Wisdom Teeth Extraction Long Branch
One of the most common oral surgeries that most people require in their late teens or early twenties is wisdom teeth extraction. Wisdom teeth, called so because they usually do not appear until adulthood, almost always require removal. In the past, our skulls and jaws have changed shape over human history, shortening our jaw's length for increased cranial capacity. As a result, wisdom teeth, which used to grow in alignment with the rest of our teeth, now tend to grow at angles that cause pain and threaten the well-being of our other teeth.
Orchard Dental Care performs wisdom teeth extractions for patients in Long Branch! If you're experiencing dental discomfort due to impacted wisdom tooth eruption, call us today at (416) 239-3773 to schedule a visit with Drs Elizabeth Polanski and Martin Szczutkowski. We ask questions about your dental goals, discuss your options for creating your ultimate smile and design a customized dental plan to craft you a dazzling smile.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually grow between 17 and 25 and are spotted on x-rays before breaking through the gum line. Sometimes all four wisdom teeth erupt normally and don't cause any problems. But frequently, wisdom teeth grow from an angle or stay fully or partially trapped in the jawbone or under the gum tissue.
Several problems can occur if you do not have enough room in your mouth for your third molars to erupt fully. Impacted wisdom teeth should be removed before their root structure is fully developed. In some patients, it is as early as 12 or 13, and in others, it may not be until the early twenties. Problems tend to occur with increasing frequency after the age of 30. Some of the possible issues related to not removing your wisdom teeth include infection, cyst formation, possible crowding, and damage to adjacent teeth.
As such, wisdom teeth extractions near Long Branch are recommended for patients to prevent:
- Damage to other teeth as the extra set of molars can push against other teeth, causing pain and bite issues
- Jaw damage
- Sinus issues such as pain, pressure and congestion
- Cavities and gum disease as swollen gums create pockets between teeth that help bacteria grow, and cavities form
- Alignment issues as impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with crowding of other teeth
Orchard Dental's Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process Long Branch
At Orchard Dental near Long Branch, 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.
What To Expect After Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Different people experience different things after their wisdom teeth extraction Long Branch. Most patients can resume normal, daily activities the day after their wisdom teeth extraction Long Branch, recovering fully in three to four days. Nevertheless, it's important to avoid activities that could dislodge stitches or the blood clot over your wound.
During your wisdom teeth recovery, you may experience:
- A swollen mouth and cheeks
- Mild visible bruising on your cheeks
- A stiff, sore jaw
- Mild swelling
- Oozing from the extraction site
- Pain, worse if the extraction had complications
- Tingling or numbness of your face, lips or tongue
However, if your wisdom teeth were impacted or grew in at an angle, the wound remaining after surgery may not be completely healed for months. As such, thoroughly cleaning the area is vital to prevent pain and infection.
With new state-of-the-art dental treatments, our Dentists near Long Branch work on all areas of your smile to keep you feeling and looking your best. We ask questions about your dental goals, discuss your options for creating your ultimate smile and design a customized dental plan to craft you a dazzling smile. To book an appointment for wisdom teeth extraction Long Branch, call Orchard Dental today at (416) 239-3773.
What To Expect After Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction
After your wisdom teeth extraction, it is very important that you do a thorough job caring for your mouth to avoid infections and complications. Your dentist at Orchard Dental will provide you with instructions on cleaning and protecting your mouth after surgery.
In the days after your wisdom teeth extraction Long Branch, it can be helpful to :
- Avoid strenuous activity and exercise
- Avoid touching the wound
- Gently rinse the extraction site with an antiseptic mouthwash after 24 hours. Repeat this regularly over the next few days to reduce gum soreness and inflammation
- Use pain killers to alleviate pain and discomfort
- Avoid smoking, spitting and drinking from a straw
- Apply ice-packs to your cheeks outside the surgery site
- Eat soft food or liquid food, chewing with your front teeth
Meet Our Dentists at Orchard Dental
Our family dentists at Orchard Dental Care have years of training and experience.
Dr. Elizabeth Polanski specializes in family and cosmetic dentistry and is known as a gentle dentist for her careful and considerate treatment of patients. She offers a full range of services, including full mouth reconstruction, veneers, crowns, bridges, root canal treatment, preventive treatment, and teeth whitening. As a professional family dentist in Toronto, she provides quality dental care in a friendly atmosphere and believes her patients are the most critical part of the practice. This inspires regular participation in continuing education, as well as the incorporation of new materials and methods for the benefit of patients.
Dr. Martin Szczutkowski specializes in restorative dentistry, full-mouth fixed and removable prosthesis, rotary root canal therapy, surgical extractions including wisdom teeth extractions Long Branch, periodontal surges and pediatric dentistry. As a professional family dentist in Toronto, his combination of bright intelligence and warm, courteous manner allows him to treat patients seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth and smile.
At Orchard Dental, our staff provide an easy-going office environment where we value your health, dental concerns, and personal choices. Our dentists near Long Branch specializing in cosmetic dentistry can offer smile restoration and smile enhancement services to prevent decay and help maintain your optimal oral health.
Clean Air Technology
With all the worries people have about going to the dentist, breathing unhealthy air shouldn’t be one of them. Dental offices are public, high-traffic spaces, with patients themselves a source of air pollution. And because of the impact of common colds, diseases, viruses and illnesses, the need to prevent the spread of airborne viral and bacterial infectious agents is greater than ever.
However, our medical-grade air purifiers remove chemicals, toxins, germs, odours, and most importantly they kill airborne viruses, to help reduce the spread of illness. Therefore you can breathe easily at every appointment that our clean air technology and air purification technology is there to ensure your safety throughout your visit.
About Orchard Dental Care
Orchard Dental Care is a professional dental office near Long Branch with flexible morning, evening and weekend hours to comfortably accommodate your dental needs. Our dentists treat patients of all ages, ensuring your entire family leaves with a bright and healthy smile.