Very few people get through life without needing to have their wisdom teeth taken out, and for most of us, it is almost a rite of passage. If that time has come for someone in your family, call The Smile Team to schedule a wisdom tooth removal in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, with our dentist, Dr. Abid Hidayat.
The wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the final teeth to erupt in your mouth. They typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25, and because they are the last teeth to emerge, there is rarely enough space in the mouth to accommodate them. When there is not enough space in your mouth, your wisdom teeth may become impacted (unable to erupt properly). This can cause a number of problems for your teeth, smile and oral health, including misalignment, tooth damage, infection, pain and discomfort. To avoid these and other problems, our dentist may recommend wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure that involves extracting your third molars from your mouth. This procedure is typically performed under anesthesia and can be completed in one visit. Following your procedure, our dentist and team will provide detailed post-op instructions. This may include taking prescribed pain medication and avoiding hard or chewing foods for a period of time. Please follow all the instructions you receive closely to avoid complications with your treatment and promote proper healing.
We recommend that you make and keep regular dental visits, as routine exams and X-rays will allow our dentist to monitor your oral development and determine if and when your wisdom teeth should be removed. We also encourage you to call and speak with our team if you experience any discomfort to ensure that your wisdom teeth are not impacted or causing other problems for your oral health. Give us a call today!