Our dentist at Nolan Ridge Dental provides professional wisdom teeth removal and will take care of You through the procedure and recovery, providing the most comfort.
If you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, our dental team will take excellent care of you every step of the way!
Wisdom teeth are the upper and lower third molars, located at the very back of your mouth. They are the last teeth in the mouth. These teeth are called “wisdom teeth” because they usually come in at the age of 17 – 22 years old when a person is old enough to have gained some “wisdom”.
Many people have their third molars for their whole lives. Other people may have to have their wisdom teeth extracted, sometimes before these teeth have erupted into the mouth.
Avoid Potential Issues By Removing Wisdom Teeth Now
Your Calgary dentist may recommend a wisdom tooth extraction if any of the following situations are present:
Not in all cases you can need wisdom tooth extraction in Calgary. But sometimes wisdom teeth can create problems in the jaw and adjacent teeth:
In these instances, wisdom teeth extraction Calgary may be recommended. Please contact our office to consult about your wisdom teeth removal.
The wisdom tooth extraction price in Calgary depends on how difficult it is to extract the tooth. Some wisdom teeth may still be under the gums, in this case, cutting into the gums and bone will be required. Sometimes a general dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon specialist depending on how the tooth is positioned. It is always recommended to book a consultation with our dentist prior to booking any extraction appointments.
Surgical wisdom teeth removal Calgary is called so because the dentist will need to make an incision in your gum if the wisdom tooth has not erupted or is partially erupted. Fully erupted means the tooth has broken through the gum and is fully out; whereas partially erupted means that part of the tooth has broken through the gums while the rest of it is still underneath. The dentist will freeze the area the tooth will be extracted from, known as a local anesthetic. The local anesthetic will numb the tooth and the area around the tooth so that no pain will be felt, however, pressure may be felt. If you are nervous/anxious about having dental work done, our clinic offers nitrous oxide, colloquially known as laughing gas, oral sedation, or a combination of nitrous oxide and oral sedation.
If you prefer general anesthesia, our dentist will be happy to refer you to an oral surgeon specialist closest to you.
What happens to the gum tissue that is cut? The dentist will sew up the incision area with dissolvable stitches which can take anywhere from 3-5 days to dissolve fully in your mouth.After the surgery, you will require prescription medication for pain and infection control. As pain medication we recommend beginning with over-the-counter painkillers such as Ibuprofen (Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol), if that medication inadequately treats your pain, please start your prescription pain medication. Antibiotics will be prescribed to prevent the possibility of infection after surgical tooth removal. Please be aware, if you are taking birth control pills, that pills might become ineffective in combination with antibiotic treatment, and take appropriate precautions.
For 3-5 days after wisdom teeth removal surgery, we recommend a post-operative warm soft diet with clear fluids and soft food, gradually increasing in substance.
Typically, a follow-up appointment is made to see the dentist 7 days post-surgery so that the dentist can check that everything is healing well in your mouth.
Simple wisdom teeth extraction in Calgary is performed when the wisdom teeth are visible and are generally fully erupted. The dentist will freeze the area using local anesthesia, numbing the tooth. If you are nervous about dental work, Nolan Ridge Dental offers nitrous oxide, colloquially known as laughing gas, oral sedation, or a combination of nitrous oxide and oral sedation.
In a simple extraction, the dentist will loosen the tooth with dental tools. Once the tooth is loosened the dentist can pull it out. With erupted tooth, a tooth that has fully come out, the dentist typically will not sew up the opening. Diligence in following instructions on how to care for the area will help the gums heal faster and without complications. Sometimes antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infections from occurring. After tooth extraction, you may need to take painkillers such as Ibuprofen (Advil) and/or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) to decrease pain and discomfort after tooth extraction. For 3-5 days after surgery, we recommend a post-operative warm soft diet with clear fluids and soft food, gradually increasing in substance.Typically, a follow-up appointment is booked 7 days post-extraction so that the dentist can examine the area to ensure it is healing appropriately.
Whether you’re in need of regular dental hygiene, emergency dental care or a variety of preventative and restorative procedures, we’ve got you covered! Our team will support you in making the best decisions for your oral care with information and advice that is unique to your needs. We offer a wide range of dental services.