FAQ: Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Out

Wisdom teeth coming in and developing in your mouth is extremely common. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth that grow into your mouth, generally between the ages of 17-25.

There are four common questions asked when a patient is getting their wisdom teeth out at 7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre. These include:

1) Why do I need my wisdom teeth removed?wisdom teeth removal vancouver

Due to a softer diet, orthodontic tooth straightening, and other problems, wisdom teeth are not given room to erupt ”causing problems that require having wisdom teeth removed.

Wisdom teeth frequently become impacted, which can lead to infection and pain. These impacted teeth can end up crowding or damaging adjacent teeth or roots.

2) When should I get my wisdom teeth removed?

Don’t wait until you see wisdom teeth coming in, it is generally a better idea to get your wisdom teeth removed early. This results in a less complicated healing process and prevents future problems.

Older patients with wisdom teeth were found to be at a greater risk for dental disease, such as periodontitis.

3) What happens during wisdom teeth extraction?

Before your surgery begins, your surgeon will tell you exactly what to expect from the operation. At this time, as any questions or express any worries you may have. It is always important to inform your doctor of any allergies or medication you are taking.

Wisdom tooth extraction is typically performed under local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia. The wisdom teeth will be removed easily, depending on the position of the tooth and root development.

4) What happens after my wisdom teeth are out?

After your extraction, you may experience swelling or minor discomfort in your jaw. This is completely normal and part of the healing process. Cold compresses are useful for decreasing swelling, and medication prescribed by the dentist at 7 Oaks Laser Dental will help ease discomfort.

If you have any more questions about wisdom tooth extraction at 7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre, or to book an appointment, contact us today.

Our Location

7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre is conveniently located on the main level of Abbotsford’s SevenOaks Shopping Centre, home to over 100 stores and plenty of Free Parking.

7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre

#328 – 32900 South Fraser Way,
Abbotsford, BC V2S 5A1

Phone: 604-870-9838
Fax: 604-870-9839
Email: info@7oaks-smile.com


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The iTero Element Scanner is a digital impression system that allows your local dentist to forgo messy putty in your mouth. We can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.


During the impression process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question. We can use the scanner for new patient, hygiene and Invisalign appointments.


  • Eliminates the need to retake impressions.
  • Fast and accurate.
  • No unpleasant taste or smell.
  • See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile.


The iTero element scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Please feel free to ask us any questions about iTero, online or on the phone.

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32900 S Fraser Way #328, Abbotsford, BC V2S 5A1

Conveniently located on the main level of Abbotsford’s SevenOaks Shopping Centre, home to over 100 stores and plenty of Free Parking.