- Urgent Care
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
When is it a smart choice?
Wisdom teeth are molars that erupt behind your regular molars often referred to as ‘3rd Molars’. In most people, wisdom teeth start to come through the gums between the ages of 16 to 25. Most people develop four wisdom teeth, but some people may have three or less. In fact, some people never develop wisdom teeth at all.
How will I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?
If our experienced team at Odyssey Dental Care are concerned about your wisdom teeth, during your regular check-up, we will take an x-ray to examine their position. Depending on your age and the position of the teeth and whether or not your mouth can accommodate the teeth, we may recommend waiting to observe how your wisdom teeth progress before proceeding with treatment.
What is an impacted wisdom tooth
If a wisdom tooth is impacted, it is growing into your mouth sideways instead of straight up or down. If an impacted wisdom tooth is not removed at the ideal time, it can cause damage to the teeth next to it and potentially trigger significant pain.
What will I need to do after my wisdom teeth are removed?
During your appointment, our attentive team will explain how you will care for your mouth after the extraction. By following some simple steps, you can prevent any problems following extraction. In most cases we’ll recommend biting on gauze to keep pressure on the extraction point following surgery, regular application of ice to the area, and eating soft foods for several days.
What types of foods can I eat following the procedure?
After your procedure, we recommend eating soft foods like smoothies, apple sauce, ice cream and pudding – just to name a few. As you heal, you can add solid foods back into your diet.