Wisdom Tooth Removal
Reduce current (or future) pain and protect the rest of your mouth with our safe and effective wisdom teeth removal treatment.
Wisdom Teeth Kelowna
Wisdom teeth are nonessential, invasive teeth that can cause discomfort and disease in your mouth. We might advise you to have them removed if we believe they put your oral health at risk. Removal is painless, and it is safe, pleasant, and effective.
While wisdom teeth do not always cause problems, in some cases they erupt in an unfavorable way due to a lack of space in the jaw. In these cases, the wisdom teeth have become “impacted” and as a result can lead to a host of undesirable consequences.
- Simple and common procedure
- Prevent infection/decay
- Prevent crowding
Some reasons for removal include:
- An impacted tooth – the tooth cannot break through the gums correctly because the jawbone is not big enough to facilitate the tooth
- A partially erupted tooth – the tooth has only partially broken through the gum and cannot form a proper seal against the gums, which may result in infection
- An angled tooth – the tooth erupts at an angle creating risk to surrounding teeth and possible oral pain
Why Choose Us?
Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal
Dental extractions are a surgical procedure that removes the tooth and root from the bone’s socket when it is beyond repair. Dental extractions are sometimes required if a tooth is beyond repair, despite our dentists’ best efforts to avoid them.
Surgical and simple tooth removals are the two most common types. If the treatment is too difficult to perform in the office under local anesthetic, your doctor may advise that you be given IV Sedation or Nitrous Sedation as a safe alternative.
Indications for Tooth Extractions
When it comes to dental care, tooth extractions near you are the last resort. The most common reasons for tooth extraction include:
- Severe tooth decay that cannot be fixed by fillings or root canals
- Severe periodontal disease
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- As part of the preparation for orthodontic treatment
Most wisdom teeth can be extracted with local or general anesthesia, but if the extraction is more complex, you may be referred to an oral surgeon. In most situations, recovery takes two to three days.
When wisdom teeth erupt completely into the oral cavity and become fully functioning teeth, they might not need to be removed. However, if wisdom teeth are unable to break through the mouth due to a lack of space or tooth position, they will become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause adjacent teeth to decay, gum disease, crowding, and even cysts that might result in bone loss and nerve damage.
In general, everyone is born with third molars, but if your jaw bone doesn’t have adequate room, other teeth will be misaligned as a result of wisdom tooth crowding. Gum tissue underlying the third molar may also become inflamed and infected causing pain, resulting in severe discomfort, and maybe bacterial infection. Our Kelowna office will provide the treatment that is best suited for you and your family. Call us today at One Dental!
Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Some people’s wisdom teeth do not pose a threat to their oral health and will not need to be removed.
What is the best age to have wisdom teeth removed?
There is no ideal age but generally the sooner the better.
Will my wisdom tooth extraction be covered by my insurance?
Most of our treatments are covered by a majority of insurance companies. For a more detailed explanation of your coverage please call your service provider.
Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.
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