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Wisdom Tooth Extraction at Gisborne, Macedon & Riddells Creek

Wisdom teeth are the molars in the far back of the jaw. Usually not emerging until early adulthood, these molars are known to cause problems for some patients. There are numerous reasons for wisdom teeth issues including heredity and impacted teeth.

Why do Some Patients Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?

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Wisdom teeth are the last molars to grow in. Problems may arise because the other teeth have already grown in and already take up all the room in the jaw, leaving none for the wisdom teeth. They may also grow in crooked because of the lack of room and can push on other teeth causing pain and damage. Sometimes they are difficult to reach, making brushing difficult and increasing the risk for cavities and infection. Because of this, some patients choose to have their wisdom teeth removed as a preventive measure before they cause problems.

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Why do Some Patients Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?

 

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to grow in. Problems may arise because the other teeth have already grown in and already take up all the room in the jaw, leaving none for the wisdom teeth. They may also grow in crooked because of the lack of room and can push on other teeth causing pain and damage. Sometimes they are difficult to reach, making brushing difficult and increasing the risk for cavities and infection. Because of this, some patients choose to have their wisdom teeth removed as a preventive measure before they cause problems.

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Common Problems from Wisdom Teeth

 

Jaw pain is usually one of the first symptoms that the wisdom teeth are problematic. If the tooth or teeth are pushing on other teeth, the pain can radiate out further into the jaw as well as the face and ears. An erupting wisdom tooth may lead to inflamed or swollen gums in the area as it is having a difficult time breaking through, and may need professional extraction to resolve the issue.

Wisdom teeth are the furthest back in the mouth and it may be difficult to brush and floss in the area. This can lead to infection, especially if the tooth is partially erupted, allowing bacteria and debris to get caught under the gum and around the tooth. When wisdom teeth begin showing signs of being problematic, it is usually recommended that they be removed as soon as possible to avoid requiring oral surgery.

Common Problems from Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Tooth Extraction - Gisborne, Macedon & Riddells Creek - Gisborne Dental House

Jaw pain is usually one of the first symptoms that the wisdom teeth are problematic. If the tooth or teeth are pushing on other teeth, the pain can radiate out further into the jaw as well as the face and ears. An erupting wisdom tooth may lead to inflamed or swollen gums in the area as it is having a difficult time breaking through, and may need professional extraction to resolve the issue.

Wisdom teeth are the furthest back in the mouth and it may be difficult to brush and floss in the area. This can lead to infection, especially if the tooth is partially erupted, allowing bacteria and debris to get caught under the gum and around the tooth. When wisdom teeth begin showing signs of being problematic, it is usually recommended that they be removed as soon as possible to avoid requiring oral surgery.

When to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Some symptoms make wisdom teeth removal inevitable and some issues might be resolved in other ways. Only a full dental exam with x-rays will help us determine the best treatment route for your situation. The following are common situations that may indicate removal is necessary:
Impacted wisdom teeth
Tooth decay on wisdom teeth
Pain and swelling in the area
Pockets in the gums around wisdom teeth
Foul breath and bad taste in mouth even after brushing
Recurring infection around wisdom teeth
Cyst or sacs filled with fluid around wisdom teeth
Removal may help prepare the mouth for braces or Invisalign

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The Best Age for Wisdom Teeth Removal

 

The ideal age to remove wisdom teeth is during the teenage years when the bone is softer and still developing. Younger people heal quicker and recover easier than older patients. In most cases, the tooth root and jawbone are not yet fully developed, making removal easier.

It is best to have your wisdom teeth removed when young to avoid complications. Elderly patients may have issues such as a more fragile jaw and slower healing abilities. At the same time, the wisdom teeth have been in the mouth for a long time, making removal more problematic. If you are an adult with wisdom teeth issues, we will do a full examination to see the extent of damage and the best way to remove your teeth, if needed.

Our dentists will work with each patient on an individual basis to monitor your wisdom teeth and determine if removal is the right treatment for you. We understand that early intervention often means less complications and less pain with an easier procedure, and will discuss all treatment options with you. Dental x-rays can help us monitor wisdom teeth and identify impactions, cavities, or infection early for quicker treatment. And of course, we will identify other situations such as tooth placement and if there are other factors involved such as a cyst or tumor in or around the teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Side Effects

Swelling and mild to moderate pain are the most common after-effects of wisdom teeth removal. Younger people recover quicker with less after-effects than older people while simple extractions are easier to recover from than oral surgery. The average recovery time is 3-4 days with some oral surgery patients requiring up to two weeks, especially if bone grafting was necessary. No matter what your situation, our dentists are skilled at removing wisdom teeth and should be able to give you an idea of what your recovery time might look like. You will also be given instructions to help you avoid infection and dry socket.

The Cost of Removing Wisdom Teeth

 

Removing wisdom teeth will vary greatly in cost depending on the position and condition of your teeth as well as if you require a simple extraction or oral surgery. Our dentists are aware that price may be an issue, which is why we are ready to work with you to find a payment plan that suits your budget.

If you have wisdom teeth that need removal, call today and schedule a dental examination with us. We can determine the best treatment plan for you, work with your budget, and get started to restore your oral health today.

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The Cost of Removing Wisdom Teeth

Removing wisdom teeth will vary greatly in cost depending on the position and condition of your teeth as well as if you require a simple extraction or oral surgery. Our dentists are aware that price may be an issue, which is why we are ready to work with you to find a payment plan that suits your budget.

If you have wisdom teeth that need removal, call today and schedule a dental examination with us. We can determine the best treatment plan for you, work with your budget, and get started to restore your oral health today.

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The Procedure to Remove Wisdom Teeth

 

Wisdom teeth removal begins with a dental exam and x-rays to help us determine the full extent of any problems your teeth are causing. The x-rays will help the dentist identify where the wisdom teeth are and if they are interfering with surrounding teeth, and will be able to determine if you require a simple tooth extraction or oral surgery. Once a treatment plan has been customized for you, you may be offered the following:

Simple extractions

will begin with local anesthesia to numb the area. We provide minimal discomfort injections to ensure your comfort, and you will be awake during the extraction. Your dentist will keep you apprised of your procedure the entire time.

Oral surgery

is sometimes necessary to remove impacted teeth, which may require sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry combines a local anesthetic with sedation so patients feel relaxed yet semi-conscious. This is our lowest stress solution that can also minimize post-procedure pain.

If you need wisdom teeth extracted, your dentist may offer you a choice to have them all removed at once or to remove one or two at a time to lower your stress level. Of course, each situation will depend upon your teeth and oral health. If there are any problems, your dentist will go over each option with you so you can make an informed decision.

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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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