Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the very back of your mouth. Typically, they begin to erupt during your late teenage years and early twenties. Some people may never develop wisdom teeth, while others have wisdom teeth that erupt normally.

However, wisdom teeth can cause discomfort and pain for many patients. The wisdom teeth can grow in at an angle or can be impacted. Other times, there is not enough room for the teeth to properly emerge. If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, please contact us. We offer wisdom tooth extractions to alleviate your pain.

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Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extractions

There are many reasons why your dentist may recommend receiving wisdom tooth extractions in Saskatoon. When your teeth don’t erupt properly, they can cause several oral health issues in the future. Generally, wisdom teeth are removed to prevent future problems and to relieve pain.

The following are situations where wisdom tooth removal is necessary:

  • If your teeth are growing in at an angle, it can cause swelling and pain.
  • If you do not have enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth—when left untreated, it will cause crowding and potential misalignment.
  • If there is a cavity in your wisdom tooth.
  • If your wisdom teeth are trapped under your gums or jawbone.

Undergoing Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Your dentist will first take X-rays of your mouth to determine if you need to remove your wisdom teeth and schedule an extraction appointment. We will provide you with sedation to ensure the procedure is pain-free. Our dentist will then remove your tooth, clean the area, and stitch it up. We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure your recovery is quick and smooth. It is normal to experience swelling or pain in the first couple of days. It’s important not to dislodge the blood clots that have formed. Gently rinse with salt water or an antibacterial mouthwash to keep your mouth clean.

Looking for wisdom tooth extractions? We provide wisdom tooth extractions in Saskatoon to prevent future oral health problems. Please contact us to schedule a consultation. Our team will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.