Wisdom Teeth Removal (Extractions)
Wisdom Teeth is the name given to the last or 3rd molars in your mouth. They usually grow into the mouth in your late teens or early adulthood, between the ages of 17 and 21. The eruption of these teeth was supposed to correspond with the arrival of maturity and ‘wisdom’, hence the name. Generally speaking, everybody has Wisdom Teeth, though some may be missing one or more of them.
The extraction of Wisdom Teeth refers to the removal of your wisdom teeth from their socket. Wisdom Teeth can sometimes be “impacted” (stuck and unable to grow normally), resulting in recurring gum infections unless removed. A wisdom tooth itself may also crowd or damage the molar next to it and its roots, or damage the jaw bone and its nerves. When the wisdom tooth grows toward adjacent teeth, it can trap plaque and debris making your teeth more vulnerable to decay.
Other Dental Extractions are performed for a variety of reasons, but are most commonly done to remove teeth that are damaged due to Periodontal Disease, tooth decay, or from dental trauma such as a toothache or even a sports injury. With Orthodontics, if teeth are crowded, healthy teeth may be extracted in order to create space for the remaining teeth.
Dental Extractions With or Without General Anaesthesia
With local anaesthetic, you may:
- See things during your treatment (blood, tooth, drill, etc.)
- Hear things (crackling, drilling, etc.)
- Feel certain things (not pain, but perhaps slight pressure)
If you’re nervous about going to the dentist or if any of the above concern you, sedation options such as Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) or a General Anaesthetic (Sedation/Sleep Dentistry) might be right for you.
Our goal is to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction. Learn more.
With general anaesthetic:
- You’re completely asleep for the entire procedure
- An Anaesthetist along with a Registered Nurse will monitor you throughout your appointment
In order to proceed with this particular treatment, a medical form must be filled out by your family physician confirming you’re in good health.
Please note that a General Anaesthetic is mandatory for patients that experience pharyngeal (gag) reflex or are overly nervous. Let us answer your questions.
Dr. Terry Papneja - 30+ Years of Experience
At AXIS Dental Group, we’re fortunate to have Dr. Terry Papneja on staff. His 30+ years of experience with Wisdom Teeth Removal or other difficult or complex Extractions means there’s no need for most patients to see an oral surgeon, visit a hospital or go elsewhere. You can relax while having your Dental Extractions completed in familiar surroundings!
On average, it takes less than 30 minutes to extract all four wisdom teeth. For those patients who might be anxious about having their Wisdom Teeth or any other tooth extracted, we offer you several levels of sedation to ensure you’re safe and comfortable: Local Anaesthesia, Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide), IV Sedation or General Anaesthesia (Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry).
At AXIS Dental Group, we appreciate that dental surgeries and extractions of any kind can be a source of anxiety for some patients. Our team of caring and knowledgeable dental professionals will do whatever we can to ensure you have a pleasant and stress-free experience with us.
Contact us today to learn more about your options for removing Wisdom Teeth or any other Dental Extractions. We invite you to book a free consultation with one of our dentists to discuss your needs in greater detail.