What You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Wisdom tooth extraction is an intensive procedure that requires the removal of one or more wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are composed of four permanent adult teeth at the back and on top and bottom of the mouth. For some people, wisdom tooth extraction is not needed because they have their wisdom teeth correctly placed in their mouth and don’t cause pain and other oral problems. However, there are people who need to undergo wisdom tooth extraction most often due to an impacted wisdom tooth (or teeth), which can cause pain, infection and other dental problems if not looked after.

An oral surgeon usually performs the wisdom tooth extraction. The procedure starts with the use of anesthesia to prevent pain during surgery. The process could take around 45 minutes or less. After the surgery, you will likely experience mild discomfort and swelling for three or more days. Complete recovery from wisdom tooth extraction could take a few more weeks.

If you fail to notice any signs of impacted wisdom tooth, the adjacent healthy teeth can become infected. To prevent this from happening, make sure that you complete a good oral hygiene routine every day and visit a dentist regularly. This will help to prevent your impacted wisdom tooth from affecting other healthy teeth. Your dentist can easily detect signs of impacted wisdom tooth, and he/she would highly recommend that you have your wisdom tooth extracted.

To learn more about wisdom tooth extraction, contact us at Dentistry For You. Our office is located in Woodbridge, Ontario. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need dental help!

-The Dentistry For You Team

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