Wisdom Tooth Extraction in South Edmonton
Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure that involves the extraction of third molars to prevent potential complications such as impaction, infection, and overcrowding.
Depending on the complexity, tooth extraction typically costs $160-$500 per tooth, with an additional $120 for anesthesia.
Our experienced team of dental professionals utilizes safe and effective techniques to ensure a comfortable and successful procedure. Contact us to schedule your consultation and achieve optimal oral health.
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Wisdom teeth can also present with cysts that are asymptomatic until damage is done. These cysts, called dentigerous cysts, grow inside the gum line and expand while filling with fluid over time. Without symptoms of pain, these cysts can grow and eat away at the healthy bone tissue and other root systems around them. These are typically caught during routine checkups, but some patients present with advanced cysts which have caused drifting of adjacent teeth and swelling on one side of the mouth. Removing wisdom teeth is a precautionary step to avoid this potential.
Finally, wisdom teeth often become impacted (stuck) problematically within the tissues in the mouth. They can become stuck in bone tissue, gum tissue or both – or, they can partially emerge from the gums. Partial emergence is problematic because it loosens the seal of the gums around the tooth where it is exposed. This produces a flap of skin that traps food and bacteria and becomes chronically infected.
Signs of Infection
If you are concerned that you may have an infection around one or all of your partially emerged wisdom teeth, you will begin to feel pain at the site and will likely begin to taste something foul leaking from the site that doesn’t go away with brushing or rinsing. On waking in the morning, you may find it painful to open your mouth to brush your teeth or eat. If you have signs of infection, it’s important to see your dentist right away to correct it before it becomes dangerous.
How is the extraction performed?
Removing wisdom teeth is a similar process to standard tooth removals with the exception that your dentist will want to have recent digital X-rays in order to locate the primary nerve along the bottom jaw and ensure that the root isn’t going to disrupt it when removed. Your dentist will also check the digital images to ensure that the roots of the teeth on the upper arch don’t extend too close to the sinus cavity, which could also cause problems if removed. In such cases, your dentist may recommend that you see a specialist, but these are unusual circumstances. Typically, your tooth can be safely removed under local anesthetic right in the clinic.
If you have questions about this or other services offered by our general dentist, contact our clinic today.