What Is The Extraction Process?
The procedure for extracting wisdom teeth may vary depending on their position, condition, and stage of development or how deeply they’re impacted. First, your dentist will take an X-ray to figure out the alignment of your teeth.
Fully Erupted Wisdom Teeth
Just like normal teeth, the dentist will first numb the surrounding tissue with a local anesthetic. Then, using some special tools, he or she will hold your tooth, sliding it side-to-side carefully and then remove it gently. This procedure may take as little as a minute.
Unerupted Wisdom Teeth
To access the tooth beneath the gums, the oral surgeon will make an incision and remove some of the bone covering it. In order to make the surgical extraction easier, the dentist may also be required to fragment the tooth to avoid a lengthy extraction process. Thorough cleaning will follow to clean out any remaining debris and then close the incision and place gauze to limit any bleeding that might occur. This procedure may take between 30 and 60 minutes.
What to Do After Surgery
- Don’t smoke for at least 24 hours
- Drink lots of fluids and eat soft foods
- Don’t rub the area with your tongue
- Brush and floss carefully
We Can Help! Get in Touch
Wisdom teeth can be a real pain. At Mississauga Smiles Dentistry, we can detect if you’re a likely candidate for wisdom teeth removal and then refer you to one of our qualified dentists for early treatment. As always, we have successfully helped patients get through this process with little to no pain. Additionally;
- We ensure you’re comfortable before, during and after your extraction procedure
- Will process your health insurance claims on your behalf
- We usually have offers. Please check with our office for information
- Our schedule is very flexible and tailored for your convenience
Do you need a wisdom tooth pulled? Contact Mississauga Smiles Dentistry to make a dentist appointment today! We will be glad to discuss the extraction procedure and address any of your questions. Call (905) 270-2003 for more information.