What is a wisdom tooth extraction?

Wisdom are the last set of molars to erupt in our mouths, and usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25.   Our team at Fraser Family usually examines our patients between the ages of 16 and 19, to determine if we recommend wisdom tooth extraction.

If wisdom teeth are not removed overcrowding can occur, and this can jeopardize the existing teeth.  They can cause teeth to begin overlapping each other, and may move teeth out of place. It is important to remove them as soon as we see they either are erupting or causing an issue in the mouth.  Many people have small mouths, and this usually poses a problem with wisdom teeth if they do not have the proper room to erupt.

If you have been recommended for wisdom tooth extraction, the procedure is relatively simple.  The process takes approximately 45 minutes to remove the wisdom teeth, and local or general anesthesia is used in our office to keep our patients comfortable and pain free.

During the procedure we will remove the wisdom teeth, and may need to cut the gums around the area. If needed, stiches are used, and these will dissolve within a few days so there is no need to come back into the office to have them removed. We will provide gauze pads around the area to help with any fluid, but this should subside shortly after the procedure. Patients may have some pain or sensitivity after the procedure, but this will subside after a few days.

Having your wisdom teeth removed can help prevent future issues, and make sure your teeth do not move out of place. Our team at Fraser Family provides excellent care, making sure our patients feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Kashyap Vora has over 25 years of experience in the dental industry, and we strive to provide the very best care for our patients.

If you are interested in finding out more about wisdom tooth removal, please call or email Fraser Family today to schedule your appointment.

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