Extraction of wisdom teeth is an oral surgical procedure that takes up to 60 minutes to finish, but it’s done before you know it. Please plan ahead because you will not be able to return to work, or other activities for the day. As a general practice, we numb the area where the extraction takes place and offer patients the option to be sedated during the procedure for their comfort and relaxation.
During assessment we review x-rays to carefully assess the problem and plan for extraction if necessary. As a rule of thumb, wisdom teeth are easier to remove at a younger age because there is a greater chance that the teeth’s roots have not fully formed and the bone surrounding the teeth are less dense.
The team at Alma Dental Centre provides great precision and care for patient who need to have their wisdom teeth removed. The healing process after surgery can vary from 7 – 10 days. Depending on the circumstances, brushing, eating, drinking and other activities can be resumed later that day.
Our wisdom tooth web page offers more information for patients who want to learn more about the process. We are conveniently located for patients living in the Vancouver communities of Dunbar, Point Grey, Kitsilano and UBC. Contact us now if you have questions regarding your wisdom teeth.