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Hamilton Dental is a full-service dental clinic that offers comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages in Hamilton. Our professional and dedicated team of dentists, hygienists, and staff are committed to delivering the highest standard of oral care for every patient that walks through our door.
Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common dental surgeries performed. However, some adults may also have lingering childhood fears of the dentist’s chair! Our goal is to help patients maintain dental wellness by avoiding complicated procedures. We are committed to making your visit as pain-free as possible.
Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal
Typically, a wisdom tooth extraction is not considered a dental emergency, giving patients time to explore their removal options. However, having one or more impacted wisdom teeth can lead to unbearable levels of pain and discomfort. If you are suffering from severe wisdom tooth pain, you need to visit an oral surgeon to understand if you need wisdom teeth surgery.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure
After an oral examination of your mouth, our dentist may advise an X-ray evaluation. We will then discuss the most suitable wisdom tooth removal technique.
Before surgery, your surgeon will walk you through the procedure, letting you know what to expect. This is the perfect time for you to ask questions or voice any concerns you may have.
A few factors affect how easy it will be to remove your wisdom tooth. For instance, how the tooth is positioned and its stage of root development are critical factors. Another factor that can determine the ease of the wisdom tooth extraction is whether or not the tooth is impacted, in which case, the surgery could become more complicated.
More often than not, getting your wisdom teeth out is a relatively painless procedure and can be done in a single visit to our clinic. Our patient’s comfort is of the utmost importance, which is why we offer local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will recommend the anesthetic option that is right for you.
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Call now to speak with one of our experienced oral physicians about getting wisdom teeth removal done in Hamilton. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third molars and the last teeth to erupt in our mouths. Most people have four of these teeth (one in each corner). Wisdom teeth generally start erupting through the gums during the late teens or in the early 20s, which means that in most cases, the other 28 adult teeth have already been set in place, leaving no room in the mouth for these new teeth to grow correctly. Due to the lack of space in the dental arches, wisdom teeth tend to emerge at an angle and can get stuck after partially erupting. Wisdom teeth that erupt like that are classified as “impacted.”
Infected Wisdom Tooth Symptoms
More often than not, our mouths are usually not big enough to Wisdom teeth tend to erupt at angles, pushing against neighbouring teeth or partially erupting from the gum line. This can increase your risk of developing an infection. Here are some of the most common symptoms you should watch out for:
- Bad breath
- Difficulty chewing
- Pain in or around the tooth
- Pain in the jaw or the side of the face
- Swelling or redness of the gums around the tooth
- Difficulty opening the mouth
- Swollen lymph glands
- If a dentist has removed the tooth, yellow or white discharge from the site of the extraction
Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
If your wisdom teeth push against your other teeth, don’t emerge from the gum line, or erupt at weird angles, they are considered “impacted”. Impacted wisdom teeth don’t usually cause symptoms. Instead, the symptoms you experience will generally be caused by complications resulting from the eruption of your third molars.
Be on the lookout for:
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Jaw pain
- Swelling around the jaw
- Bad breath
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Difficulty opening your mouth
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth are known to cause cysts in jawbones and injure and infect adjacent teeth. We always recommend early evaluation and impacted wisdom tooth removal to prevent complications and maintain impeccable oral hygiene.
Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Hamilton Dental specializes in wisdom tooth extraction procedures and aims to provide gentle and affordable wisdom tooth removal in Hamilton.
Prevent Inflammation and Infection
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe gum inflammation that can quickly spread to the surrounding areas. When part of the wisdom tooth erupts, it can create a flap of gum tissue where food particles get lodged, making it an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. This can ultimately lead to an infection in your wisdom tooth and exacerbate your wisdom tooth pain.
Adjacent Teeth Protection
If there isn’t enough space in your mouth to accommodate your wisdom teeth, they will start pushing against the teeth around them to create the room they need. When they push against your second molars, they can cause bone loss, wisdom tooth pain, and cavities. If you’re worried that are dealing with impacted wisdom teeth, then it’s vital to visit a dentist and evaluate whether you need to have a wisdom tooth extraction procedure.
When wisdom teeth push against their neighbours to make space, the resulting forced movement of the surrounding teeth can lead to headaches. While the pain can be managed with painkillers, it is not a permanent solution, especially if you are dealing with impacted wisdom teeth or infection. The best solution recommended by our experienced dentists at Hamilton Dental Care would be to get your wisdom teeth out.
