Wisdom Teeth Removal in Etobicoke
One of the most common oral surgeries that a majority of people will require in their late teens or early twenties is the extraction of wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth, called so because they usually do not appear until adulthood, almost always require removal. This is due to the fact that our skulls and jaws have changed shape over the course of human history, shortening the length of our jaw for increased cranial capacity. As a result, our third molars, which used to grow in alignment with the rest of our dentition, now tend to grow at angles that cause pain and threaten the well-being of our other teeth.
Orchard Dental Care performs extractions of these teeth for patients in the communities of Etobicoke, Kingsway, Sunnylea, and beyond! If you’re experiencing dental discomfort due to impacted wisdom tooth eruption, call us today to schedule a visit with Drs. Elizabeth Polanski and Martin Szczutkowski.
What to Expect with Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Our team understands that the idea of dental surgery can be intimidating and stressful for many patients. To alleviate some of this anxiety, we ensure that patients know what to expect from their surgery and recovery to foster confidence moving forward.
The approach we take for the extraction can vary, depending on your specific situation and whether the teeth are impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth is blocked by other parts of the dental structure, preventing it from erupting through the gum line. This can cause significant discomfort, inflammation, shifting of other teeth out of alignment, and potential infection.
Recovering from Surgery
After surgery, patients are given a prescription for medication to reduce discomfort during the healing period. Additionally, each patient receives specific instructions for at-home aftercare, detailing how to prevent dry sockets, which foods are easiest to eat, and how long you should plan to rest.
While most patients feel better after only a few days, you should avoid brushing your teeth, rinsing with mouthwash, and spitting for at least 24 hours following your treatment.
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If you or a loved one are experiencing pain that may be related to the arrival of third molars, don’t hesitate to contact Orchard Dental Care today. Drs. Polanski and Szczutkowski can assess your dental situation and develop the best plan of action to alleviate your discomfort.