Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common oral surgeries in Canada, according to the Canadian Dental Association. At Lakewood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, MB, we can extract wisdom teeth, or third molars, if needed. Our general dentists Dr. McDermid and Dr. Dhillon have been performing this procedure for decades.
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed, but yours might need to if they’re:
- Causing pain in your ears or jaw
- Making your gums sore or swollen
- Overcrowding your teeth
- In the way of you getting braces
- Misaligning your teeth
- Coming in crooked
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that come in years after all the other adult teeth have erupted – generally, in the late teens and early twenties. Not everyone has wisdom teeth and not every wisdom tooth causes problems. At your biannual dental exams, wisdom teeth are one of the many things your dentist will check for.
Many of us have jaws that are too small to accommodate a third set of molars. If your wisdom teeth only partially erupt, your gums around the eruption site can be become infected. Your dentist can help you make a good decision for the health of your mouth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal and Aftercare
Before your wisdom tooth is removed, sedation and local anesthetic options will be discussed with you. Dentists have special tools for loosening and removing your teeth. Sometimes, wisdom teeth are impacted and require a little more effort and time to remove.
We offer nitrous oxide sedation during a procedure like this. Nitrous has been used for decades as a way to improve the dental experience and make patients more comfortable during treatment.
After your wisdom teeth are removed, Lakewood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, MB will send you home with special instructions for aftercare. These instructions will help you avoid infection and promote healing.
Don’t worry about your wisdom teeth. See a dentist and get answers. Schedule your appointment with one of our dentists at Lakewood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, MB by calling (204) 977-8515 or using our quick online form.