Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Mississauga
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
While often considered a rite of passage, the emergence of wisdom teeth can create a number of secondary complications for a patient’s smile. At Square One Dental, our team
provides wisdom teeth extraction in Mississauga, as well as treatment for issues that result from wisdom teeth complications.
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Why Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
The third molars, also referred to as wisdom teeth, typically emerge between the ages of 15 – 23. At this point, most patients have already undergone dental treatments or orthodontics
to correct their bite and teeth alignment, leaving insufficient space to accommodate these extra teeth. Depending on how these third molars emerge, they may become impacted or trapped between the bone and gum tissue, causing discomfort and disrupting the alignment of your smile.
When wisdom teeth are able to only partially emerge, they can be difficult to clean, allowing debris to collect between the molar and gums. This can quickly lead to bacteria growth, which causes tooth infection and gum disease. These secondary conditions can compromise the patient’s oral and general health. For these reasons, our Mississauga dentists recommend wisdom tooth extraction before these teeth can cause damage to your smile or oral health.
What is the Process of Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Removing wisdom teeth begins with an in-depth analysis of your smile. Using highly detailed images provided by digital x-rays, our Mississauga dentists collaborate with your oral surgeon to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to effectively remove your third molar teeth without damaging the surrounding teeth.
During the extraction procedure, anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area. An incision made into the gum tissue covering the tooth. In the event of tooth impaction, any bone covering the molar is also removed. Depending on the position and size of the tooth, it may be broken into smaller pieces for easier removal. Once the wisdom tooth and root has been removed, the opening is closed with stitches and the patient is sent home for recovery.
Recovering from Extraction Surgery
Recovery from wisdom tooth extraction is not particularly extensive and many patients are able to return to their routine within several days. At-home care following wisdom tooth extraction includes gently rinsing your mouth with warm salt water and carefully brushing your teeth and tongue. To prevent infection or dry socket, patients should avoid hard foods, smoking, touching the surgical area with their finger or tongue, using straws, and unnecessary physical exertion.
To ensure the area is healing correctly following wisdom tooth extraction and to have their stitches removed, patients visit our Mississauga dental office for follow-up care. The Square One Dental team is committed to ensuring successful wisdom tooth removal and recovery. For more information about wisdom tooth removal in Mississauga, contact the dentists at Square One Dental today.