Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removal

Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removal

The team at R Dentists in Mississauga is committed to helping our patients maintain excellent oral health. We hope to help you keep your natural teeth for life. However, there are times when a tooth cannot be saved. We only recommend extraction in cases of irreparable damage, an impacted wisdom tooth, or when crowding is preventing orthodontic treatment.

About the Tooth Extraction Process

Pulling a tooth does not need to be painful. We take precise steps to ensure your comfort, and to minimize disruption to surrounding tissue.

  • The first step is to numb the area completely. We carefully check to make sure the tissue is numb before beginning any work.
  • Next, the gum tissue is gently separated from the tooth surface.
  • The tooth is removed using precision techniques with minimal force.
  • Throughout the process, you should not feel any pain. You may be aware of pressure, but it is not uncomfortable.

Surgical Extraction

In most cases, a tooth can be removed in a straightforward process. However, sometimes that is not possible. Surgical extraction is most common with impacted wisdom teeth, which are partially or completely covered by gum tissue. Fractured or severely damaged teeth can also be problematic. If a tooth does not come out in one piece, the fragments need to be removed surgically.

Healing and Recovery

The mouth heals very quickly after an extraction, but you may experience some swelling or discomfort in the first few days. We will provide you with complete aftercare instructions. Some of the most important points include:

  • Eat soft foods and avoid drinking through a straw
  • If antibiotics or pain medications are prescribed, take as directed
  • Use an ice pack to control swelling, if needed

If you have any questions or you want to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (905) 567-6757.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Removal is a preventive measure against future teeth infection, gum inflammation, cysts ( and other rare pathology).

How long does it take to recover from a wisdom tooth removal?

1-2 weeks depending on how invasive the procedure gets. This various across individuals.

Is wisdom tooth removal painful?

The procedure during appointment is usually painless. Pain is apparent after the procedure and is controlled with pain medication.

When can I eat normally after wisdom tooth extraction?

Soft diet and no hard chewing for a week.

How long does it take for the hole to close after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Takes a few weeks for the gums to fill in the space and a few months for the bone to fill in.

What are some problems that can arise if I do not remove my wisdom teeth?

Possible teeth infection, gummy inflammation, and rare pathologies (ie. cysts).

Can I brush my teeth after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

Recommended to brush the area 1-2 days after. The rest of the mouth should be continued to be brushed.

Can I work out after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

No contact sports for 6-8 weeks.

How much will it cost to get my wisdom teeth removed?

Depending on the complexity of the treatment $1300-1800.

Is wisdom tooth removal covered by insurance?

Yes 80-100% depending on the type of insurance.

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