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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Many people view wisdom tooth extraction as something of a strange adolescent rite of passage. While removing wisdom teeth can seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. The friendly and professional staff at Third Street Dental will provide the best wisdom teeth removal in North Vancouver and have you on the road to recovery in no time.

Like any surgery, however, it is common for patients to have questions before their wisdom tooth extraction. If you are curious about the procedure, keep reading to find out more from the premiere North Vancouver wisdom teeth removal specialists.

What are wisdom teeth anyway?

Wisdom teeth are your third molars and can be identified as the furthest back teeth in your mouth. They were named wisdom teeth as they most commonly start developing as a person transitions into adulthood or, seemingly, as they become wiser than when their first teeth started appearing through the gums. It is around this time that dentists can begin to notice any issues with the incoming teeth and when you could start considering wisdom teeth removal in North Vancouver.

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Is removing wisdom teeth really necessary?

There is a growing argument that wisdom teeth extraction isn’t necessary and, truth be told, not everybody needs their teeth pulled. If your wisdom teeth come in healthy, fully erupted, match their bite with the opposing teeth, and can be easily cleaned with normal brushing and flossing you may be just fine to leave them. However, if these new incoming teeth emerge partially, remain completely hidden within the gums, or completely emerge but cause issues for surrounding teeth, removing wisdom teeth is probably in your best interest. All of these issues could lead to infection, root damage, gum disease, and a handful of other issues that are far worse than a routine wisdom tooth extraction. Visit us at Third Street Dental and allow us to help you make an informed decision.

What is wisdom teeth removal recovery time?

Wisdom teeth removal recovery time will vary from patient to patient and largely depends on how well you heed the dentist’s advice. Typically, it will take you between 3 days and one week to fully recovery from your wisdom teeth removal in North Vancouver. During the first few days of recovery, you will likely experience some pain and swelling. It is imperative to let your gums heal by avoiding solid foods and drinks other than water for the first few days. You should also avoid brushing your teeth for the first day. The more you can relax and be patient, the quicker your mouth will heal and the lesser the chance of needing a follow-up procedure.

Removing wisdom teeth may seem scary to some, but it really isn’t that bad. Trust in your North Vancouver dentist Dr. Andrew Ho to safely remove your wisdom teeth and have your mouth feeling more comfortable than you ever could have imagined!

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