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Your General Dentist in Ottawa can perform wisdom teeth extraction to preserve your smile’s health


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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, the third molars that erupt late and often irregularly, tend to develop several problems (cavities, tumors and cysts, abscesses, etc.) or to harm the neighboring teeth. This is why, after an evaluation of their position and the associated risks, they are sometimes removed. Your dentist at General Dentist Solutions in Ottawa can perform wisdom teeth extraction to preserve the health of your teeth.

What are the particularities
of wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the large teeth at the back of the mouth, which makes them difficult to clean and to treat diseases that affect them. They also have the distinction of appearing once the jaws have finished growing, between the ages of 17 and 25 on average. This way, they should have enough room to come out. However, this is not always the case and their eruption is often irregular. Sometimes they remain included or semi-included, which means that they do not emerge from the gum or only partially, or they are positioned in a problematic angle.

Why are they being extracted?

Because of their position in the back of the mouth and their potentially irregular eruption, wisdom teeth carry certain risks. They are removed for two main reasons:

  • Controlling a present pathology: Because they are hard to clean and prone to bacterial infiltration, wisdom teeth are vulnerable to oral diseases. These include cavities, abscesses, cysts, and precancerous or cancerous tumors;
  • Prevent associated problems: These conditions can easily spread to surrounding teeth and tissues. In addition, misplaced wisdom teeth can affect the roots and stability of adjacent or corresponding teeth.


When can wisdom teeth
be removed?

Before removing wisdom teeth, your Ottawa dentist will perform an assessment. This will check their position and, if they represent a risk, they will be considered for removal. These procedures (the assessment and surgery) can be done as early as the teenage years, even if the wisdom teeth have not yet come out. The jaw bones are then malleable, which facilitates the removal of these third molars.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure

The wisdom teeth removal procedure in Ottawa involves several steps. First, an incision is made in the gum to expose the tooth and underlying bone. If needed, the dentist will remove any bone obstructing access to the tooth root. In some cases, the tooth may be divided into sections for easier extraction. Once the tooth is extracted, the extraction site is carefully cleaned to remove any debris. If necessary, the wound is stitched to promote healing, and gauze is placed to control bleeding. Before the procedure, antibiotics may be prescribed to minimize the risk of infection. The dentist will begin by opening the gum tissue around the tooth, removing any covering bone if necessary. Then, they will disconnect the tissue connecting the tooth to the jawbone and perform a precise extraction. Stitches may be applied, and you will be informed whether they will dissolve or require removal later on.

Is the procedure complicated?

The level of complexity of an extraction surgery depends on the size of the wisdom teeth, their positioning, shape and root angle. Nevertheless, when properly planned, the surgery goes well. It should be noted, however, that a healing period is required afterwards.

After Wisdom Teeth Removal

After undergoing wisdom teeth removal, it is crucial to prioritize your self-care to ensure a smooth recovery. Here are some essential guidelines to follow:

  • Adhere to your dentist's instructions : Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide you with specific post-operative instructions tailored to your individual case. It is important to follow them diligently.
  • Control bleeding: To manage bleeding, gently bite down on the gauze pads placed over the surgical areas as instructed by your dentist.
  • Manage swelling: Swelling is a common occurrence following wisdom teeth removal. To alleviate swelling, apply an ice pack or cold compress to your cheek for short periods at a time.
  • Take prescribed medications: Your dentist may prescribe pain medications, antibiotics, and/or an antimicrobial mouthwash. Make sure to use them as directed.
  • Maintain oral hygiene: Keeping your mouth clean is crucial for preventing infection. Start gently brushing your teeth the day after surgery, being cautious around the surgical areas. Additionally, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater a few times a day, beginning 24 hours after the procedure.

For Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Ottawa

If you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, don't hesitate to call the team at General Dentist Solutions in Gloucester Village. We will be able to assess you or your teenager's case, then plan and perform the surgery in the best possible way. The patient will also receive excellent follow-up and guidance throughout the process leading up to his wisdom teeth removal in Ottawa!

Our goal is to ensure a smooth and successful wisdom teeth removal experience, promoting oral health and overall well-being. We believe in open communication, patient-centered care, and the use of advanced techniques to optimize outcomes.


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