Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removal Mississauga
Wisdom teeth – also called the third set of molars – are the last set of teeth we expect to grow in our lives.
For some people, they grow and are properly aligned and function just as any other teeth. But for the majority of us humans, our jaw sizes are too small and the wisdom teeth become misaligned and even impacted and need to be pulled out.
This is very common and routine procedure that millions of people have. At Dr. Bobby Brown and Associates, we are here to help you through this process.
Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth might not immediately present symptoms and there may be no pain. Regular dental x-rays will reveal how they move and if they are impacting adjacent teeth. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, it might be time to look at having them extracted:
- You are experiencing tooth decay.
- Your gums are red or bleeding in the area, possibly indicating infection.
- You are experiencing pain or swelling in your mouth such as your gums and jaw.
Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal
The first step to dealing with painful wisdom teeth and determining if an extraction and removal is necessary is to seek the advice of a dentist. You can book a appointment to discuss your symptoms and future removal treatment. When you meet with your dentist, they can examine your wisdom teeth and take an x-ray to determine the cause of the pain. Generally, dentists will recommend wisdom teeth extraction, especially if they are impacted. The extraction surgery is fairly simple, especially if your dentist finds a serious issue with your wisdom teeth or you have severe pain.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
There are three simple steps involved in this routine removal procedure. Remember, practically everyone goes through it around the same time of their life.
Examining Your Teeth
As you grow into your late teens and early twenties, we are always examining the state of your wisdom teeth and how your jaw develops. At some point, your wisdom teeth might become impacted and they are deemed to be too disruptive to your oral health and a tooth or teeth will need to be extracted, otherwise complications to your health can arise.
Dental Extraction Appointment
At your initial exam appointment at our office in Mississauga, we will go over dental extraction process with you. Our team will walk you through the procedure, the removal surgery, with what to expect and how to prepare.
Based on your level of comfort, we can give you laughing gas or oral sedation to avoid any pain. Once you are comfortable, we use minimally invasive, painless techniques to remove teeth as quickly as possible but carefully to ensure a healthy recovery after your extraction.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare
After your wisdom teeth are removed, it’s important that a friend or family member bring you home and to watch over you will you recover. You will be given a guide on what to do, eat and how to care for your healing gums and mouth. We will follow up with you but if you need help, we are only a phone call away.
Cost of Wisdom Teeth Extraction Mississauga
Some people fear that getting their wisdom teeth extracted will cost a lot. The typical cost of removing one wisdom tooth is between $130 to $940 on average. The reason the price can vary so much is due to how complex the wisdom teeth extraction is.
Typically, the surgery cost depends on how many teeth will be removed, the position of the wisdom teeth in the jawbone, infection level and the level of sedation needed.
If you need to remove all four wisdom teeth, it can cost you around $520 to $3,800.
We are committed to ensuring your health and care while relieving you of pain and discomfort. We offer flexible payment plans depending on your financial needs.
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In-Office Pain Free Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Our dentist performs wisdom tooth extractions on-site. You will not need to book separate appointments for an external oral surgeon.
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Wisdom Tooth Removal Consultation
If you are in pain or have impacted wisdom teeth and require wisdom teeth removal in Mississauga, contact us at Dr. Bobby Brown and Associates for an appointment with one of our wisdom tooth extraction dentists! If you have questions about dental extractions, the appointment, the procedure or the surgery, you can also call us for free, friendly professional advice.
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Wisdom Tooth Removal Aftercare Dos and Don’ts
Wisdom Tooth Extraction – After Procedure Dos
- Wait around 5 days before eating solid foods
- For appetizers, eat room temperature soups
- For main courses, eat soft foods such as pasta, mashed or pureed fruits and vegetables.
- For desserts, eat pudding and jell-o
- For liquids, drink juice, smoothies, milk and water
24 Hours After Surgery Don’ts
- No spitting
- No mouth rinsing
- No blowing your nose
- No drinking using a straw
- No smoking
Recovery – Don’ts For a Couple of Weeks
- No touching the extraction site
- Try to avoid hot drinks and foods
- No taking aspirin
- Avoid physical activities and exercise – no going to the gym.
- Try to smoke less.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Do I Get Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth usually come in when you are in your late teens such as 17 to early adulthood around 25 – hence the name, “wisdom teeth”. Curiously, some people never get wisdom teeth and some might only get one or two because their mouths grow different. For most people, their jaw bone has evolved over many generations to be too small for proper wisdom teeth growth and experience symptoms, pain and need those teeth extracted.
How Do I Know if I have Wisdom Teeth?
The good news is that the knowledge of whether you have wisdom teeth and if they need extraction or not won’t sneak up on you. Over the course of your early life, if you regularly get dental exams during your appointment at Dr. Bobby Brown and Associates in Mississauga, we will be able to see if you have them from the dental x-rays. From there, we can monitor them to see if the teeth are impacted and when the wisdom teeth would need to be extracted or removed.
Do I Have to Remove My Wisdom Tooth?
We would only do the extraction if dental exams and x-rays determine that the way they are growing would be detrimental to your health and your other teeth. Are they impacted? Are the teeth causing cavities and jaw pain? Are the wisdom teeth going to cause an infection or swelling in your jaw. We wouldn’t want to suffer if it can be prevented with a short painless procedure. Complications can arise due to impacted teeth that can affect your health and your smile.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From the Extraction?
We recommend rest for 3 or 4 days after the surgical procedure and have a family member or friend help you during this time. Full recovery from the tooth extractions could take up to 2 weeks. However, the healing process is sped up if you take it easy and rest. Don’t poke at the area of your gums, over exert yourself and follow the general aftercare guidelines.
What are Some Complications of Removal?
Occasionally, there are wisdom teeth removal side effects. Some complications may develop after a wisdom tooth extraction. The most common is “dry socket”. A dry socket can cause an ache or pain like a tooth ache, and may cause an unpleasant taste or smell in your mouth. If you suspect you have dry socket, call your dentist right away. They can flush any debris out of the socket and cover it with medicated dressing which will need to be changed frequently until the socket heals properly.
Another possible complication post dental surgery is infection. If you experience a high fever or discharge from the extraction site as well as pain and swelling which doesn’t subside within a few days after the surgery, this is another instance where you should call your dentist, who will clean the infected area and prescribe antibiotics to help you fight the infection.
Book a Wisdom Teeth Appointment at Our Office
Contact us at Dr. Bobby Brown and Associates dentistry in Mississauga for a professional consultation with one of our same day pain-free wisdom tooth extraction dentists!