Wisdom Teeth Removal Richview | Orchard Dental
One of the most common oral surgeries that most people 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 because our skulls and jaws have changed shape over human history, shortening our jaw's length 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 wisdom teeth removals for patients in the communities of Etobicoke, Kingsway, Sunnylea, and beyond! 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. 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.
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As wisdom teeth develop, the roots become longer, and the jaw bone more dense. When it is necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth in your thirties, forties or beyond, the post-operative course can be prolonged with a higher complication rate. As a result, treating these complications is often more difficult and less predictable than with a younger patient. Healing may be slower, and there may be a higher chance of infection. In general, you will heal faster, more predictably and have fewer complications if treated in your teens or early twenties.
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.
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 dental structure parts, preventing it from erupting through the gum line. This can cause significant discomfort, inflammation, other teeth shifting out of alignment, and potential infection.
Recovering from Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery
After surgery, patients receive a prescription for medication to reduce discomfort during the healing period. Additionally, each patient gets specific instructions for at-home aftercare, detailing how to prevent dry sockets, which foods are most comfortable to eat, and how long you should plan to rest.
Different people experience different things after their wisdom teeth have been removed. You may experience soreness in the jaw, mild swelling, or oozing from the socket. 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.
With new state-of-the-art dental treatments, our Dentists 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 removal, call Orchard Dental today at (416) 239-3773.
Meet Our Dentists at Orchard Dental
Our family dentists at Orchard Dental Care have years of training and experience. When you choose Orchard for your dental health needs, not only are you placing your smile in good hands, we’ll give you the answers and information to feel like you’re in good hands!
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 Richview, 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 removal Richview, periodontal surges and pediatric dentistry. As a professional family dentist in Richview, his combination of bright intelligence and warm, courteous manner allows him to treat patients seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth and smile.
Your appearance is important, and we want to help create a smile you can be proud of. Our dentists in Richview specializing in cosmetic dentistry can offer smile restoration and smile enhancement services to prevent decay and help maintain your optimal oral health.
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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 Richview 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.