Essentially a rite of passage, having your wisdom teeth removed is something nearly everyone goes through in their life. Here’s more about what you can expect when getting your wisdom teeth removed.
At Epping Family Dental, we’re proud to make the treatment as easy and pain-free as possible, using advanced techniques and technology to help you recover swiftly.
Wisdom teeth usually begin developing in the teenage years and may continue into a person’s late 20s. This third set of molars may never cause any problems or could require removal due to complications.
We will determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned. Not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, but some people may due to reasons such as:
We’ll begin with a consultation where x-rays or 3D imaging will be taken to get the best look inside your mouth. Typically, we identify candidates during your six-monthly cleanings. It’s important for most people to have their wisdom teeth removed as they can create too much crowding within the mouth, making proper cleaning impossible. Ultimately, this can lead to infection, decay, misalignment, jaw problems, and more. After your consultation, we’ll book an appointment for your extraction, which is done safely in the practice. The actual extraction may take up to two hours.
We typically see patients anywhere between the ages of 15 and 40, though most people have their wisdom teeth removed in their late teens or early twenties.
We know that time is of the essence for wisdom teeth patients, so we do our best to get them out within a reasonable timeframe. Typically, a consultation takes place and then the surgery can happen within the next week or two.
A patient can expect to experience some swelling or discomfort for the first few days that slowly improves over the course of a couple of weeks. We’ll provide patients with everything they need to recover and heal properly and safely, with little to no pain or discomfort.
Yes, patients who are nervous may opt to be sedated for their extraction. If you don’t wish to be sedated, a local anesthetic can be used.
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