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.
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.
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.
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.
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.