Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, are the last to appear in the oral cavity. In many cases, they do not appear normally or remain impacted within the jawbone, causing severe pain and distress. Our qualified dentist, Dr. Khan, has years of experience performing this procedure with minimal pain and discomfort.

That’s why, at Contemporary Dental Care, we offer comfortable wisdom tooth extractions to optimize your oral health, so you can rest assured that your care is in skilled hands.

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    Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Necessary

    Wisdom teeth normally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Around this age, jaw development is almost complete, and you may not have sufficient room to accommodate these teeth. This may lead to partial or complete impaction of the wisdom teeth. Lack of treatment may lead to one or more of the following consequences:

    • Severe pain: Impaction of third molars can cause immense pain, which may also radiate to the head, neck, and surrounding areas.
    • Gum inflammation: The gum overlying the impacted tooth may become inflamed, causing increased discomfort.
    • Difficulty in eating food: You may find it troublesome to bite or chew food normally due to impacted teeth.
    • Risk of cavities: Wisdom teeth are more susceptible to cavities. It can also threaten the health of surrounding teeth.
    • Crowding: Late or abnormal eruption of wisdom teeth may disturb the normal alignment of teeth and cause crowding.

    To avoid such complications, our dentists suggest the removal of partially or fully impacted third molars. The procedure is safe and can help restore optimum oral health.

    Questions About Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

    Types of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

    At the time of your initial consultation, our dentist will examine the condition of your third molars. We will also take digital dental X-rays to determine the size and positioning of the tooth. Based on these factors, we may opt between simple or surgical tooth extractions.

    Simple Extraction

    If your wisdom tooth is intact and visible above the gum line, we will proceed with the simple extraction technique. After anesthetizing the treatment site, we will gently loosen the tooth within the socket.

    Next, we will use dental forceps to extract the tooth as a whole. We will then place a pressure gauze to minimize post-extraction bleeding. This procedure does not involve stitches and has a shorter recovery period.

    Surgical Extraction

    If one or more of your wisdom teeth are impacted beneath the gums or jawbone, we may require surgical intervention. In this procedure, we will place a small incision over the gums and trim the bone to access the tooth.

    If the tooth is too angulated, we may divide it into sections for easy removal. At the end of the procedure, we will close the incision with sutures. It may take 3 to 4 weeks to achieve a proper recovery.

    Schedule An Appointment With Us

    If you have been experiencing pain or discomfort due to third molars, we suggest scheduling a consultation for wisdom tooth extraction. Our dentist will help you make the best decision for your oral health. Call us today to book an appointment.

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