The pain from an impacted wisdom tooth and wisdom teeth with cavities can be unbearable. It can make simple day-to-day tasks such as eating and drinking seemingly impossible.
If you have wisdom teeth issues, you should speak with our team at Guelph Village Dental about wisdom tooth extraction options. We have the dental experience (click to read our testimonials!) you’re looking for and we’re here to guide you in ensuring a safe and effective extraction process.
Common Wisdom Tooth Extraction Questions
What is a tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction is the process of surgically removing a tooth from a patient’s tooth socket. The process is completed within our dental clinic by our qualified dental surgeon.
What should a patient expect?
Before your surgery, our dentist will discuss the process for the extraction with the you. They may ask you to take pain relief or antibiotic medication before the procedure to prepare your gums for the extraction process. Depending on the size, shape and location of the specific tooth, you may return to your day-to-day activities immediately or require a few days of rest to ensure proper healing. In the majority of situations we will be able to quite accurately gauge the healing process before the tooth is extracted.
When is tooth extraction necessary?
Tooth extraction is necessary when a tooth is beginning to impede on a patient’s healthy lifestyle. If you’re unable to eat or drink comfortably, and the dentist deems that a filling or root canal offers little value to a patient, we will generally recommend extraction.
Are there any risks?
While wisdom tooth extraction is an extremely common procedure that takes place on a daily basis across Canada, there are small risks for patients to consider. All patients are always given a detailed set of post-operative instructions both verbally and in written form. Following these instructions is paramount to ensuring a smooth healing process. As each case is unique, it’s important to speak with an oral health professional about specific surgical risks before undergoing tooth extraction.
Why are they a good option?
Wisdom tooth extractions are a great option in many cases for a multitude of patients. They can relieve pain, ensure optimal appearance and keep the patient’s gums and teeth healthy. But they should only be completed on a full recommendation from a dentist. Working with a qualified dentist can help mitigate any possible risks or complications.
What is the aftercare process?
The aftercare process for a wisdom tooth extraction involves avoiding smoking, hot food or drinks, drinking through a straw, vigorous rinsing or spitting. Patients may also use ice-packs and pain-relieving medication to minimize swelling and soreness in their gums, mouth, and cheeks. As each case is unique, our team will tailor your post-operative instructions for your specific case.
What are next steps for a prospect?
If you have decided you may need to consider a wisdom tooth extraction, it’s time to speak with us. The team at Guelph Village Dental is just a phone call away to help you book your preliminary consultation.
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