Wisdom Teeth Removal in Guelph

Wisdom teeth removal is a common and effective solution for dealing with impacted or problematic wisdom teeth. Our wisdom teeth removal procedure is performed by experienced dental team and it is designed to minimize discomfort and promote quick healing.

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What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are molars teeth and they are located at the back of the mouth. They develop during early adulthood, generally when an individual is getting more “wise” and usually go unnoticeable. However, most mouths cannot accommodate the additional teeth and this starts to cause pain and may even cause infection in other teeth. 

What is the purpose of wisdom teeth?

The third set of molars or more commonly known as wisdom teeth is the last set of molars to develop and merge in the mouth. As humans grew and the jaw shape changed and wisdom teeth do not have enough space to properly emerge or grow in the mouth. For the modern human, there isn’t a purpose for these wisdom teeth. For this reason, most people get their wisdom teeth removed. They can also be left in place if they don’t cause any problems but generally speaking, most people get them removed. Wisdom teeth are no longer necessary and cause problems in the mouth. It’s advisable to get them removed to maintain good oral health. 

How are wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth can cause pain and therefore, must be removed. The patient is usually sedated before the surgery is performed as we are removing something from a mouth and it can cause a lot of pain. Dentists will prescribe some pain medication which will help with the pain and swelling.

Are there any risks associated with wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth removal is a fairly common dental procedure, however, as with any treatment or procedure, there are always risks

  1. Pain and swelling: Patients may experience some pain and swelling in the jaw and or the mouth.
  2. Bleeding: Patients may experience some bleeding following the removal of wisdom teeth, but this usually subsides within a few hours.
  3. Infection: When removing something from your body, there is always a risk of infection. Common symptoms of infection include pain, swelling, and fever. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to consult with your dentist.
  4. Nerve damage: Nerve damage happens in rare cases, however, there is a risk. During the removal of wisdom teeth, the nerves responsible for feeling in the lower lip, tongue, or chin can become damaged.

How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

The cost can depend upon a few factors, however, the average cost ranges from $1000 to $3000. If you have insurance, we recommend giving you provider a call to get the exact amount of coverage. 

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