The extraction of wisdom teeth remains an obligation for many people, although we have noticed that more and more people don’t have wisdom teeth. The idea of having a wisdom tooth extraction may scare some, but rest assured that the Santé dentaire VMR professionals have all the state-of-the-art tools to make this procedure as comfortable as possible.
In order to clarify things for you, here are some questions that most people ask themselves about wisdom teeth.
Why do we have wisdom teeth?
Our very distant ancestors needed wisdom teeth to chew raw plants and meats. Over the course of evolution, these teeth have become less necessary, but the evolution of our skull and jaw means that wisdom teeth no longer have the space to grow in most cases.
Why do we have to remove them?
Your dentist will monitor the evolution of your wisdom teeth by taking x-rays during your full dental checkup. Depending on the space available in your mouth and the position of the wisdom teeth, the dentist will tell you whether to remove them or not.
Wisdom teeth that are not removed can lead to problems such as the appearance of abscess, ulcers, cyst formation, bacterial infection of the gum or bone, gum tissue breakdown, pain and more.
At what age should they be removed?
In most cases, the dentist will extract the wisdom teeth at the beginning of adult life (between the age of 18 and 25), but surprisingly, wisdom teeth can grow later and even up to the age of 60.
What is the pain level of a wisdom tooth extraction?
The digital dental anesthesia tool used Santé dentaire VMR allows the patient to feel no pain during dental extraction. Instead, he’s going to feel some pressure on his teeth. If there is any pain, the dentist can easily adjust the anesthetic dose.
How long does it take to recover?
As a general rule, there will be about three days of swelling followed by another three days during which the gum swelling will reduce. During the first day, a more liquid diet will be preferred and then, the patient will move to a semi-solid diet for a week. He will be able to resume eating normally from the second week. By following your dentist’s recommendations to the T, healing will be done quickly and without any complications!
Can I have general anesthesia?
Yes, you can. However, you will be recommended to a maxillo-facial surgeon who will charge the specialist fees associated with the procedure.
Wisdom teeth removal cost
There is no single cost for wisdom tooth extraction, since the procedure will be contingent on several factors. Your dentist will check several elements, like the depth and inclination of the tooth, the complexity of extracting the wisdom teeth and the number of teeth to be extracted. Private insurances reimburse some or all this procedure, but you first need to inform yourself, to get a clear picture of the situation.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with a dentist from Santé Dentaire VMR for wisdom teeth extraction, please contact us today. In addition, our team of qualified dentists offers an array of general and cosmetic dentistry services.