Wisdom Teeth Removal in Burlington
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We offer emergency tooth extraction procedures if you require urgent care. If we can’t treat you the same day, we’ll treat you the next day we’re open.
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Our Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Burlington Family Dental Centre performs wisdom teeth removal procedures in Burlington. Wisdom teeth are molars that start to make an appearance when you are an early adult – between 17 and 25 years old. If there is enough space in your jaw and with the rest of your teeth, you may not need wisdom teeth extraction. For many, however, that is not the case. You may require wisdom teeth surgery if these teeth are partially emerged, trapped under gums, growing in sideways or pushing against other teeth.
The wisdom tooth removal procedure is simple and relatively painless thanks to various numbing and sedation dentistry services. Our experienced oral surgeon will walk you through every step of the process and ease any anxieties you may have.
The wisdom teeth extraction surgery usually involves carefully exposing the impacted tooth, dividing the tooth into pieces, removing those pieces and then cleaning the area, stitching it closed at the end.
After the procedure, you will have guaze put over the area to control bleeding. The oral surgeon will give you instructions how to clean the area, and what to eat or drink following the procedure.
Wisdom teeth extraction when necessary, prevents future problems like tooth decay, damage to your other molars (essential for eating) and and gum disease.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Consultation
If you require wisdom teeth removal in Burlington, contact us at Burlington Family Dental Centre for a consultation with one of our wisdom tooth extraction dentists!
When Should You Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?
There are some clues that emerge that let you know you might need to remove your wisdom teeth:
- If you are getting more cavities.
- The area at the back of the mouth gets infected.
- Your jaw and gums are swollen or in pain.
- Preventative and diagnostic x-rays show us that your wisdom teeth are impacting adjacent teeth
Why Should You Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?
Here are some of the top reasons you should remove your wisdom teeth:
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal
Impacted wisdom teeth are trapped teeth under your gums that cause pain and lead to infection.
Because there is usually not enough room in the jaw, wisdom teeth emergence can damage the structure of other teeth in your mouth. This can also be painful and affect your chewing.
The very growth of wisdom teeth is deep within your jaw. If due to crowding, this area develops a cyst and fills with fluid, this can damage nerves, surrounding teeth and your jawbone.
Gum Inflammation, Cavities and Gum Disease
Because wisdom teeth are at the very back of your mouth, it’s sometimes challenging to keep them cleaned properly even with brushing and flossing. This can cause the area to experience inflammation (beginning gum disease) or the tooth to experience decay.
Your upper jaw bone is special in that it is next to your sinuses. When wisdom teeth start to emerge up there, sometimes they put pressure on the sinus. This pressure can cause pain and congestion.
How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?
At Burlington Family Dental Centre, the wisdom tooth extraction cost ranges from $500 to $1000. The cost of the procedure is dependent on the following factors:
- How many wisdom teeth are removed.
- The position of the wisdom teeth in the jaw and under the gums.
- The level of sedation we use to make you comfortable.
Usually, it takes 45-60 minutes to remove all four wisdom teeth.
If you have dental anxiety or are worried about this procedure, we can offer sedation in order for you to feel comfortable and relaxed. Our experienced dentists will walk you through the process at length and answer any questions or concerns that may arise.
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If you require a wisdom tooth extraction in Burlington, contact Burlington Family Dental Centre for a consultation with one of our wisdom teeth removal dentists!
Wisdom Tooth Removal Aftercare DOs and DONTs
If you’re in pain:
Pain and discomfort is normal after the anesthetic wears off and up to 1 or 2 days after your wisdom teeth surgery.
- Make sure to take the prescribed medication.
- Make sure to get lots of rest.
- Make sure to follow the after-care instructions by the dentist.
- Call us if the pain remains for more than 48 hours after wisdom teeth removal
- Do not apply any heat to the swollen area in the day or so following your procedure.
- Do not apply a cold compress for more than approximately 10 minutes at a time.
If you have bleeding:
Bleeding after your wisdom teeth surgery is normal and common for the first 24 hours.
- Make sure to leave the gauze pad in place for an hour after the procedure.
- Make sure to replace the gauze pad after one hour and gently bite down on it for consistent pressure.
- Make sure to get lots of rest.
