Wisdom Teeth Removal: Why It’s A Necessary Procedure

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  • Relieve pain and discomfort
  • Improve your oral health
  • Prevent infection
  • Regain your ability to chew comfortably
  • Maintain your smile’s appearance
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Nearly all of us develop wisdom teeth and wish we didn’t. Most of us have them on each side of our mouth, upper and lower. Strictly speaking, they are our third set of molars. In fact, they are visitors from a previous life that have outlived their welcome and usefulness.

If you're like most people, you probably have wisdom teeth – even if they haven't erupted yet. And chances are, at some point in your life you will need to have them removed. Wisdom teeth removal is a necessary procedure for most people, and it's not as bad as you may think! In this blog post, we will discuss the reasons wisdom teeth removal is necessary, the procedure itself, and what to expect afterwards.

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, typically appearing in your late teens or early twenties. For some people, wisdom teeth cause no problems, and they can chew and brush like normal. But for most people, wisdom teeth need to be removed because there is simply not enough room in the mouth for them. When wisdom teeth don't have enough room to come in, they are said to be impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a lot of problems, including pain, infection, and damage to other teeth. That's why wisdom teeth removal is such a necessary procedure.

So how is wisdom teeth removal done?

The first step is to visit your dentist in Mississauga for a consultation. We will take x-rays of your mouth to determine if your wisdom teeth are impacted and need to be removed. If they do need to be removed, the next step is scheduling the surgery. Wisdom teeth removal is typically done under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. We will make small incisions in your gums and then remove the wisdom teeth. In some cases, the wisdom teeth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces in order to be removed.

After your wisdom teeth have been removed, you can expect some swelling and discomfort. Your dentist will prescribe pain medication to help you manage any pain you may experience. We will also give you specific instructions on how to care for your mouth after surgery, which usually involves gentle rinsing and avoiding hard or chewy foods. Most people recover from wisdom teeth removal within a week or two and can go back to their normal daily activities.

If you're wondering if wisdom teeth removal is right for you, schedule a consultation with our office today! We will be able to answer any questions you have and help you make the best decision for your oral health. Wisdom teeth removal may seem like a daunting procedure, but it's really nothing to worry about!