Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Vancouver, BC

Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Vancouver, BC

Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Vancouver

It’s not uncommon for some people to become anxious when they learn they need to have a wisdom tooth, or several wisdom teeth, extracted. Many of us have heard stories from friends, family, or co-workers about the process and their own personal experiences.

While the thought of wisdom tooth extraction may sound daunting to some people, the truth is that the it is an extremely common procedure with a very low risk of complications. Keep reading to learn more about the extraction processes performed at M2 Dental.

Understanding the Two Types of Tooth Extractions

There are two types of tooth extractions commonly performed by dentists in Vancouver. They are known as a simple extraction and a surgical extraction.

  • Simple extractions are performed routinely on teeth other than wisdom teeth. The process is less involved because teeth other than the wisdom teeth are “simpler” in their root shape and therefore easier to extract. The procedure typically requires only the use of a dental instrument that gently loosens and extracts the tooth from its place.
  • Surgical extractions, however, are typically performed in wisdom teeth that have not become fully exposed from the gum line, otherwise known as erupted. You may also hear this condition referred to as ‘impacted.” In this case, a small incision will need to be made in the gum to access the tooth. And occasionally the impacted wisdom tooth will need to be divided into sections to make the extraction easier.

The Healing Process is Quicker Than You Think

What a lot of people don’t realize is that the mouth has an incredible capacity to heal. After your wisdom teeth have been extracted you should be able to resume normal activity within a day or two. Keep in mind, however, that you will need to make sure you adhere to any follow-up instructions you’ve received to avoid potential complications.

Still Feeling Anxious?

If you find yourself still feeling anxious about having a dental extraction – whether it’s a simple extraction or a surgical extraction – you may want to consider sedation dentistry as an option. M2 Dental is happy to discuss all options available to make sure your wisdom tooth extraction procedure is as stress-free as possible. Make your appointment now to learn more.

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