The Wisdom Tooth Removal Process
When a wisdom tooth only emerges partially a flap of the skin may form over the tooth. This can make the tooth hard to clean, and pieces of food may become caught under the skin. This makes it easy for an infection, called pericoronitis (inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding the crown portion of a tooth), to develop. It will usually go away on its own but it can cause swelling and pain in the area. However, it usually re-occurs over time, necessitating the removal of the wisdom teeth.
Identifying the Issue
Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that can potentially cause problems such as infections, need to be removed. At Sheppard Village Dental we will explore the situation to discover how many wisdom teeth need to be removed. Extractions can range from a single tooth removal to the removal of all four wisdom teeth at once. Each situation is unique and we will work with you to decide the best solution for your overall health.
The Removal Process
At Sheppard Village Dental we are here to ensure your comfort every step of the way. Based on the preference of the dentist and the patient a local anaesthetic can be used to numb the areas where the tooth will be extracted. Some patients prefer to sleep through the procedure, so we do offer sedation.
Minimal Invasive Technique
Extractions are a common procedure and should not cause undue stress. At Sheppard Village Dental, we use a technique to gently remove your tooth. This allows for faster recovery time.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can expect to be our number one priority. We know that a visit to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favourite place but we are here to make the process as relaxing, enjoyable and informative as possible. We will schedule your regular cleaning and checkup appointments to ensure that your oral health is up to date. If we notice any issues, they will be brought to your attention and an action plan will immediately be put into place. We are here to keep your smile healthy!
Pericoronitis is inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding the crown portion of a tooth. Pericoronitis usually affects wisdom teeth where gum tissue overlies the chewing surface of the tooth.
Yes. Your comfort is a top priority and that’s why we offer a variety of different sedation options. Once your appointment has been booked, we will discuss the best sedation option for you and your health.
Full recovery takes around 2 weeks but it’s important to free up your schedule for at least three to four days after the procedure before getting back to your daily routine. This will allow you enough time for rest and recovery.
Depending on your situation and how many teeth you need to have removed the cost can vary. Once you have scheduled your consultation we will be able to provide you with a personalized quote. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any other questions or concerns.
In most cases, yes. We can send an estimate to your insurance provider to find out ahead of time.