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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Port Perry

Port Perry Dental wisdom teeth extraction services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment, registered nurses, and staff that are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

Pre-surgical oral examination

With an oral examination and X-rays of the mouth from Port Perry Dental Associates, we can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict whether there may be present or future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid- teenage years.

Wisdom tooth extraction procedure

In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia) or intravenous sedation/light general anesthesia. These options as well as the surgical risks (i.e. sensory nerve damage, sinus complications) will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed.

Post-surgical care for wisdom teeth

Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your post-operative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal.

What are wisdom teeth?

By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth - 16 on top and 16 on bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth or molar teeth are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These 4 other teeth are your third molars, also known as wisdom teeth.

Why should I remove my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the tooth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result includes swelling, stiffness, pain and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom tooth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumours or cysts form around the impacted wisdom tooth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted tooth or teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.

If you have any questions regarding the wisdom tooth extraction procedure or our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Location & Hours

Port Perry Dental Associates
Address 462 Paxton St.
Port Perry ON L9L 1A7
Phone 905-985-8459
Fax 905-985-8450
Monday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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