Learn About Wisdom Teeth Removal: Procedure and Recovery

Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure in Abbotsford, but most patients are not even aware of why wisdom teeth removal is necessary. The extraction experts at 7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre have written this handy guide on wisdom teeth to answer any questions you may have.

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“Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure in Abbotsford, but most patients are not even aware of why wisdom teeth removal is necessary. “

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, the last molars in your bite, typically show up in people aged 16 to 25 years old. In the past, wisdom teeth were useful for our diet of harder foods and meats. Nowadays, with softer diets and orthodontic treatment, wisdom teeth are left with little room to erupt.

Some people are unaffected by wisdom teeth, while others experience painful situations that require immediate removal. It’s a good idea to ask a dentist at 7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre for more information on your wisdom teeth development.

Why should I get my wisdom teeth out?

Wisdom teeth removal is necessary because:

  • There is no room for them to erupt
  • Improper oral health care has caused tooth infection
  • The teeth are erupting at an abnormal position
  • The wisdom tooth has lacked proper oral hygiene care

How will my dentist take out the wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth removal is typically pain-free due to oral or IV sedation. The procedure will begin by:

  • Using local anesthesia to numb the area
  • Removing tissue or bone that is on top of wisdom teeth
  • The tooth is loosened from any connecting tissue in jaw
  • The wisdom tooth is removed with the proper dental tools

After the procedure, dental stitches are typically utilized to help with healing. There is likely to be swelling or bruising, but a cold compress and medication should aid in a faster recovery.

For more information on wisdom teeth removal in Abbotsford, or to book an appointment, contact 7 Oaks Laser Dentistry Centre today.

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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
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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.

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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.

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

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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.