Wisdom Tooth Removal

At Highland Hills Dental Centre, we understand that wisdom tooth removal can be a concern for many patients. Our experienced dental team is here to provide you with expert care and a comfortable experience during this procedure.

Understanding Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars located at the back of your mouth. While they can be valuable assets when healthy and properly positioned, often they require removal due to various issues:

Impaction Wisdom teeth may become impacted if there isn't enough space for them to emerge fully. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth.

Misalignment Wisdom teeth can grow in at odd angles, potentially pushing against neighboring teeth and causing crowding or shifting.

Infection or Gum Disease Wisdom teeth are harder to clean properly, which can lead to gum disease or infections.

When Wisdom Tooth Removal is Necessary

Your dentist will assess the position and condition of your wisdom teeth through examinations and X-rays. Wisdom tooth removal is recommended if:

Pain or Discomfort Wisdom teeth causing pain, discomfort, or pressure may need to be extracted.

Infection or Cysts Infections or cysts around wisdom teeth can lead to more serious dental and overall health issues.

Potential Damage If wisdom teeth are at risk of damaging other teeth, nerves, or jawbone, removal might be recommended.

The Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

Evaluation We assess your dental health and take X-rays to determine the position and condition of your wisdom teeth.

Anesthesia Local or general anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

Extraction The wisdom tooth is carefully removed from its socket, sometimes requiring minor surgical techniques.

Stitches In some cases, stitches might be needed to aid in healing. These are usually dissolvable and don't require removal.

Aftercare We provide you with post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing. Pain, swelling, and bleeding are common initially but can be managed with prescribed medications and home care.

Expert Care for Comfortable Wisdom Tooth Removal

At Highland Hills Dental Centre, we're dedicated to making your wisdom tooth removal as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our skilled team will guide you through each step of the process and provide you with the information you need to have a smooth recovery.