Wisdom Teeth Extraction

in Burlington, ON

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Wisdom teeth extraction is a common dental procedure performed to remove the third set of molars, also known as wisdom teeth. These teeth are the last to emerge, typically appearing between the ages of 17 and 25. However, due to limited space in the jaw, they often cause problems and may need to be extracted.

What are Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure in which one or more wisdom teeth are removed from the back of the mouth. The extraction is performed by Dr. Zemskova or an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth may need to be extracted for various reasons, such as impaction (when they are trapped beneath the gumline), overcrowding, misalignment, decay, or the risk of potential oral health issues.

How Do Wisdom Tooth Extractions Work?

During wisdom teeth extraction, the procedure typically involves several steps. First, Dr. Zemskova or the oral surgeon administers local anesthesia or sedation to ensure the patient’s comfort during the extraction. Once the patient is numbed, the dentist makes an incision in the gum if the wisdom tooth is impacted. In some cases, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces for easier removal. Carefully, the wisdom tooth is extracted from its socket in the jawbone and any surrounding debris or infected tissue is removed.

After the tooth is extracted, the incision site is usually stitched closed to aid in the healing process. The patient will receive aftercare instructions, including guidelines for pain management, eating soft foods, avoiding certain activities, and maintaining good oral hygiene. The healing process can take a few days to a couple of weeks, and it’s crucial for the patient to follow the dentist’s instructions for a smooth recovery.

Benefits of
Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Overall, extracting wisdom teeth can improve oral health, prevent potential complications, and provide relief from discomfort. Consulting a dentist, such as Dr Zemskova, for a timely evaluation is crucial to determine if extraction is necessary and to enjoy these benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?

Wisdom teeth extraction is performed under anesthesia, so patients typically experience little to no pain during the procedure. Afterward, some discomfort and swelling may occur, but this can be managed with pain medication and proper care.

When should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

The timing for wisdom teeth removal varies for each individual. It is best to consult with Dr. Zemskova for an evaluation. In some cases, it is recommended to remove them before they cause problems, typically during the late teens or early twenties.

Are all wisdom teeth required to be removed?

Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted. If they are healthy, fully erupted, positioned correctly, and can be cleaned properly, they may not require removal. However, impacted, partially erupted, or misaligned wisdom teeth are often candidates for extraction.

How long is the recovery period after wisdom tooth extraction?

Recovery typically takes a few days to a week. Patients may experience some swelling, discomfort, and mild bleeding immediately after the extraction. Following the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Zemskova is crucial for a smooth recovery.

Experience a hassle-free Wisdom Tooth Extraction at Lakefront Family Dental by filling out the form below. Our skilled dental professionals will carefully assess your wisdom teeth’s condition, address any concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan just for you. Take the first step towards alleviating discomfort and potential oral health issues by scheduling your Wisdom Tooth Extraction today. Rest assured, we are dedicated to providing guidance throughout the procedure, ensuring your optimal oral health and a confident smile.