Wisdom Teeth Removal

Contact The EDentist Clinic Today for Wisdom Teeth Removal

For many, wisdom teeth eruption causes significant pain and requires surgical removal. At EDentist Canterbury, we offer professional wisdom teeth extraction in a comforting environment that minimizes pain and discomfort.

Wisdom teeth removal is a significant procedure that often requires general anaesthesia and an experienced dentist. Contact us today to schedule wisdom teeth removal in Canterbury!

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Require Removal?

Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars and are usually the very last teeth to erupt. Most people see wisdom teeth grow in around the age of 17 or 18. Most of the time, your mouth doesn’t have enough space for additional teeth, meaning partially erupted wisdom teeth can push teeth out of alignment and negatively affect oral health. It is best to remove wisdom teeth as soon as they become apparent and before they start to cause discomfort.

The solution to these problems is wisdom teeth removal. Failure to remove intrusive teeth can lead to impacted wisdom teeth trapped below the gum line, which cause swollen jaw, bleeding gums, and tooth pain.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Process

The wisdom teeth removal process typically begins with your dentist ordering x-rays to identify the orientation of teeth that have partially grown out of the gum or are trapped beneath the gum. Dental surgeons usually use a local anaesthetic or mild sedative to reduce pain and promote relaxation during the surgical procedure. Your dentist will then make small incisions in the gums around the wisdom teeth and slowly break apart the molars.

Wisdom tooth extractions can take as little as 20 minutes, depending on teeth condition. However, more complicated surgeries can take a few hours. After the dentist removes the teeth and stitches the incision site, you will be able to go home.

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth can cause significant pain if they crowd and push on other teeth. In serious cases, impacted wisdom teeth can cause tooth decay and other oral complications. Most people have four wisdom teeth, with two on the top and two on the bottom, but some people only have two on the top or bottom jaw. Some people do not grow wisdom teeth at all.

Wisdom teeth removal in Canterbury protects your oral health and prevents cavities, decay, and other issues.

Less Crowding

Removing wisdom teeth can prevent them from crowding and pushing other teeth out of alignment.

More Comfort

Removing wisdom teeth can also reduce pressure on your teeth, improving general mouth comfort and functionality.

Avoid Impacted Teeth

Removing wisdom teeth also prevents the development of impacted teeth, which can cause infection and other dental problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Recovering from wisdom teeth surgery typically takes around two to three weeks. During recovery, your face and jaw might swell. Make sure to keep the sockets clean from any food particles and avoid alcohol or smoking until your dentist takes the stitches out.
Dry sockets are a painful condition that can happen if your tooth socket prematurely loses its blood clot. Dry sockets cause a dull, throbbing pain and most commonly occur in the bottom jaw. They are more common in patients that smoke or drink alcohol after wisdom teeth removal.
Not everyone needs wisdom teeth removal. Some people’s wisdom teeth come in with no complications. Your dentist can help you decide if wisdom teeth removal in Canterbury is right for you.

right for you. Schedule a Wisdom Teeth Removal Consultation with EDentist Today!