Here at Dentistry at Waterview, we are ready and available to provide you with the relief that you need from dental-related discomfort. Through our extensive training and many years of surgical expertise, we provide services such as wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, regular extractions and bone grafting. All of our surgical services can be provided with Sedation if needed.
Tooth or dental extraction is where a tooth is removed safely from the mouth to improve overall health. Here at Dentistry at Waterview, we have the knowledge and expertise to perform extraction procedures in a gentle and predictable manner. Then we provide you with the necessary after-care instructions and call you to check and answer any questions you may have after the procedure.
Bone Grafting and Ridge Preservation
When you have a tooth extracted there is usually an empty space that is left in the jaw bone where the tooth used to be. The body’s natural response is to fill this space with a blood clot then soft tissue to help healing. As it heals, the dimensions of the original bone holding the space of the extracted tooth can change dramatically causing it to be inefficient to retain an implant or a bridge in the future. If you plan on having an implant or a bridge in the future, this space should be preserved with bone and other material to preserve its dimensions.
Here at Dentistry at Waterview we have the knowledge, expertise and advanced materials to perform bone grafting and ridge preservation right after the extraction, which is the best time for predictable results. We will discuss this treatment option with you ahead of time when needed.
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars and they are the very last molars in the back corners of the mouth. They usually come in around the “years of wisdom” at 18-22 years of age, that’s how they get their name, with some variations of people getting them as early as 15-30 years or even older.
Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?
Most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed because there is not enough room for them to erupt fully. Here at Dentistry at Waterview we usually take a panoramic radiograph to assess if you have impacted wisdom teeth that are trapped in an awkward position and not erupting naturally. When wisdom teeth are impacted they are difficult to keep clean and maintain and can cause issues like swelling, gum disease, shifting, cavities and damage to neighbouring teeth.
How can you tell if you need to have your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Most often, wisdom tooth pain and symptoms come and go as they try to erupt into the mouth. You might experience severe pain and inflammation that lasts for about a week before it goes away and comes back later on. Some of the most common signs to look for when you have impacted or problematic wisdom teeth include:
- Swelling, tenderness and pain at the back of the mouth
- Inflammation and infection of the gum tissue in the back of the mouth
- Sharp pain to surrounding teeth
- Shifting or pressure on neighbouring teeth
- Recurrent headaches and earaches
- Bad breath
Here at Dentistry at Waterview in Grimsby we recommend wisdom teeth removal before any of the above problems arise and through experience we know that the earlier the better the outcome and recovery from the procedure.
What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
We have a consultation here at Dentistry at Waterview in Grimsby prior to your extraction day to discuss benefits, risks, recovery and sedation options for the procedure. With our knowledge and experience we prepare you and put your mind at ease to feel safe throughout the entire procedure. The procedure itself usually takes less than an hour, we gently perform the procedure then provide you with care instructions and answer any questions you may have. Then we call you to check on you and provide you with more information to help you recover from the procedure.