We provide painless wisdom teeth removal, and we repair or extract impacted wisdom teeth based on your individual needs. Our dentists use state of the art equipment and procedures to determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed, or if they can be repaired and function properly again.
If your current situation is urgent visit our emergency dentist services for after hours care.
How Wisdom Teeth Removal Works
The most common reasons wisdom teeth are removed is because there is no space on the jaw for the new teeth to grow. This causes the wisdom tooth to grow at irregular angles and/or puts pressure on the adjacent teeth. If these issues are not treated in a timely manner, they can lead to crooked teeth, gum inflammation, tooth decay and infections—especially in adults.
For Teenagers and Young Adults
A teenager’s wisdom teeth can start growing in as young as 13 to 14 years old. When these molars start growing through the gums they become painful and irritating, and sometimes impacted because there is not enough room on the gums. When wisdom teeth become extremely impacted and unmanageable, this is when they have to be removed.
You are most likely interested in having your wisdom teeth removed because they’re hurting, swelling, impacted, and just giving you a lot of problems.
Although painful and annoying, wisdom teeth don’t always need to be extracted, but the pain and inflammation can easily make it feel that way. This is where the services of a dentist is needed even if they’re not impacted.
Initial Oral Examination
After you have made an appointment, you will come into our clinic for a mouth examination. This examination is necessary before we actually decide to remove your wisdom teeth, and allows us look for any underlying oral issues. This will save you a lot of trouble.
We provide wisdom tooth removal either under local anesthesia, general anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or nitrous oxide. The pros and cons of each of these options will be discussed with you at your examination.
After your examination we’ll set up your next appointment, and have you come and go within about an hour. One of our dentists will also explain what you should do to take care of your mouth post-treatment.
How Many Wisdom Teeth Will Be Removed?
The number of wisdom teeth that will need to be removed will depend on their condition, and the condition of your gums. If any teeth can be saved, they will be, and we’ll explain to you why.
If a child’s wisdom teeth need to be looked at, we’ll determine which ones and if they’re at the right stage of growth for removal.
Avoiding Wisdom Tooth Extraction
The ultimate goal is to avoid removing any wisdom teeth unless it’s an emergency (e.g. severe impaction), or they’re in extremely bad condition. There are several ways we can save your tooth including using dental crowns, bridges, and dental bonding.
Watch Our Video On How Crowns Can Save Your Wisdom Teeth
A crown may be the solution to saving your tooth. One of our Brantford dentists here at Parkway Dentistry will evaluate your current oral condition, and determine if removal is actually required.
The older a patient is, the more careful we are about removing teeth and we avoid doing so if we can.
Get In Touch With Us
Don’t prolong the pain by allowing the problem to get worse. If you need to have your wisdom teeth looked at by a dentist, simply make an appointment or call us now 519-720-9119 to set up an appointment over the phone. Our office would be more than happy to assist you.