Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal is a commonly performed oral surgery procedure at Norton Dental Barrie.

Wisdom teeth are one of the most frequent patient complaints treated by our dental professionals. Typically wisdom teeth removal is recommended between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth that are not removed may result in crowding, impactions or infection.

Wisdom tooth pain may include toothache, bad breath, swelling, jaw stiffness, difficulty swallowing or biting, or difficulty opening the mouth. In some cases, wisdom tooth symptoms go unnoticed by the patient such as in the form of gum disease and decay. These silent symptoms are easily identified through regular dental exams and cleanings.

During your wisdom tooth extraction consult, your oral health will be evaluated by one of our dental professionals to determine if wisdom tooth extraction is an appropriate treatment option for you. General anesthesia is typically used for most wisdom tooth removal cases. However, Norton Dental Barrie offers sedation dentistry to apprehensive patients for an anxiety-free experience.

After the wisdom teeth are removed and your procedure is complete, you will rest under our supervision until you are comfortable enough to be taken home. Any minor bleeding can be controlled by biting on a soft piece of gauze. You will be given pain medication and antibiotics before leaving our office.

Post operative instructions will be explained and you will be given a wisdom tooth removal aftercare kit. Norton Dental Barrie also offers emergency wisdom tooth removal for patients in need of immediate pain relief.

After wisdom teeth removal, your body will need to rest. Prop your head up with pillow rather than lying flat and applying an ice pack to your cheek will help to reduce swelling. Wisdom tooth removal foods include pudding, soup and other soft foods. You may re-introduce solid foods in your diet once you begin to heal. 

Wisdom tooth removal recovery time is a few days. Patients are advised against rigorous physical activity after wisdom tooth extraction to prevent further bleeding.

Wisdom tooth removal complications may arise from smoking less than 24 hours after the oral surgery procedure. Smoking interferes the with the body's ability to heal, decreases the blood supply and can attract germs and bacteria to the surgical site. Wisdom tooth removal complications may also occur from drinking through a straw directly after the procedure as doing so can loosen the blood clot.

Wisdom tooth removal cost may vary depending on the complexity of each case and whether additional procedures are required for a safe and successful wisdom tooth extraction.

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is a specialty of dentistry that treats and corrects problems associated with the head, neck, mouth, jaws and face.

At Norton Dental Barrie, we offer several types of oral surgery including wisdom teeth removal and dental implants. Our practice is committed to providing patients with the highest level of care before, during and after your oral surgery procedure.  

Norton Dental Barrie provides several types of oral surgery including dental implants and wisdom teeth removal. We are dedicated in providing our patients with an unprecedented standard of excellence throughout their entire treatment.

Norton Dental Barrie assumes an evidence-based approach to oral surgery. This means we only utilize the best techniques and materials that have successfully undergone extensive testing to provide excellent results. By doing so, we are able to offer our patients the security and confidence they expect from any oral surgery procedure.

We help patients understand the reasons behind our recommendations regarding whether or not an oral surgery procedure is in their best interest. With years of experience, our team of specialists recognize that when patients are able to better understand the options available to them, they are much more comfortable in their decision once it is made.

We take the time to explain oral surgery procedures and the reasoning behind our recommendations for each patient. We use education to develop a level of trust in our patients to help them best understand the options available to them. We believe that when patients are able to understand the 'how' and 'why', they are much more confident in their decisions.

Norton Dental Barrie offers a variety of oral surgery procedures including:

  • Crown lengthening
  • Wisdom tooth extractions
  • Dental Implants
  • Bone grafting

Norton Dental Barrie is dedicated to providing oral surgery care that is as stress-free and as comfortable an experience as possible. We remain current on the latest advancements in techniques regarding oral surgery to continue to provide the standard of excellence our patients expect.

All oral surgery procedures are monitored closely and carefully to ensure the utmost safety of our patients no matter how simple or complicated the procedure.

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