Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Extraction of wisdom teeth is a common procedure done in dental clinics.

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth that come through the mouth between the age of 17 to 25. While most people have 4 wisdom teeth, with 1 in each corner of the mouth, some have fewer or none at all.

Do I Need To Extract My Wisdom Teeth?

Extraction is usually not needed if your wisdom teeth grow well and do not cause any issues. In some patients, wisdom teeth get stuck and only grow partially through the gums, causing dental problems. If this happens, extraction of the teeth may be necessary.

When Do I Need To Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Your dentist may take a full mouth x-ray and advise a wisdom tooth removal when:

What To Expect For Wisdom Tooth Extraction ?

It requires only one visit. 

Before the procedure begins, areas around the tooth will be numbed. You may feel some slight pressure during the procedure as the dentist loosen the tooth and remove it. It is normal to experience mild discomfort for 1 to 3 days after the procedure. Home care instructions and medications will be given to help you with the recovery process.