Having your wisdom teeth removed around the ages of 17-24 seems like a rite of passage and part of entering into your adult years. Although some people may feel nervous about the idea of having their wisdom teeth removed, it can actually be quite a simple procedure – especially thanks to our sedation dentistry offices around the Lower Mainland who offer wisdom teeth removal!
Understanding Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the last of the large grinding teeth at the back of the mouth – also known as molars. Although some people never develop wisdom teeth, most could have up to four. They don’t always cause problems, but if there isn’t enough space for your wisdom teeth to grow at the back of your mouth, they can cause pain, swelling or infection – which are known as impacted wisdom teeth.
Having your impacted wisdom teeth surgically removed will help relieve these symptoms and ensure overcrowding doesn’t occur, or create other ongoing infections.
What to Expect With Wisdom Teeth Removal
A parent or guardian will need to be present during your wisdom teeth removal appointment, as someone will be required to take you home after your treatment due to the sedation process.
Once you are comfortably sedated, your wisdom teeth will be extracted, after which a few stitches may be necessary to close up the area, or your dentist may allow them to heal and close naturally.
When you awake, you will have a piece of gauze to gently bite down on to keep the empty sockets clean for a certain amount of time after your surgery, but overall – there should be little to no discomfort following your wisdom teeth removal at any of our Metro Vancouver sedation offices.
If you feel any discomfort, you can apply an icepack or a warm compress on your face, along with an over-the-counter pain relief medication. Also, it will be recommended that you move your jaw for healing and circulation, and that you drink plenty of fluids (ideally – water).
At DentistsRUs, we ensure you wisdom teeth removal treatment is a comfortable, pain-free procedure thanks to our sedation dentistry office across the Lower Mainland found below!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC
Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC
Port Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster, BC