What is Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Wisdom tooth removal, also known as third molar extraction, is a common dental procedure. Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that typically emerge in one’s late teens or early twenties. While some individuals have no issues with their wisdom teeth, others may experience various complications that necessitate their removal.
Why we suggest removing wisdom teeth: Common problems associated with wisdom teeth include becoming stuck behind or crowding other teeth, growing crooked, and the potential for infection or gum disease.
Procedure overview: For most patients, the procedure will be done within 90 minutes under local anaesthetic. We can offer other medications that can help with your comfort. From initial consultation and examination to anaesthesia options, our team will provide a step-by-step guide to help you understand what to expect during the procedure.
Aftercare: Most patients experience mild swelling and discomfort that last a few days and that respond well to Tylenol, Advil/Motrin, and ice. Nearly all patients fully recover within 7-10 days. We will provide detailed post-operative care guidelines, including pain management, diet recommendations, and oral hygiene practices.
Risks and complications: Wisdom tooth extraction is generally safe: mild local pain and swelling are the most common side effects. During your assessment, we will outline all potential risks and complications so that you are well-informed to make the best decision for your care.
We understand that undergoing any dental procedure can be intimidating, but rest assured, our team of Surrey, B.C. dentists are dedicated to ensuring a comfortable and stress-free experience for all of our patients. If you have further questions or wish to schedule a consultation, please contact our team at: 604-581-2232 or email [email protected]