Wisdom Tooth Extraction Airdrie
wisdom tooth extraction in Airdrie
Wisdom teeth are located at the back of your mouth. They are four adult, or permanent, teeth that are placed at the back of the top and bottom of your mouth. They are also called the third molars and are the last teeth to grow in your mouth. Wisdom teeth usually show up between 17 and 25 years of age. Most people have their wisdom teeth come in with no problem, but some people never develop wisdom teeth.
When you need to get your wisdom teeth removed, you will need to get a dental surgical procedure that will remove the affected wisdom tooth (Or teeth.) There are situations where wisdom teeth are pulled even when they are not causing pain. This is to prevent future dental issues.
The extraction will be done by a dentist or oral surgeon.
Why do Wisdom teeth need to be removed?
There are many reasons you may need to get your wisdom teeth out. A common reason to have an extraction is when the wisdom tooth is impacted.
An impacted wisdom tooth is when a wisdom tooth is crowded and doesn’t have room to move or grow down into line. This results in incredible pain and sometimes infection, as well as other dental issues. Sometimes the wisdom tooth only partially erupts (breaks through,) or not erupt at all. A wisdom tooth will also need to be taken out if it is coming in at the wrong angle. It will press against the rest of your teeth and cause issues. Sometimes, your mouth just isn’t big enough and your jaw just doesn't have room for any more teeth. If you have gum disease or cavities, you may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth well enough to care for them, and they should come out.
How do you know if the wisdom tooth is impacted? Besides asking you dentist, here are some signs:
- The tooth grows at an angle towards the back of your mouth.
- The tooth is growing at an angle towards a second molar.
- If the wisdom tooth is growing at an angle to other teeth.
- Sometimes the tooth grows straight down or up but still in the jawbone.
Wisdom tooth removal process in Airdrie
To prepare for the surgery, you will be asked to refrain from eating and drinking after midnight before the surgery, and definitely no smoking. You will need to tell the dentist or surgeon if you are taking any prescribed or over-the-counter medicines. Prepare for the days after surgery by buying smoothies, ice cream, and other soft foods. Make sure your room at home is ready for your return, and go to your surgery in comfortable clothes. No makeup or jewelry is needed. You will need to have someone drive you home, you will not be able to do that.
The surgery itself should take around 45 minutes. You will be given local anesthesia to numb the area, but you may also receive a sedative if the surgeon thinks it is needed.
Types of Anesthesia that may be used:
- Local: Your mouth is numbed with a shot of mepivacaine, novocaine, or lidocaine to numb the area. You may be offered “laughing gas,” or nitrous oxide to help you relax or sleep during surgery. It will wear off shortly after surgery.
- IV Sedation: Your mouth will be numbed, but you will also have drugs put into an iv, into your arm, to make you sleepy. It is possible you will sleep through the surgery.
- General Sedation: You will be given drugs through a mask or IV to help you sleep through the whole procedure. You may not wake up for about an hour after surgery.
In the operation itself, the dentist or dental surgeon may have to cut gums or bone to get the wisdom teeth out. An incision is made to expose the tooth and bone that blocks the tooth root. The surgeon then divides the tooth into sections, making it easier to remove. Once the tooth is removed, the site(s) is cleaned and stitches are used. Stitches will be needed to close the wounds and promote healing. The stitches will dissolve and gauze is often used to control blood.
How we can help You with your Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Airdrie?
At our dental clinic, we can help you by providing top-quality treatments that benefit all ages. Wisdom teeth extractions Airdrie can help with the appearance, function, and support of your smile. We can make sure the process of the extraction is effective and quick, and discuss healing time for your situation. Our clinic will make sure you are prescribed any medication to help control pain until you are healed.
We aim to provide you treatment and get you back on your feet so you can get back to your regular lifestyle, with a smile.