Family & General Dentistry

Wisdom Teeth Removal

We Offer Wisdom Teeth Removal Services in South East Calgary

Are you experiencing sudden pain in the back of your mouth? It might be due to developing wisdom teeth. Visit Sundance Dental in SE Calgary for wisdom teeth removal services. Contact us today to schedule a check-up.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that usually develop in the back of the mouth right behind the second molars. They typically develop in the middle teenage years or early adulthood.

Why Wisdom Teeth Cause Pain:

The human jaw can typically accommodate 32 permanent adult teeth, and the additional stress caused by developing wisdom teeth can lead to considerable pain and tenderness. There are three ways in which this sudden pressure can cause complications:

Soft Tissue Impaction:

It means that due to the extra teeth there isn’t enough space for the gums to retract for the proper cleaning of the teeth.

Partial Tissue Impaction:

In this situation, there is enough space for the teeth to fully erupt but it cannot help in the chewing process. It also creates problem while cleaning and brushing hence need to be removed.

Complete Bony Impaction:

It means that there is completely no room for the teeth to erupt and it is embedded in the jawbone. During this situation, it becomes necessary to remove the teeth. 

You can consult our dentist to know whether your wisdom teeth will be beneficial or if they need to be removed.

How Wisdom Teeth Removal Works?

The wisdom teeth removal process might require a small surgery. Our dentists will analyze your wisdom teeth and take an X-ray of your mouth and jaw. After making a thorough analysis, we will begin with the procedure. The process goes as follows: 

Your tooth/teeth and surrounding tissues will be numbed using local anesthesia. If you’re too nervous about the process, we will give you some form of sedation. After the anesthesia starts affecting and your surgical area is numb, we will begin the process. We will loosen the connective tissues using special tools and with another set of tools remove the tooth/teeth. You might feel a lot of pressure while removing the tooth but you’ll feel no pain due to the anesthesia. After the tooth is extracted, the area will be stitched to improve healing. These stitches will be dissolvable and will not cause you any pain or discomfort.

After the Surgery

Knowing what to expect both during and after surgery helps patients become confident and mentally prepared. Once the tooth is completely removed, you’ll need to bite down on sterile gauze (a type of fabric) for about 30 minutes just to make sure the bleeding has fully stopped. You’ll be advised to consume only liquids and soft foods (keeping talking to a minimum) and avoid brushing your teeth for the first 24 hours post operation. You might experience some mild discomfort and swelling for a few days after surgery. The Dentist will be provide information on further steps to take if the pain becomes severe.

Common Questions

Q. What are wisdom teeth in the first place?

A. They are third molars located in the very back of the mouth, and develop later than other teeth. 

Q. At what age do people develop wisdom teeth?

A. Typically during the late teen years and early adulthood, hence the name ‘wisdom teeth’.

Q. What are the symptoms of developing wisdom teeth?
A. You might experience pain in the jaws as well as tenderness and swelling around the gums. You might even see a small eruption behind your second molar.

Q. Why is wisdom teeth removal so important?
A. To prevent crowding at the back of your mouth, which could damage the surrounding teeth. However, if they develop properly there is no need to remove them.

Q. How long will the anesthesia last?
A. The effect of local anesthesia is typically between 8 to 10 hours.

Q. Will I be given sedation?
A. Sedation might be an option if you are nervous about the procedure. Our dentists will take all factors into consideration and discuss potential options.

Q. How long will it take for me to fully recover?
A. After the tooth is removed, it might take 7 to 8 days for all pain and sensitivity to fully subside.

Get in Touch for a Consultation

If you are experiencing pain or heightened sensitivity, schedule an appointment with our dentist. For more information on wisdom teeth removal in Calgary contact us today.

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Calgary, AB T2Y 2Z3


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