Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Maple, Vaughan

Fully 85% of adult Canadians will undergo wisdom teeth removal during the course of their lives, and although it is a low-risk procedure, it’s understandable to feel a little nervous going in. 

Families in Maple, the region of Vaughan have been turning to our dentists for many years for stressless and painless wisdom teeth removal. 

Our friendly, professional dentists and staff set patients at ease, taking the anxiety out of wisdom teeth removal.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

When and why should wisdom teeth be removed?

Your four wisdom teeth are located at the back corners of your top and bottom jaw. They are the last teeth to emerge, typically between the ages of 17 and 25. The existence of these teeth is due to a quirk of evolution, and in modern humans there often simply isn’t enough room in the jaw to accommodate them. As a result, they often become impacted, growing in crookedly and exerting pressure on the surrounding molars. 

Complications of impaction can include: 

  • Wisdom tooth infection (periodontal disease)
  • Wisdom tooth pain
  • Development of cysts
  • Hygiene issues due to trapped food particles
  • Damage to adjacent teeth and bones 

As a result, adolescent and adult wisdom teeth removal is commonly prescribed as a corrective. The wisdom tooth removal procedure (or pulling) is performed under a general or local anaesthetic; the wisdom teeth extraction dentists at our office in Maple can offer a variety of different options based on your sensitivities and the duration of the surgery. In some cases, all four (or more in the case of supernumerary teeth) wisdom teeth will be removed at once, while in others only one or two are pulled. 

How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

The cost of wisdom teeth removal will vary based on the number of teeth being removed, their level of impaction, the age of the patient and the type of anaesthetic chosen. The starting price at our clinic is $231. A thorough dental evaluation is required to assess how the surgery should proceed.

What happens on the day of wisdom teeth removal surgery?

When you arrive at our office you’ll be briefed by your dentist on what to expect during your wisdom tooth surgery, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. In our experience, a lot of the fear patients bring with them of dental procedures comes down to a lack of knowledge. We’ll make sure you have a complete understanding of what to expect, as well as appropriate after-care. 

Prior to your wisdom teeth extraction, you will be given either a local or general anaesthetic. Whichever option you choose, you will experience very little discomfort or pain during the procedure. In all, impacted wisdom teeth removal usually takes between one and four hours. Afterwards, you’ll be free to head home (albeit, with someone else at the wheel if you’ve undergone general anaesthesia!).

How do i start with wisdom teeth extraction?

Not everyone requires wisdom tooth removal, but it’s fair to say that the vast majority of people will at some point in their lives. Procedures tend to be less complex and more affordable when potential issues are diagnosed early. Contact us today at our Maple, Ontario clinic for an initial assessment. Wisdom teeth extraction is one of our specializations, and we provide all services in-house. You’ll be happier with a healthy mouth!

What happens after wisdom teeth extraction?

After your wisdom teeth treatment, you should expect to experience sensitivity for a few days. Make sure you can rest the entire day following the procedure. Common post-wisdom tooth removal side-effects include: 

  • Light bleeding
  • Mild pain: In most cases, the pain should be manageable via over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, or those prescribed by your dentist.
  • Swelling and bruising: Apply an ice pack regularly to your cheek to help limit swelling.

Although wounds in the mouth can be particularly noticeable, they also heal very quickly. Within a week you should be fully recovered from your surgery. During this period, we strongly recommend patients abstain from alcohol and tobacco; stick to softer foods; and clean their mouths carefully. 

In most cases, no follow-up appointment is required. If you experience any complications or ongoing sensitivity, our team will be ready to assist.

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