Wisdom teeth are the third and last molars to erupt. They appear between the ages of 16 and 20. In some cases, wisdom teeth erupt at an angle because there is not enough space to accommodate each one. This emergence result is potentially harmful because the tooth could develop health issues like pain, infection, and jaw damage. It is essential to get your wisdom teeth removed before it creates an unhealthy dental condition, with an arduous recovery process.
An overview of wisdom teeth removal in Scarborough
Wisdom teeth removal is a regular dental procedure at many clinics, including Dentistry in Ellesmere. Our dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth before the root develops into complete formation. Waiting until it gets to more than half of its size makes the extraction complicated because it becomes difficult to reach the spaces that allow easy extraction.
The best age to get wisdom tooth removal is at around age six or seven. However, most people are not aware of the need until they develop pain and discomfort at around 17 and 20. The surgery is not painful because we always use anesthesia to curb the pain.
Reasons to book Scarborough wisdom teeth extractions
You may need tooth extractions in Scarborough even when you do not have eminent dental problems. It is time for you to book a consultation with our office when you experience excruciating pain or a smell that emerges from the wisdom tooth area due to misalignment and decay. Severe reasons for extraction include:
- Sinus pain
- Presence of cysts around the teeth
- Damage to the surrounding teeth
- Bone loss
- Tooth loss
- Periodontal illness
The dentist will suggest the removal of your wisdom teeth even after healing problems like infection. It will be easy to maintain oral hygiene when you get the best wisdom teeth extractions in Scarborough. We encourage you to book a consultation to examine the teeth with additional X-rays and confirm the scope of surgical needs that will fix all issues.
What to expect during the Scarborough wisdom teeth extraction
The dentist will assess your dental health and map out all the procedures to better your dental condition. The steps of removing the tooth typically include:
- Cut the gum and expose the tooth underneath.
- Dividing the teeth into pieces for an easy removal process
- Clean the site to remove debris
- Stitch the gums with dissolvable strings to improve healing
- Place gauze on the socket to control bleeding and help with better clotting
After the surgery
You are likely to feel pain after the anesthesia wears off and get slight bleeding and swelling on the first day because the wound is still fresh. Our oral surgeon in Scarborough will give you detailed instructions on managing the healing process and relieving discomfort with accessible items like ice packs. You also get instructions on how to brush your teeth, take medication, and eating, so you experience the best healing process within a maximum of one week.
Our wisdom teeth extraction process is safe and has minimal risks of future complications like nerve damage. Schedule your first appointment (647-265-1363) with Dentistry on Ellesmere for the best family dentistry in Scarborough.