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Wisdom Tooth Extractions in SW Calgary

Wisdom Tooth Extractions Near You

Wisdom teeth are the very last molars in your mouth to erupt. These teeth typically erupt in your late teenage years or early twenties. However, there is often not enough room in your mouth to accommodate the wisdom teeth. This causes various dental issues that include crowding and impacted wisdom teeth. We offer wisdom teeth extractions in SW Calgary to eliminate potential dental issues.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions in SW Calgary

Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions Necessary?

Sometimes, you may be lucky enough to have enough room to accommodate your wisdom teeth. However, most of the time, patients can experience complications with their wisdom teeth. If there is not enough room in your jaw to accommodate them, they can grow at an angle, become impacted underneath the gums, or cause crowding. Our dentist in SW Calgary will examine your mouth and take x-rays during a check-up to determine if you require an extraction. Please note that we only recommend an extraction if there is no other solution. We will always try to preserve your natural teeth.

The Process of Receiving Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Our dentist in SW Calgary will first examine your mouth to determine if an extraction is the best solution for your oral health. Extractions can be simple or complex, depending on the nature of the tooth. A simple extraction may be possible if it has fully grown in. In the case of impacted teeth, oral surgery will be required. Typically, complex extractions are completed under sedation to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. Your dentist will make a small slit in your gums to access the tooth and remove it. Afterward, the area will be cleaned and stitched together.

It typically takes patients about a week to two weeks to fully recover after wisdom teeth removal. It is important to note that you should not be rinsing or spitting in the first twenty-four hours to avoid dislodging the blood clot. Your dentist in SW Calgary will provide detailed instructions for you to follow to ensure you have a smooth and quick recovery. If you have questions about receiving wisdom teeth extractions in SW Calgary, please do not hesitate to contact us.