WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
Dr. Guorgui extracts wisdom teeth in Toronto to prevent and eliminate earaches, headaches, jaw pain, and other symptoms associated with wisdom teeth issues
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Toronto
80-93% of people will need their wisdom teeth removed sooner or later. Early removal of wisdom teeth help avoid future complications
Wisdom teeth are extracted to correct an actual problem or to prevent problems that may come up in the future. There are many pros and some cons to removing wisdom teeth. Learn more about the different problems wisdom teeth can cause below.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Reasons to extract wisdom teeth
- Damage to other teeth
- Jaw damage
- Sinus issues
- Inflamed gums
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Wisdom tooth extractions are a very common procedure among young adults. For many patients, removal of the wisdom teeth can be their very first surgery. So if you’re nervous, curious, or scared about the procedure, here are the some frequently asked questions about wisdom tooth removal.
- Why do wisdom teeth exist?
Anthropologists believe wisdom teeth, or the third set of molars, were the evolutionary answer to our ancestor’s early diet of coarse, rough food – like leaves, roots, nuts and meats – which required more chewing power and resulted in excessive wear of the teeth.
Why do we have to remove wisdom teeth?
Now, with smaller mouths than our ancestors, we have less space and no need for our Wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth often come in poorly positioned, causing them to push into and possibly damage and crowd their neighboring teeth. Oral surgeons warn that even when young people are not experiencing pain or discomfort, they may have infection or inflammation or cyst formation associated with wisdom teeth. Numerous studies have found that adults who keep their wisdom teeth tend to have more such problems over time than those who have them removed.
Why is it better to remove wisdom teeth when we are young?
Your Dentist may tell you that it’s not necessary for you to get your wisdom teeth removed if they are correctly positioned in your mouth and do not cause any pain or dental problems. This however is not a recommended game plan. More than 80% of the population will have to get their wisdom teeth removed before they reach old age, and healing is much quicker and easier as a youth than it is later in adulthood. So why punish yourself when you are older?
Who should I go to for my wisdom teeth extractions?
“Choosing a dentist to perform your extractions involves more than checking their credentials! As well as the critical training, make sure that the doctor performing your oral surgery has extensive experience removing wisdom teeth and that they have all the equipment and staff available to make your treatment as comfortable and safe as possible. Dr. Guorgui removes thousands of wisdom per year; most of those are done with IV conscious sedation.
Benefits of Removing Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth removal in Toronto offer Dr. Guorgui's patients relief from:
If a wisdom tooth is causing a problem for other teeth, whether your bite is involved or just the tooth adjacent to the wisdom tooth, and constant infection occur, then it is advisable to remove the wisdom tooth causing problems. It's also important to analyze the anatomy of the roots of the wisdom teeth to see if they are near a nerve that runs to the lower jaw. If the nerve is wrapped around the bottom of the roots, removal may cause long-term numbness. All of these factors are always taken into consideration in determining whether removal of the wisdom teeth is the best course of action.
Wisdom Teeth Problems
- Crowding of the back teeth.
A wisdom tooth becoming stuck in the jaw (impacted) and never breaking through the gums.
Red, swollen, and painful gums caused by a flap of skin around a wisdom tooth that has only partially come in.
Gum disease and tooth decay in the wisdom tooth, which may be harder to clean than other teeth, or in the teeth and jaw in the area of the wisdom tooth.
How do I know my wisdom teeth need to be removed?
If you are experiencing any pain or swelling in your mouth, especially behind your very back tooth, it is a good idea to seek the opinion of a dental professional. Constantly biting on your cheeks, noticing a bad taste or smell in your mouth or even bleeding can all indicate that your wisdom teeth are trying to come in and there is not enough room. Dr. Guorgui utilizes modern dental x ray technology to indicate where the wisdom teeth are located as well as ensuring that no other damage has been done to the other teeth. He will advise you of your condition and work with you to make a treatment plan that is right for you.
What is the process of wisdom tooth removal?
To remove the wisdom tooth, your dentist will open up the gum tissue over the tooth and take out any bone that is covering the tooth. He or she will separate the tissue connecting the tooth to the bone and then remove the tooth. Sometimes the dentist will cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove.
Does insurance cover wisdom teeth removal or extractions?
Like always, this is dependant on your insurance plan, which is contracted between your employer and your insurance company. Fortunately, our financial coordinator is an expert with insurance claims, and submits forms after each appointment in order to maximize your allowable benefits.
To put it simply...
Most people will experience symptoms and will require the extraction of their wisdom teeth. Rather than wait until it becomes an emergency, plan ahead and have your wisdom teeth removed at a safe and convenient time.
Book a free appointment with Dr. Guorgui to determine whether or not you need to have your wisdom tooth or teeth removed.