Wisdom Teeth Extraction In Waterdown

If you are in your late teens and experiencing pain from a growing tooth, you may need wisdom tooth extraction. It’s a very common and relatively pain-free procedure.

Symptoms You Should Watch Out

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molar teeth that lie just behind the second molars. They can put pressure on their previous teeth and cause damage or decay over time. In some cases, wisdom teeth may cause pressure on your jaw bone, resulting in pain. These teeth might erupt between your late teens and mid-twenties. However, some people do not have their wisdom teeth at all. In most cases, wisdom teeth can come in without causing much trouble. However, it may create various problems at a later stage.
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When should wisdom teeth be removed?

One should retain their natural teeth for as long as possible. Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to wisdom teeth. If you have the following problems, our experts may recommend wisdom teeth extraction.
  • The crooked teeth may come in at wrong angle and may get stuck against the tooth beside it and can cause food lodgment.
  • Due to inaccessible to brushing and cleaning, this may cause recurrent infection.
  • Causing decay to the third molar and the tooth beside it.
  • Pain while eating and closing the mouth.
  • Pain, redness and swelling to the gums surrounding the tooth.
  • Development of a fluid filled sac around wisdom teeth

Understanding the wisdom tooth removal process

Before undergoing the extraction procedure, your dentist will suggest you go for an X-ray. After a thorough check-up and evaluation, he or she will decide on the type of surgery that is best for you. The tooth can be removed with a simple extraction procedure, or sometimes it might need special surgery. You may have all four teeth extracted at once, or you can choose to remove them gradually over several appointments. Our experts will explain and discuss the treatment procedure with you, and you will have the final say. 
teeth examination process

Examining your teeth

We will have your x-rays taken to understand how your wisdom teeth are coming out. And we will plan your wisdom teeth extraction accordingly. We don’t want any surprises during the surgery.

The removal process

During your initial check-up, our experts will describe the complete procedure and give you detailed information about it. They will advise you on what to expect following the extraction and how to prepare for the surgery. We perform the procedure under sedation, local, or general anesthesia. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, and likewise, we plan the same for your speedy recovery.
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We suggest you come with a family member or friend who will stay with you till the end of this procedure to drive you home safely. Our experts will give you aftercare instructions for quick healing and faster recovery. If you have any additional concerns or queries, you can always consult our experts at Magnolia Dental in Waterdown. You should follow your dentist’s instructions on
  • Managing your pain with cold-pack holding against your jaw.
  • Taking prescription pain medication
  • Taking ample rest for the remaining day following surgery
  • Avoiding drinking with a straw for at least 7 days after extraction.
  • Avoiding heavy and strenuous activity for at least a week.
  • Keeping yourself hydrated after surgery.
  • Avoiding drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages for the first 24 hours.
  • Saying ‘no’ smoking tobacco products for at least three days after surgery
family member care

Wisdom tooth removal costs in Waterdown

The cost of wisdom tooth extraction can vary a lot. A single tooth extraction can cost you around $100–$200+. However, you can expect to pay around $200 to $600 without any insurance coverage for a simple extraction procedure.

Simple dental extraction

If your wisdom teeth have fully erupted into the oral cavity, your dentist may perform a simple dental extraction under local anesthesia. Easy removal of wisdom teeth will cost comparatively less. However, if it is partially erupted, performing a simple extraction might be challenging and may require surgical extraction.

Surgical wisdom teeth extraction

A partially erupted wisdom tooth needs to be removed by surgical extraction. Other than this, crooked teeth, impacted teeth, or teeth with complicated roots may also need to undergo surgical extraction. The procedure requires immense expertise from your dentist and dedicated postoperative care as directed by your doctor.

Remember that no dental office can provide an accurate quote over the phone because the procedures are complex and depend on a variety of factors. Every case is unique, so it’s important to consult with a dentist who will assess your specific situation and present you with various treatment options to consider.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for a wisdom tooth extraction?

Wisdom teeth extraction can take anywhere from a few minutes to 30 minutes. Sometimes it might take even longer. Although the time required can vary based on the difficulty level of tooth removal.

How long does it take to recover from having a wisdom tooth pulled?

Healing of the surgical site may vary from person to person. It also depends on the complexity of the surgery. A mild to moderate amount of swelling is expected following surgery. However, using an icebag intermittently for 24 hours helps prevent further swelling. One week after surgery, you can expect complete healing.

Can 11-year-olds get their wisdom teeth removed?

As per our expert, wisdom tooth removal is commonly performed between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt and usually appear in late adolescence.