Wisdom Teeth Surgery
Wisdom teeth are the third molars at the back of the mouth that don't have enough room to emerge or develop normally. They are the last adult teeth to come into the mouth. Most impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe pain and damage to other teeth. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth may cause no apparent or immediate problems. But because they're hard to clean, they may be more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease than other teeth are. If you require expert wisdom teeth removal in Pickering, Durham Dental Centres is the right choice for you. Get in touch with us today.
If you are facing any of the following issues, it's time to visit the dentists at Durham Dental Centres and get wisdom teeth removal services:
Here are some problematic signs that show up due to the growth of wisdom teeth:
Not Enough Space in Your Jaw
Cavities and Decay
Lucky for you, our expert dentists can provide you relief from all such problems by offering professional wisdom teeth removal services in Pickering. Don't trust our word? Read what our clients say about our services.
Procedure for Removal
The procedure for removal begins with an evaluation of your dental and medical histories. You may also receive two types of X-ray: a panographic X-ray, which provides an overall view of your mouth; and an intraoral X-ray, which examines individual teeth. The removal may be done in your dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office or in a hospital. The type and length of the surgery will depend upon how developed your wisdom teeth are.
It is recommended that you do not eat or drink anything for at least 8 hours before the surgery. You may be given a sedative to help you relax or a general anaesthetic so you can sleep through the procedure. You will also receive a local anaesthetic to numb the area around your wisdom teeth. Once you are fully relaxed or asleep and your mouth is numb, the surgery will begin. The surgical method used depends on whether your wisdom teeth are erupted or impacted.
If your tooth is impacted, an incision is made in the gum to reach your wisdom tooth. The incision creates a flap that is peeled back, exposing the jawbone. If the tooth is lodged in the jawbone, bone tissue that is covering the tooth may have to be removed. The tooth may be extracted from its socket in 1 piece or split for easier removal.
After the surgery is completed, you’ll rest for a while under close observation as you recover from the anaesthetic. When the dentist or oral surgeon is satisfied with your progress, you’ll be able to go home. You should probably plan to rest and take it easy for the next few days. Since swelling and pain are likely, you will probably be given a prescription for pain medication, as well as instructions for your home recovery.
The healing process begins immediately after surgery. The body sends blood to nourish the tooth socket. To control excessive bleeding, you may be instructed to bite down on a piece of gauze, applying constant, direct pressure to the area. This helps a blood clot to form in the socket. In a day or 2 after surgery, soft tissue begins to fill in the opening. New bone tissue also begins to grow in the socket, becoming denser over the next 2 to 3 months.
It is recommended to drink clear liquids at first and a cold compress will also help with the soreness. You should not brush or floss the area near the surgery, but continue to brush the rest of your teeth very carefully.
A follow-up visit may also be scheduled to verify that the socket is healing properly and that your mouth is returning to a normal, healthy state. If you have any questions or concerns while you’re recovering from your surgery, contact any of our 3 offices in Ajax, Whitby and Pickering.