Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Do you think you might need your wisdom teeth removed? Are you experiencing wisdom tooth pain? Our Toronto (Yorkville) dentists will examine your wisdom teeth and create a treatment plan to address any pain, crowding or impacted wisdom teeth.
Wisdom Teeth removal or extractions
Wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt, usually coming through in your late teens or early twenties. Our Yorkville dentists will monitor the wisdom teeth of our teenage and young adult patients, and if there are any concerns about their positioning, they will investigate further with additional x-rays. Depending on your age and the position of the teeth and whether or not your mouth can accommodate the teeth, we may recommend waiting to observe how your wisdom teeth progress or proceeding with treatment
Why would wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Your wisdom teeth may be impacted, misaligned and poking or rubbing on your cheeks or tongue, causing irritation. If there is not enough room for them in your mouth, the wisdom teeth can cause crowding and shifting among the rest of your teeth.
They can also be very difficult to keep clean because they are so far back in your mouth and may develop decay.
In these cases, the best course of action is usually a wisdom teeth extraction.
What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
An impacted wisdom tooth is one that is growing in in the wrong direction – sideways instead of up and down.
This can cause pain in your mouth and if it isn’t corrected, it can cause damage to the molars next to it.
What happens during a wisdom tooth extraction?
Wisdom teeth are usually removed under sedation. Our team will provide a high standard of surgical care, and will ensure that you understand the procedure and your treatment plan before proceeding.
What will I need to do after my wisdom teeth are removed?
Our team will explain how to care for your mouth after having your wisdom teeth removed. In most cases, we recommend biting on gauze (to keep pressure on the area) after surgery, icing your face, and eating soft food for a few days. We may also recommend pain medication to manage your pain effectively.
How much does a wisdom tooth extraction cost?
The cost of wisdom teeth removal varies depending on the number of teeth needing to be removed and the positioning of the teeth. Our team will discuss the options with you and ensure that you understand all the costs before the procedure.