Typically, Patients Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed Between The Ages Of 17 & 25
Many people fear or stress about undergoing wisdom tooth extraction, but it's necessary in order to continue to maintain your oral health. Wisdom teeth are our third molars that are the last to erupt in the back of our mouths – two at the top and two at the bottom. They can cause a lot of discomfort when they begin erupting from the gums, but also because they can end up pushing against nerves and other teeth. This is why it's important to have them removed before any damage is done.
What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
An impacted wisdom tooth does not have enough room to erupt properly. It will get stuck beneath the gum tissue and grow at an odd (and uncomfortable) angle. They can be more prone to causing tooth decay or gum disease. While they don't always cause symptoms, Robson Square Dental may still recommend removing them in order to prevent future issues from arising, particularly as you get older. And yes, sometimes patients don't get their wisdom teeth until they're in their 40s or 50s!
Wisdom Teeth Removal Vancouver, BC
We Perform Wisdom Tooth Extraction Right Here In Our Comfortable Office
The Extraction Process
First, our dentist will numb the surgical sites with local anesthetics. Once the wisdom teeth are frozen, an incision in the gum tissue will be made to expose the tooth and bone. Some teeth can be removed in one piece whereas others may need to be removed in multiple pieces. Stitches will close the incision if necessary and gauze will be placed over the extraction site to help control bleeding and promote a blood clot.
After the procedure, we will prescribe medications for you to take as you recover and heal over the next few days. We'll provide easy-to-follow aftercare instructions such as soft food suggestions, not drinking through a straw, how to keep your mouth clean, and how often to replace gauze. The healing process can take anywhere from 3-4 days but will vary per patient.
We Will Ensure You're Comfortable During Your Entire Appointment
When you arrive for your Wisdom Teeth Removal Downtown Vancouver, all our staff will ensure you feel as comfortable and stress-free as possible during your entire appointment. We understand that tooth extractions can seem scary which is why we do our absolute best to bring you peace of mind. We believe in providing a compassionate and gentle approach to all of our procedures and explaining how every step of the process will work before we proceed with anything.