If It’s Time To Go, Removing Your
Wisdom Teeth Is A Wise Choice

Prevents Damage Due To Overcrowding In Your Mouth,
And Give Your Other Teeth Room To Grow.

Dentists Usually Save Teeth. So Why Would We Remove Them??

We only remove teeth that need to be extracted. An extraction occurs when your dentist determines a tooth needs to be removed with no safe alternative to keeping it. Exactly how they remove the teeth changes with each individual’s circumstances.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth & Are There Risks To Keeping Them?

Wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25 (named for the age we “acquire” wisdom) and are the third set of molars in the back of our mouths. Once an evolutionary advantage, humans no longer need them.

In the majority of cases, wisdom teeth do not have sufficient room to grow into place and allow proper function and cleanability. When your wisdom teeth struggle to grow in properly, they may lead to damaging adjacent teeth, lead to repeated infections and contribute to periodontal issues.

Some common consequences of leaving in your wisdom teeth:

  • Misaligned Jaw & Teeth
  • Tooth Decay
  • Infections
  • Intense Pain, Soreness, & Swelling
  • Gum Disease
  • Nerve Damage
  • Jawbone Damage
  • Cysts & Pus-Filled Abscesses

None of these sound much fun, do they? The good news is that regular dental checkups and cleanings can easily detect and identify if and when you’ll require your wisdom teeth to be removed.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth & Are There Risks To Keeping Them?

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Wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25 (named for the age we “acquire” wisdom) and are the third set of molars in the back of our mouths. Once an evolutionary advantage, humans no longer need them.

In the majority of cases, wisdom teeth do not have sufficient room to grow into place and allow proper function and cleanability. When your wisdom teeth struggle to grow in properly, they may lead to damaging adjacent teeth, lead to repeated infections and contribute to periodontal issues.

Some common consequences of leaving in your wisdom teeth:

wisdom teeth scan - Revive Dental Winnipeg
  • Misaligned Jaw & Teeth
  • Tooth Decay
  • Infections
  • Intense Pain, Soreness, & Swelling
  • Gum Disease
  • Nerve Damage
  • Jawbone Damage
  • Cysts & Pus-Filled Abscesses

None of these sound much fun, do they? The good news is that regular dental checkups and cleanings can easily detect and identify if and when you’ll require your wisdom teeth to be removed.

What To Expect From Your Wisdom Teeth Removal Process

First Step - Wisdom Teeth Examination

First we take X-rays of your mouth and perform a thorough examination. This helps your dentist locate the exact position of your wisdom teeth and determine the condition of the surrounding gum and bone. Your treatment plan is customized specifically to your unique situation.

Second Step - Anaesthetic

Before any surgery starts, anesthesia is applied to numb the area. We understand you may be a bit nervous about surgery. But don’t worry, you won’t experience any pain at all. We’re experienced to help you manage any stress and anxiety you may feel. Talk to us and let us know how you’re feeling.

Third Step - Extraction

The exact method and difficulty of extraction depend on the state of your wisdom teeth. If they are growing completely straight, you may not even need surgery. Your dentist can perform a simple tooth extraction using regular dental tools.

If they are impacted, you’ll require a more involved surgery. Impacted means your wisdom teeth are not growing straight. Fear not, the removal of impacted teeth is a routine dental procedure and does not pose any significant risks. You almost certainly know friends or family who’ve had impacted wisdom teeth removed as it’s very common.

During the procedure, your wisdom teeth are gently removed, and a gauze applied to minimize any bleeding and prevent infection. Sometimes a few stitches are required.


Recovery After Your Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Alright, you’ve made it. You’ve had your wisdom teeth removed (don’t worry, you haven’t lost any wisdom in the process), and now it’s time to heal. Before scheduling your surgery, we make sure you have someone to pick you up, as the anesthetic prevents you from driving afterward. You may also require care after getting home.

Before you leave, you’re given specific instructions on how to care for and manage your wound. There are holes in your mouth that are very sensitive and susceptible to infection if not properly cared for. We’ll provide you with pads to bite on to encourage blood clots, and recommend you get some pain killers.

Depending on the severity of the surgery, you may have to stick with liquids or very soft foods for a few days while you recover and slowly introduce slow solid foods a bit at a time. You may experience some pain or discomfort for a few days.

The key to a quick recovery is not rushing to introduce solid and hard foods. You don’t want to risk prolonging your recovery time or requiring additional surgery.

Is It Time For Your Wisdom Teeth To Hit The Road?

If you ever begin to feel pain or discomfort in your mouth, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately.

Give your teeth the room they need to function properly. Call us today and let the experts at Revive Dental safely remove your wisdom teeth.

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3216 Portage Ave

Winnipeg, MB

R3K 0Y8

204-837-4517

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