Wisdom Tooth Extraction Brampton

Wisdom tooth removal: When is it necessary?

Sometimes wisdom teeth  are beyond repair and will have to be extracted or the tooth may get severely infected and may spread to adjacent important structures. Under such circumstances,wisdom tooth extraction is needed. This is done under local anesthesia and for highly anxious patients, we have the option to get it done under minimal sedation using nitrous oxide. Rest assured that you will have a painless and anxiety-free experience here at Beaumaris Dental Care.

Post Operative Care after Tooth Extraction

Dr. Sara and her team will provide you with post-operative care instructions that have to be followed after wisdom tooth extraction. In general, some of the guidelines you should follow are:

  • Keep your head elevated
  • No rinsing, spitting or smoking
  • You should maintain pressure on the gauze pad that will be placed over the surgical area by biting down for 30-45 minutes until bleeding reduces
  • You should avoid touching the surgical area with the tongue or your finger
  • Avoid using mouthwash that contains alcohol, as it may irritate the wound
  • Place ice packs to control swelling, 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off
  • Eat only cold, soft and mild foods on the day of extraction and for the next few days
  • Keep your body hydrated

You can always contact our clinic if you need any clarification.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many people believe that dental extractions are painful, but this is not always the case. With advances in technology and anesthesia, most patients report little to no discomfort during and after the procedure.

It depends on each individual case, but in general it takes a few weeks for the gum to heal.

Depending on the procedure, you may be able to eat solid foods the same day. If your stitches need to remain in place for seven to 10 days, you should stick to soft foods during that time.

Rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water starting the day after your tooth extraction. You will need to do this several times a day for the next few days. It is also important to brush your teeth gently and avoid drinking from a straw for at least 24 hours after your tooth extraction.

It might, but it depends on your insurance plan. You can call your insurance company to ask them about your coverage, or you can ask us and we can help figure it out.