Eliminate Bad Breath
Bad breath may be an indication that an impacted tooth is causing problems. The teeth should be removed before the situation becomes critical. Well-planned surgeries will result in fewer complications. It is common for people with erupting wisdom teeth or impacted wisdom teeth to breathe through their mouths instead of their noses while sleeping. This can dry out your mouth and cause extra bacterial activity, resulting in bad breath.
Impacted wisdom teeth can also make it hard to open and close your jaws, creating difficulties in cleaning between your teeth. Inevitably, you will experience bad breath and possibly an unpleasant taste in your mouth due to the bacteria building up.
Cyst and Tumor Prevention
It’s rare, but not unheard of, for patients with impacted wisdom teeth to develop cysts and tumours in their jawbone due to deferred wisdom tooth extraction. Removing these benign tumours and cysts can require the removal of unhealthy or damaged tissue and bone around the affected area. Avoid undergoing emergency wisdom tooth removal and wisdom tooth extraction complications. Visit our experienced dentists early and have your wisdom teeth extracted with little to no pain at our state-of-the-art clinic in Hamilton.
Promote Better Hygiene
Wisdom teeth are located in the back of the mouth, which makes cleaning these molars very difficult. If for any reason, you can’t manage the additional oral hygiene practices required to care for your wisdom teeth, it will put your oral health at risk. A simple wisdom tooth extraction procedure can go a long way towards maintaining your oral health.
Book a FREE Consultation for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Hamilton
As a new patient, you will receive a free no-obligation comprehensive consultation, which includes a FREE x-ray with the top wisdom tooth extraction specialist. This will help us determine the best wisdom tooth extraction procedure for YOU.
What can I eat after wisdom teeth removal?
It’s vital to ensure that you’re getting the proper nutrition after having your wisdom teeth removed in Hamilton. A nutritious diet will minimize your risk of developing complications, help reduce swelling, aid wound healing, and provide nourishment to keep you going.
After surgery, you should make sure to eat soft, easy-to-chew foods, ones that are full of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and energy to help your wounds heal faster.
Here are some examples of liquids and soft foods you can eat:
- Apple sauce
- Blended soup and broths
- Mashed potatoes
- Ice cream
- Acidic and spicy foods which cause irritation and pain
- Alcoholic beverages that can irritate the area and are likely to interact negatively with your prescribed pain medication
- Grains (including rice and quinoa) and any types of seeds that can get lodged in the extraction site
- Hard or difficult-to-chew foods (including nuts, chips, and jerky) that can reopen the stitches and delay healing
How long is the wisdom teeth removal recovery time?
Generally, it takes between 3 and 5 days to recover from your wisdom tooth extraction procedure. However, if you have impacted wisdom teeth, it can take as long as two weeks to heal. It’s normal for pain from the extraction to last anywhere from 3 days to a week. complications like an infection or a dry socket (when the blood clot in the wound gets dislodged from the extraction site) can delay your healing.
During the healing process, you may experience the following:
- Swelling is more noticeable for the first few days but gradually subsides. You can gently press a cold cloth to your face to help the swelling go down.
- Visible bruising to your cheek lasting for as long as two weeks after your wisdom teeth surgery.
- A stiff or sore jaw for 7 to 10 days after your wisdom tooth extraction. This discomfort could last longer if the extraction was difficult or complicated.
- Varying levels of pain depending on the level of difficulty and complication of the wisdom tooth extraction.
If you experience any post-operative bleeding, severe pain, or other unusual symptoms, please report back to your dentist or oral surgeon.
How long does wisdom teeth removal take?
Wisdom teeth removal in Hamilton is fast; you can be out of the operating chair in as little as 30 minutes. However, if you have impacted wisdom teeth or other complications, the wisdom teeth surgery can last longer.
Do you have to get your wisdom teeth removed?
Our mouths are usually not big enough to accommodate four new teeth. Because of that, wisdom teeth tend to erupt at weird angles, pushing against the neighbouring teeth or only partially erupting from the gum line. These issues increase your risk of developing infections and other complications due to your wisdom tooth. However, your dentist or healthcare provider is the one who should ultimately guide your decision.