Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Wisdom teeth are funny. Some people experience painful wisdom teeth, and some people never get wisdom teeth at all. One thing’s for sure though, it’s no fun if yours start behaving badly! So if you do experience discomfort, come in and see us. We have the expertise right here in our practice to handle most wisdom teeth procedures, including emergency wisdom teeth removal.

Sometimes removing wisdom teeth is easy. At other times the removal can be quite tricky. If we suspect your case will prove to be troublesome, we will refer you to an oral surgeon.

The dentists at Keys Dental will always want to take a deeper look at your smile. So we will want an OPG radiograph to be taken before extracting any wisdom teeth at all. An OPG shows us where the nerves are on the lower jaw and the sinus on the upper jaw. This helps us avoid these areas and prevent any further complications.

How long does it take

You are unique. Before we can determine the length of your appointment, we need to consider the number of wisdom teeth being removed and the complexity of your treatment. Every case is different, so we assess each one for what it is.

Most people will experience some discomfort for a couple of days following their treatment. The level of discomfort will depend on the number extractions.

The FAQs on Wisdom Tooth Extraction

What problems do wisdom teeth cause?Icons/Icon_ArrowDown_48x48_Grey

Infections. When impacted wisdom teeth push through the gum, they can cause pain, swelling and jaw stiffness. You might find swallowing is painful or experience bad breath and notice an unpleasant taste in your mouth. That could be a sign of infection.

Crowding. If not removed, wisdom teeth may push nearby teeth out of position.

Pain. The pressure on surrounding teeth from an emerging wisdom tooth can be painful. The pain could also be a sign of infection brought on by the impacted wisdom tooth.

Cysts. In some situations, a cyst can form around wisdom teeth, destroying bone and casing damage to other teeth and gums. In these instances, it’s important for an extraction to be performed.

Ulcers. When a wisdom tooth pushes sideways out of the gum and rubs against the inside of your cheek, you might notice an ulcer develops.

Food impaction. Cavities might develop when food becomes trapped between wisdom teeth and those besides them.

Resorption cavity. If an impacted wisdom tooth pushes against a tooth beside it, it can cause a resorption cavity. This can lead to serious damage in both teeth. If they become infected or abscessed, both teeth will need to be removed.

When is the removal of wisdom teeth required?Icons/Icon_ArrowDown_48x48_Grey

When the wisdom teeth don’t have the space to push through.

When orthodontic work is required to prevent overcrowding.

When wisdom teeth are causing pain and infection, and recurrence is likely.

When wisdom teeth are likely to cause future problems. It’s much easier to remove wisdom teeth earlier in life when the bone surrounding the teeth is still much softer.

I am concerned about the surgery; can I take something so I don’t remember anything?Icons/Icon_ArrowDown_48x48_Grey

We don’t want to see you worried, so if you’re finding it hard to relax we will suggest oral sedation first.

At times, we might also recommend that you consider intravenous sedation, often referred to as twilight sedation. Feel free to discuss this form of sedation with your dentist. Often it relaxes you to such a point that you are unlikely to remember anything from the surgery.

Tooth be told, we’re your biggest fan!

Okay, sometimes we do drop the odd “dad joke”. But we’d rather have you crying with laughter than seeing your eyes water. So book an appointment to come in for a laugh!