Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal, North Vancouver

Many people view wisdom tooth extraction as something of an adolescent rite of passage 🙂. While removing wisdom teeth can seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. The friendly and professional staff at Third Street Dental will provide the best wisdom teeth removal in North Vancouver and have you on the road to recovery in no time.

Like any surgery, however, it is common for patients to have questions before their wisdom tooth extraction. If you are curious about the procedure, keep reading to find out more from the premiere North Vancouver wisdom teeth removal specialists.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are wisdom teeth?

    Wisdom teeth are your third molars and can be identified as the furthest back teeth in your mouth. They were named wisdom teeth as they most commonly start developing as a person transitions into adulthood or, seemingly, as they become wiser than when their first teeth started appearing through the gums. It is around this time that dentists can begin to notice any issues with the incoming teeth and when you could start considering wisdom teeth removal.

  • Is removing wisdom teeth really necessary?

    There is a growing argument that wisdom teeth extraction isn’t necessary and, truth be told, not everybody needs their teeth pulled. If your wisdom teeth come in healthy, fully erupted, and can be easily cleaned with normal brushing and flossing you may be just fine to leave them. However, if these new teeth come in sideways, have large cavities or you have had orthodontics, removing wisdom teeth is probably in your best interest. All of these issues could lead to infection, root damage, gum disease, and misaligned teeth. Visit us at Third Street Dental and allow us to help you make an informed decision.

  • What is wisdom teeth removal recovery time?

    Wisdom teeth removal recovery time will vary from patient to patient and largely depends on how well you heed the dentist’s advice. Typically, it will take you between 3-7 days to fully recover from your wisdom teeth removal. During the first few days of recovery, you will likely experience some pain and swelling. It is imperative to let your gums heal by avoiding hard crunchy or hot foods for the first few days. You should also avoid brushing your teeth for the first day. The more you can relax and be patient, the quicker your mouth will heal and the lesser the chance of needing a follow-up procedure.

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