- Make sure to keep your head raised.
- Make sure to call us if the bleeding isn’t controlled with the gauze pad after 4 hours.
- Make sure to rinse your mouth with warm water several times a day, starting the day after your surgery and up to 4 days.
- Do not rinse your mouth within the first 24 hours following the procedure.
- Do not bite hard or chew on the gauze pad.
- Do not drink hot beverages like coffee or tea. High temperatures will increase circulation and can lead to more blood.
- Do not consume alcohol or use any tobacco products for two weeks after your wisdom tooth removal because they can delay healing or lead to infection.
If your jaw is sore:
A stiff or sore jaw is also normal. You had it open during your procedure. Here’s what you can do:
- Make sure to massage your jaw muscles, especially under the ear.
- Make sure you eat soft foods like pasta, bananas and room temperature soup.
- Make sure you call us if your jaw is still sore after a week following your procedure.
- Do not force your mouth open.
- Definitely do not chew gum.
- Do not eat hard foods like candy, popcorn, gummy or chewy meats.
Wisdom Teeth FAQs
Please read our frequently asked wisdom teeth removal questions and answers below. We offer free, friendly advice for any wisdom teeth related questions. So please ask!
How do I know if I have wisdom teeth?
You might not have them. Some people don’t have wisdom teeth at all and others may not have all four wisdom teeth. Some small percentage (up to 30%) of the population are missing one or more of their wisdom teeth. We can solve the mystery simply and quickly for you however, by getting dental x-rays at Burlington Family Dental Centre.
Is it possible to have two sets of wisdom teeth?
Yes, but it’s very rare. It’s called supernumerary teeth and if it’s a molar, then it’s “the fourth molar”.
When do wisdom teeth come in?
Wisdom teeth start coming in when you are an early adult phase of your life, between the ages of 17 and 25. That doesn’t mean that can’t come in earlier or later, but that is very rare.
What should I eat after my wisdom teeth removal? When can I eat solid food after wisdom teeth removal?
Eat only soft foods right after your wisdom teeth surgery. Then, around 5 days after the procedure, you can introduce solid foods back in to your diet. Definitely avoid very hot or very cold foods and liquids. Avoid crunch, gooey, gummy, or acidic foods for up to a week. Here are some examples of foods you can eat:
- Delicious soup that is room temperature.
- Smoothies that aren’t too cold
- Mashed or pureed vegetables and fruits – basically what a baby with no teeth eats.
- Pasta that isn’t cooked al dente (must be soft)
Why do we have wisdom teeth?
It is believed that a long time ago, those extra teeth helped to grind up all sorts of tough roots, nuts, meat and leaves. As such our jaws were bigger. Over the generations, we have adapted to eating cooked and softer foods, might have led to smaller jaw sizes as the extra size wasn’t needed.
How long does it take for wisdom teeth extraction to heal?
Healing time post wisdom tooth extraction varies from person to person and depends on the level of surgery you had. It can be a few days to a few weeks. On average, the recovery time is about 2 weeks.
How long does wisdom teeth removal take?
Wisdom teeth surgery takes about 45 to 60 minutes depending on how many wisdom teeth are being removed and how complicated the procedure is.
How do dentists pull wisdom teeth?
The process is straight forward. First, the dentist gives you anesthetic, then when that has taken, will make an incision at the gum line. Then, they will usually break the tooth into a few pieces to make it easier to remove. Third, they will make sure the empty space (socket) where the tooth was is cleansed and disinfected. Then they will stitch up the incision and place gauze. The goal is to let the site form the blood clot to start the healing process and control bleeding.
Other Dental Services
After we have tried everything to save the tooth, sometimes it just needs to be extracted from its socket. Especially when the tooth is too damaged or decayed. We will provide you with aftercare instructions and options for your tooth extraction.
When a tooth breaks or tooth pain becomes unbearable you may require urgent dental care. Burlington Family Dental Centre offers emergency dental services for broken, chipped or dislodged teeth, crowns or fillings, gum bleeding and toothaches. Our dentists are able to accommodate any dental emergencies promptly.
Root canals are necessary when there is a really bad infection deep inside the tooth. This simple, painless procedure can save the tooth and get you out of pain preventing future infection.
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