We take great pride in the way we treat patients who require wisdom teeth extraction. Although the Canadian and American Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS & AAOMS) consider the best time for removal of impacted and unerupted teeth to occur between the ages of 15 and 25, wisdom teeth removal is an important part of preventive dentistry at any age. Waiting for impacted and unerupted teeth to cause pain or complex clinical complications results only in more extensive and costly treatment. Our patients report excellent recovery rates following tooth removal.
Third molars, better known as “wisdom teeth”, are the third set of teeth, usually the last teeth in the back of the mouth, that in some people don’t have enough space to come out completely and can stay partially or completely in bone. They are also very often in inappropriate positions which can cause problems such as difficulty with oral hygiene, caries, periodontal problems, pain, and infections.
Third molars which are impacted (unable to erupt normally) can interfere with adjacent teeth and other facial structures. For example, a wisdom tooth has the potential of pushing on the roots of the adjacent tooth, often causing significant problems. They can also be the cause of abscesses, gum infections (pericoronitis), as well as other lesions such as cysts.
Wisdom teeth typically start erupting around age 16. When a third molar has been identified as potentially problematic, it is best to have it removed sooner rather than later. This timing serves two main purposes. Firstly, we want to make sure the roots are not fully formed to minimize any damage to the sinuses or the inferior alveolar nerve. Secondly, younger patients tend to recuperate more easily and at a faster rate.
We will be happy to explain wisdom teeth extraction procedure to you in detail, call us today for further information!
We strive to make all our procedures as comfortable as possible.
Intravenous sedation is a technique of administering medications through a vein to help relax you and reduce discomfort. This is done without putting you completely to sleep. It is most important that you follow the instructions below very closely.
After your appointment the medications used will still be in your system. The following precautions should be followed:
If you follow these guidelines along with your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, you will find the procedure will go smoothly and comfortably.
The following instructions have been compiled to assist you in the post-operative period. If you follow these guidelines, your recovery will be more comfortable.
If you have any questions or problems, please call our office (514-486-1002) and we will be pleased to help you. Outside of business hours you can contact the oral surgery Resident on call at the Montreal General Hospital ((514) 934-8075 or (514) 934-1934 extension 53333). It is very important that you ask to speak to the oral surgery resident on call at the Montreal General Hospital.