At King East Dental, we know that it is scary and upsetting to have to remove a tooth. We can assure you that we are here to take care of you and want you to have a comfortable experience.
Please feel free to ask any questions and communicate with us throughout the procedure.
Wisdom teeth: We perform most wisdom tooth extractions right here in the clinic! We also try our best to make this as pleasant of an experience as possible with our gentle, yet skilled, hands.
If you are anxious at all please let us know. There are many options available for you to improve your experience.
Because they are the last teeth to come through, sometimes there is not enough room left for them in the jaw which causes them to come through at the wrong angle.
This can cause food to accumulate, thus , irritating the tissues around them (pericoronitis). If in this condition lasts too long, an infection can develop. In this case, an antibiotic can temporarily settle the symptoms of the infection but the problem will return if you don't have the wisdom tooth removed.
No. However, most people have four - one in each corner of the mouth.
Not always. Often they come out straight into the mouth without any problems
Wisdom teeth normally come through at about age 18 to 20. They can come out as early as age 15 and some people have even had them come out at age 65!
Usually 2 to 3 days.
There’s always some discomfort after any surgery however it should be able to be managed with painkillers.
Anything that you can chew but expect to cut things into small pieces for the first few days because you’ll find it hard to open wide.
It would be wise to have someone around for the first 2 to 3 days.
Your surgeon will give you an estimate of how much it costs after they see x-rays and see what will be involved in removing the tooth.