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Wisdom teeth are also called as the third molars, these are permanent teeth. These teeth appear between the ages of 17 and 25. In some cases wisdom teeth may not appear in few individuals.

In most individuals impacted wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to erupt in the mouth and eventually cause a lot of problems. That is it is highly recommended to remove your wisdom teeth. You can rely on our team of dentists to offer safe, pain and hassle-free wisdom tooth removal. For more information about our services or to book an appointment with our dentists, please get in touch with us, we will be glad to help you with all your dental requirements.

How does an impacted wisdom tooth grow?

An impacted wisdom tooth can:

Grow towards the next tooth

It can grow towards the back of the mouth

It can lie down in the jawbone or remain trapped within the jawbone

Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Wisdom teeth are commonly removed as in most cases your mouth is too small to fit four extra teeth. These teeth can cause extreme pain during their arrival and even after they arrive. They are usually prone to cavities as they are hard to reach to clean and often decay and may cause damage to the rest of the teeth. That is why it is always best to consult your dentist and remove your wisdom tooth. Get in touch with us for more information.

What are the common problems that arise due to wisdom tooth?

Extreme and severe pain

Food and debris may get trapped in your wisdom tooth

Periodontal disease or other gum issues

Tooth decay

Development of a fluid-filled sac (cyst)

Tooth extraction process

During your visit to the dentist, they will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine the extent of the damage and severity of the case. If your wisdom teeth is damaged beyond repair or is causing extreme pain your dentist will recommend that you remove the teeth. Before the dentists proceeds with the removal, he will ask you if you are on any medications, he will then administer local anesthesia to numb the pain and proceed with the removal.

In case your wisdom tooth is placed at an wrong position, you dentist will require to take an x-ray and then surgically remove the teeth. The whole process usually takes about 45 minutes. You can perform your daily activities as usual after the removal of the teeth.

What are the common questions to ask a dentist before proceeding with the wisdom teeth removal?

Do I have to make arrangements for someone to drive me home after the removal?

What are the foods I must avoid after the removal?

Should I avoid eating food or drinking fluids?

Can I take my prescription medications?

Should I avoid nonprescription drugs before the surgery?

Things to watch out for after the wisdom tooth removal

Bleeding may occur the first day after wisdom tooth removal. Place a cotton on the area and avoid spitting.
Please note that you may experience pain after the anesthesia wears out. Prescription pain medication can be helpful and may relieve pain.
Swelling and bruising is another common effect of wisdom tooth removal. Use an ice to soothe the area.
You can resume normal activities the next day, but avoid strenuous activity.
Drink lots of water, avoid alcoholic, carbonated or hot beverages and do not use straw.
Eat soft foods and avoid chewy, hot and spicy foods
Don’t brush your teeth, rinse your mouth with warm salt water
Do not smoke

When do I consult a dentist?

Please consult a dentist if you experience the following symptoms:
Severe pain
A bad taste in your mouth
Pus in the socket
Difficulty swallowing
Excessive bleeding

If you are looking for wisdom teeth removal or are in need of more information regarding wisdom tooth removal, please get in touch with us. Our team will be delighted to help you. We offer wisdom tooth extraction to patients in Port Moody.