Gentle Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Edmonton
Your third set of molars, known as wisdom teeth, can cause unnecessary issues for your oral health. At Warehouse District Dental Focus on Smiles, we offer gentle wisdom teeth removal to preserve your dental health and your smile.
If you find out that your wisdom teeth are not erupting correctly or that there is not enough space in your jaw for them, then wisdom teeth extraction is a procedure that can help. Our team is proud to protect the smiles of residents and students in Edmonton and the surrounding areas.
If you are experiencing pressure or pain in the back of your jaws, we have the services to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to see if wisdom teeth removal is right for you.
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What Is Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
Wisdom teeth extraction is a procedure in which our dentist gently removes the third set of molars. This treatment is performed for a number of reasons, including if your jaws do not have enough room for wisdom teeth or if the teeth have become infected. It is an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to go home once our dentist has completed your wisdom teeth removal.
The eruption of the third molars is important because it impacts the rest of your teeth and, ultimately, your overall oral health. If you do not have enough space for your wisdom teeth, they may cause the rest of your teeth to shift closer together, creating a crowding issue. This leads to problems with being able to properly clean your teeth and dislodging food particles that cause cavities and gum disease.
If your wisdom teeth don't erupt and remain under the gum line, they can become infected and jeopardize the health of your teeth and gums. Our team offers simple wisdom teeth removal and will refer you to a trusted specialist if you situation is complex in nature.
Our compassionate team believes that accurate information makes a difference in diagnosis and creating the treatment plan that is right for you. This is why we begin with a thorough exam of your teeth, jaws, and gums. We use modern technology like digital x-rays to ensure we have detailed and precise information to craft a custom treatment plan for you.
We understand that knowledge is power, which is why we take the time to explain to you what your treatment will involve helping alleviate any fear of the unknown. Our team will also provide instructions so you know how to prepare for wisdom teeth removal.
The procedure begins with our gentle dentist administering a local anesthetic to numb the area. You may feel slight pressure during the service, but your discomfort should be minimal. Our team will check on you throughout the extraction procedure to ensure that we do everything possible to maximize your comfort. We use local anesthesia for a number of reasons, including the fact it doesn't impair your motor skills or mental awareness, so you will be able to drive yourself home after the procedure without concern.
Once the extraction is complete, we will clean the site and close the access point with stitches. We will place a small amount of gauze over the extraction site to protect it and promote healing.
What Should I Do After Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
Our dentist will discuss proper post-procedure care with you and provide tips and suggestions to promote healing and prevent complications like dry socket. One of the main things to avoid is exposing the extraction site by dislodging or removing the protective blood clot your body will naturally form over the area. It's important that you do not drink from a straw or smoke during the first week following wisdom teeth removal because the suction created will compromise the blood clot and allow bacteria and food particles to enter the extraction site.
You should only eat soft foods for the first few days because hard or sticky foods irritate the area and dislodge the blood clot. Our dentist will also discuss which over-the-counter pain medications are safe to use if you need them during the healing period.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction FAQs
Our team encourages you to ask questions and share your concerns, and we are happy to provide the answers and information you need to feel confident in your treatment plan. Some of the most common questions we receive include:
Dry socket is a painful condition that occurs when the blood clot over the extraction site becomes dislodged, and the bone and nerves are exposed. Our team ensures you have the information needed to minimize your risk of developing this condition. However, should you develop dry socket, we work hard to help you minimize the pain and heal promptly.
Yes, but you must brush gently and avoid the extraction site. You will also want to rinse your mouth with salt water a few times for the first couple of days to clean the extraction site and prevent germs from accumulating.
Though every person's healing time varies based on their circumstances, it generally takes about 10-14 days to fully recover from wisdom tooth removal.
Our Home for Wisdom Teeth Removal
When you don't have enough room to accommodate your wisdom teeth, it's important to select a gentle dentist who can help. At Warehouse District Dental Focus on Smiles, our team provides precise and effective wisdom teeth extraction to preserve your smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
CALL US: (587) 405-4587 REQUEST APPOINTMENT