The team at Church Wellesley Dental Centre in Toronto perform Wisdom Teeth removal when the wisdom teeth are causing pain or crowding or are in danger of doing so. If you think you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed, call our office to discuss a treatment plan.
Wisdom teeth are molars that erupt behind your regular molars, often referred to as '3rd Molars'. For most people, wisdom teeth start to come through the gums between the ages of 16 to 25. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, infected, crowding your teeth, or are otherwise causing pain, they may need to be removed.
If our team is concerned about your wisdom teeth during your regular check-up, we will take an x-ray to examine their position. We may recommend proceeding with treatment, or depending on your age and the position of the teeth and whether or not your mouth can accommodate the teeth, waiting to observe how your wisdom teeth progress.
While some people have no problems with their wisdom teeth, for many people they may be impacted, misaligned and poking or rubbing on their cheeks or tongue, causing irritation. Wisdom teeth can cause crowding and shifting of your other teeth – affecting your bite and the alignment of your teeth. They can also be very difficult to keep clean because they are so far back in your mouth and may develop decay.
If a wisdom tooth is impacted it is growing into your mouth sideways instead of up and down. Over time, an impacted wisdom tooth can cause damage to the teeth next to it and potentially cause pain. It is important to remove impacted wisdom teeth before they cause any damage to your smile or pain.
During your appointment, our attentive team will explain how you will care for your mouth after the extraction. By following some simple steps, you can prevent problems after your dental surgery.
Usually we recommend biting on gauze to keep pressure on the extraction point following surgery, regularly icing the area and eating soft foods.
After your procedure, we recommend eating soft foods like smoothies, apple sauce, ice cream and pudding. You can slowly add solid foods back into your diet as you heal.