awkward angle making oral hygiene difficult. This can cause problems such as gum disease, pain, discomfort, swelling and possible damage to nearby teeth. Removing the wisdom tooth helps to prevent these issues. It’s recommended a wisdom tooth be removed as early as possible to minimize surgical risks.
To determine if a wisdom tooth needs to be removed, we will perform a comprehensive exam, including Panaromic X-rays. Following our evaluation, we will be able to determine if a wisdom tooth need to be taken out.
Wisdom tooth surgery:
Extracting wisdom teeth before eruption (complete or partial impaction) requires a skillful surgical procedure. This procedure is performed in our Bolton dental office by Dr. Ammar Taimish who is highly trained in oral surgery especially wisdom teeth surgery. In many cases, patients prefer to be sedated during the procedure. Oral, IV and nitrous oxide sedation can be used for a relaxed and comfortable experience. Our doctors will review the risks and benefits of each option during the consultation appointment.
Risks associated with wisdom teeth surgery:
As with any surgical procedure, there are associated risks with the removal of wisdom teeth. Common to all surgical procedures is the risk of bleeding, bruising, pain, and post-operative swelling. Following the post surgical instructions carefully will help to avoid these risks.
Cost of wisdom teeth surgery:
Removal of wisdom teeth is considered a basic procedure by dental insurance companies and depending upon your coverage, the procedure may be compensated by dental insurance. Our patient care coordinator will be happy to review your insurance details with you. A detailed cost estimation for the surgery would be provided after the consultation appointment.
Post surgical care instructions following surgery:
You will be given detailed instructions on how to care for your mouth after wisdom teeth surgery and tooth extractions and this will ensure fast and predictable healing . As always, we are always available after the surgery to answer any questions you might have, don't hesitate to contact us!
Please call us at our office 905-857-3398 to speak with a dentist. We will be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Taimish, who can review your options and help you make the right treatment decision.