Wisdom tooth removal is usually recommended for patients between the ages of 17 and 25.  When wisdom teeth are unable to erupt, they may cause the surrounding area to become infected, inflamed, and even decayed. 

Wisdom tooth pain may occur when the tooth is unable to break through the gum tissue, which is called wisdom tooth impaction. Trouble swallowing/chewing, stiffness in the jaw, tooth decay, gum disease, crowding, trouble opening the mouth, and bad breath are some common symptoms of wisdom tooth pain. Wisdom teeth may also cause crowding or misaligned teeth. 

During your consultation, our dentist will evaluate your oral health and determine your wisdom tooth removal candidacy. 

After the procedure is completed, a follow up appointment will be scheduled within the next week in order to remove sutures. All post operative instructions will be full explained by your dentist and you will be provided with a root canal aftercare kit. 

Wisdom tooth recovery is minimal and usually a few days. However, this may vary depending on the patient. Drinking from a straw or smoking within 24 hours of wisdom tooth extraction before the area is allowed time to heal, may create wisdom tooth removal complications.

You may use an ice-pack to reduce swelling. Food options after your wisdom tooth removal include soft foods like pudding, gelatin, or soup, etc. Warm salt water rinses or over-the-counter pain medication may help to relieve wisdom tooth removal pain. 

Our dentists offer sedation dentistry for wisdom tooth extraction for apprehensive patients. Wisdom tooth removal sedation helps enable a more comfortable and anxiety-free procedure. For patients in need of immediate pain-relief, our dentists frequently treat walk-in patients and offer emergency wisdom tooth removal. 

The severity of the case and the number of teeth being treated determine wisdom tooth removal cost. Your wisdom tooth removal price will be discussed in-depth during your consult. To schedule your wisdom tooth extraction with one of our dentists, call (905) 388-7330 today. 


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696 Concession Street
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