Wisdom Tooth Removal
Reduce current (or future) pain and protect the rest of your mouth with our safe and effective wisdom teeth removal treatment.
Why choose us for your dental care?
Wisdom Tooth Extractions in St. Thomas, ON
Wisdom teeth can cause infection, crowding, or decay in your mouth and are not integral to the structure of your mouth.
We may suggest that you have them removed if we believe they pose a potential risk to your oral health. Removal is safe, painless, and effective.
- Simple and common procedure
- Prevent infection/decay
- Prevent crowding
Some reasons for removal include:
An impacted tooth: The tooth cannot break through the gums correctly because the jawbone is not big enough to facilitate the tooth
A partially erupted tooth: The tooth has only partially broken through the gum and cannot form a proper seal against the gums, which may result in infection
An angled tooth: The tooth erupts at an angle creating risk to surrounding teeth and possible oral pain
The extraction may be done under local anesthetic but for more complicated extractions you may be referred to an oral surgeon. Recovery is typically quite fast, usually taking two or three days.
Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Some people’s wisdom teeth do not pose any potential oral health risks and will not need to be removed.
What is the best age to have wisdom teeth removed?
There is no ideal age but generally the sooner the better.
Will my wisdom tooth extraction be covered by my insurance?
Most of our treatments are covered by a majority of insurance companies. For a more detailed explanation of your coverage please call your service provider.
Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.