Wisdom Teeth Collingwood
Wisdom Teeth Removal at Collingwood Family Dental
As a Family Dental Clinic, we offer Wisdom Teeth Removal services in Collingwood. Our dentists would be happy to sit down and go over your case with you! If our dentists assess your Wisdom Teeth case as very complex, we may refer the case to a trusted Oral Surgeon Specialist. We would help you take care of all the paperwork for the transfer and you would be able to return to Collingwood Family Dental for all other routine dental care and treatment as usual.
Free Consultations are a great way to find the best dentist in Collingwood for Wisdom Teeth removal. At the consultation, our dentists will be able to discuss your options, go over financial options, and answer any questions you may have as well!
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom Teeth are your third set of molars (at the very back) that a majority of people develop between the ages of 16 and 26 years old. However, some people never develop Wisdom Teeth at all! While most Wisdom Teeth need to be extracted, some people maintain them problem free for their entire lifetime. More specifically, Wisdom Teeth need to be extracted if they are misaligned or are causing crowding, pain, or infection.
To be sure, we recommend scheduling a Wisdom Tooth Removal consultation with our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental to go over your options and see if your Wisdom Teeth need to be extracted. You should plan to have your Wisdom Teeth assessed by the age of 15.
What Causes the Need for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
It’s very unfortunate that we are often born with teeth that become more of an issue than benefit. Wisdom Teeth are not always functional and often become a significant nuisance, causing crowding, infection, and other potentially serious issues.
Here are the main services included within the scope of General Dentistry:
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth often become impacted and don’t develop properly like other teeth. There are different levels of severity for Impacted Wisdom Teeth, but each of them has the risk of causing jaw pain, swelling, and other potentially serious developmental issues. These cases become increasingly complex as the level of Impaction increases.
Incorrect Growth and Overcrowding
Wisdom Teeth run the risk of taking up too much space in the mouth and often cannot be straightened out with braces. When crowding like this occurs, the only option left is to remove the Wisdom Teeth, create space for the other teeth, and allow them to develop properly.
Severe Pain and Aches
As Wisdom Teeth develop, they may begin to cause significant pain and irritation. This may be a classic sign of problematic Wisdom Teeth. However, it’s best to have our dentist at Collingwood Family Dental check this out to make sure there are no other underlying issues.
Infection and Decay
Wisdom Teeth can often be difficult to clean properly as they are often crowded and are located at the very back of the mouth. Food can get stuck for long periods of time if not cleaned properly, which can lead to periodontal disease, decay, and infection. Having your Wisdom Teeth extracted may be a beneficial option at this point to avoid gum disease, cavities, or more serious issues.
Wisdom Teeth Not Straight
As Wisdom Teeth begin to develop, they may grow on an angle and start to interfere with neighbouring teeth. This would likely cause damage to the surrounding teeth and potentially harm their development. Extraction of these Wisdom Teeth would be a common solution in this scenario.
Issues with Sinuses
Due to their location in the jaw, upper Wisdom Teeth may become a nuisance for one’s Sinuses. As Wisdom Teeth’s roots develop, they can end up causing pressure on the Sinuses, leading to potentially serious pain, headaches, and congestion.
If you’re unsure as to the development of your (or your child’s) Wisdom Teeth, scheduling an appointment with our team of professionals in Collingwood for a Wisdom Teeth Removal consultation is always a great option. Our dentists will be able to update you on the exact development stage of you or your child’s Wisdom Teeth. It’s recommended to have you or your child’s Wisdom Teeth assessed at the age of 15 or before. This will help to catch any developmental issues before they have an impact on the development of the surrounding teeth.
Feel free to schedule a consultation exam with our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental to learn more about you or your child’s options for Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Collingwood.
How are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
The complexity of Wisdom Teeth Removals can vary from simple to extremely complex. Most General Dentists will treat mild to moderate Wisdom Teeth cases and refer the complex extractions to Oral Surgeon Specialists. Factors such as the level of Impaction, bone density, medical conditions, and other oral health issues can make Wisdom Teeth cases significantly more complex.
