Wisdom Tooth Removal

What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars which don’t tend to come in until between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth are just as useful to us as our first and second molars, if they grow in properly. Often, people don’t have enough room in their jaws for their wisdom teeth. This can cause the new teeth to become impacted or trapped in the jawbone, or cause them to push against other teeth. Trapped wisdom teeth can be very painful and may lead to infection if not removed.
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Wisdom tooth removal may be the solution to your pain and discomfort.

Treatment usually involves the removal of the offending tooth or teeth. The type and length of the surgery will depend on the size of your wisdom teeth and their position. Impacted wisdom teeth will require a small incision in the gum to access the tooth. Our experienced team uses highly-specialized tools to perform sterile treatment as quickly and precisely as possible. To ensure your gums heal properly and comfortably you will receive personalized aftercare instructions from your dentist. You should expect to resume normal activities after 2 - 3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do my wisdom teeth hurt?

Wisdom teeth may cause pain and discomfort for a number of reasons:

1.       There may not be enough space in your jaw for new molars.

2.       Your wisdom teeth might be partially erupted; you’re teething.

3.       You may have an infection.

4.       Your tooth may be impacted. An impacted tooth is a tooth which has become blocked from erupting through the gum. A partially impacted tooth has begun to erupt. A fully impacted tooth is not able to erupt at all.

5.       Your new teeth might be interfering with adjacent teeth. Putting pressure on them or causing them to shift.

If you are in pain or experiencing discomfort it is important to see your dentist.

How do I get my wisdom teeth removed?

Schedule an appointment with your dentist. Your teeth will be assessed with a panoramic x-ray to determine the best course of action for treating your wisdom teeth, including possible extraction.

Can I be put to sleep for my wisdom tooth extraction?

If you require surgery, it may be recommended that you be put to sleep for your wisdom tooth extraction. Sedation is available at Vitality Dentistry, call to ask for more information.

How much does wisdom tooth removal cost?

The cost of wisdom tooth treatment depends on the solution that’s right for you. To get an accurate estimate of the cost of wisdom tooth extraction, book a consultation with our team. All our services are completed in-house which means there are no hidden fees. Your insurance may cover some of your wisdom tooth treatment and may accept an estimate to give you an advanced estimate of the final cost to you.

How long before I am back to normal?

After a wisdom tooth extraction your dentist will provide you with aftercare instructions which are specific to you. It is important to follow your aftercare instructions to heal swiftly and avoid complications such as dry-socket and infection. Typically, patients who receive oral surgery and follow their aftercare instructions are back to normal after 4-5 days.

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Vitality Dentistry combines the latest in innovative dental technology with a high level of personalized care. Founded by Dr. Raj Singh over 30 years ago, the team of highly-trained personnel at Vitality Dentistry uses the latest in dental technology, proven dental components and materials and a complete in-house lab to provide you with accurate, long-lasting treatment and a speedy recovery. We're always looking for new ways to give you comfort and confidence in your dental health.

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