Wisdom teeth are some of the most commonly extracted teeth. This is typically because there is not enough space for them to erupt successfully and without disrupting the rest of your teeth. If the teeth become impacted or the wisdom teeth cannot erupt fully, this can lead to painful problems. If we see that these problems can occur, we like to avoid them by simply removing the wisdom teeth! Some people may require only one wisdom tooth to be removed, some may need all four removed, and others may not need to have them removed at all. Each patient’s mouth is unique, and how many teeth you may need removed is decided on an individual basis during your thorough consultation.
The procedure is very common and completely painless. Our wisdom teeth extraction is typically performed under local anesthesia, IV sedation or general sedation administered by a specially trained dentist. It is important that you follow ALL the instructions given to you by your dentist and to take any and all medication prescribed to you to ensure proper healing.