At Collingwood Family Dental, we provide a Consultation or Examination before your Wisdom Teeth are extracted. Here, we can answer any of your questions and go over the entire process with you, including financial and sedation options. Once the details are discussed, the appointment for your Wisdom Teeth extractions can be scheduled.
Depending on the complexity of the case and the number of Wisdom Teeth being removed, the appointment typically takes between 1 and 3 hours. Various levels of sedation are offered to help you relax during your appointment.
Here are the steps of the Wisdom Tooth Removal procedure:
1. Apply Nitrous Oxide Gas to help patient relax (if chosen)
2. Administer local anesthetic to numb the entire area of extraction
3. Make an incision to expose the tooth and bone
4. Remove any tooth, root, bone, and debris necessary
5. Clean and finalize the surgical site
6. Suture the gums and place gauze on the surgical area
7. Let the patient recover and stabilize in chair or recovery room
Our dental clinic in Collingwood is designed to handle surgical extractions such as Wisdom Teeth. Our dentists would be more than happy to sit down with you and go over your options for Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Collingwood.
What are the Risks If Problematic Wisdom Teeth Aren’t Removed?
Although Wisdom Teeth extractions can be intimidating and scary to some people, it’s very important to have them assessed and removed if required. Ignoring the development, signs, and symptoms of problematic Wisdom Teeth can be detrimental to the development of the surrounding teeth and also cause serious oral health issues
Issues that can arise if Wisdom Teeth aren’t removed include:
-Interference with the development of neighbouring teeth
– Overcrowding of the molars
– Infection and abscesses
– Tooth Decay leading to Cavities and periodontal issues
– Severe aches and pains
– Sinus issues, headaches, and congestion
It’s extremely important to have your Wisdom Teeth assessed by our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental by the age of 15. Addressing the issue early is the recommended path to a healthy smile for developing teenagers and young adults. Schedule your Wisdom Tooth Examination with our team at Collingwood Family Dental when the time arrives.
Do Wisdom Teeth Removals Hurt?
In most cases, Wisdom Teeth Removals should not cause any sharp pain for the patient. The local anesthetic is designed to numb the entire extraction area of the mouth and jaw, allowing all sharp pains to be avoided. To help with the small ‘prick’ of local anesthetic, our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental apply an amount of ‘topical gel’ which helps to numb the area before the anesthetic is applied.
Furthermore, our Collingwood dental clinic offers a variety of sedation options to help you relax during your appointment. These sedation options would be applied even before the anesthetic is applied if dental fears or anxieties are an issue for you or your child. Our dentists would be happy to explain all sedation options and go over the process with you during your Wisdom Teeth Examination or Consultation.
Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions Covered by Dental Insurance?
Not all Dental Insurance Plans cover Wisdom Teeth Extractions, although there are some that do! We recommend having our team submit a pre-determination to your Dental Insurance Provider in order to find out if Wisdom Teeth Extractions are covered under your specific Dental Insurance Plan.
At Collingwood Family Dental, we offer Direct Insurance Billing for our patients. This means we take care of the claim submission and collection process on your behalf. At the time of service, you are simply required to pay any co-payments, deductibles, or other plan fees that are included with your coverage. We offer Direct Billing as a convenient service for our patients, so they don’t have to deal with the tedious claims and payment process!
How to Schedule an Appointment for Wisdom Teeth Removal at Collingwood Family Dental
To schedule an Examination or Consultation for Wisdom Teeth at Collingwood Family Dental, simply call, email, walk-in or book your appointment online. We are always welcoming new patients and walk-ins and would love to meet you at our Collingwood dental office located at 1 Huron St, Collingwood in the Rexall building. We are right next to the Collingwood Harbour and have lots of Free Parking available!
We also offer our services for Wisdom Teeth Removal for people from outside of Collingwood, such as Wasaga Beach, Thornbury, The Blue Mountains, Nottawa, Clarksburg, Springwater, New Lowell, Creemore, Stayner, Clearview, and the surrounding areas! We offer Direct Insurance Billing, Emergency Dentistry, and a full range of family-oriented dental services!