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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are molars found at the four very back corners of your mouth. Typically, they are the last of your teeth to erupt, occurring during the late teen years or early twenties.

Whilst in some cases wisdom teeth grow without causing any discomfort, in many patients these molars become impacted (fail to emerge) due to insufficient space in the mouth. In such situations, extraction is often recommended.

Some of the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include:

  • Wisdom tooth pain
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Bad breath/unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Jaw pain/swelling
  • Swollen/red gums

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

A misaligned wisdom tooth can push against and damage your other teeth. In addition, it may cause damage to the jaw and even affect surrounding nerves.

A dentist will often recommend wisdom teeth removal if:

  • The wisdom teeth become trapped in your jawbone/gum.
  • There is insufficient space in your mouth for them to grow properly.
  • Cavities have developed on your wisdom teeth.
  • Your wisdom teeth are growing at the wrong angle, crowding your existing teeth.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of an impacted wisdom tooth, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible as extraction will prevent many complications including gum disease and decay.

Sedation Dentistry & Wisdom Teeth Removal

At Dr. Korol Dental, we offer sedation dentistry services to help patients avoid any pain, anxiety and discomfort during the wisdom tooth extraction procedure.

Our highly-qualified dentists have special training in sedation and extractions that will allow you to remain comfortable during the procedure and remember little to nothing about it afterwards.

What Our Patients Have To Say

At Dr. Korol Dental, our focus is on the patient. We strive to make every experience as pleasant as possible and to get to the root of your dental issue. Our hope is that every person who leaves our office feels they’ve had the best visit to the dentist and that they’ve learned more about their dental health. But don’t just take our word for it! Read what others have to say about their experience.

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Whether you’re booking a semi-annual cleaning and checkup or require a special dental service, Dr. Korol and her team are here for all of your dental needs.

To start on your personalized dental treatment for that healthy, beautiful smile, contact our Calgary dental office today by calling 1-403-245-9099 or filling out the contact form.

Recovering From a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

It can take up to 2 weeks to fully recover from your wisdom teeth removal procedure. During this time, you may experience:

  • Swelling: This will be worse for the first 2-3 days but will gradually improve. Gently applying a cold compress in the days following the extraction will help reduce the swelling.
  • Sore/Stiff Jaw: The stiffness of your jaw will wear off within 7-10 days. However, the skin around your jaw may feel bruised for up to 14 days.
  • Wisdom Tooth Pain: This may be more severe if the extraction was complicated. Your dentist may give you prescription painkillers to ease any discomfort.
  • Facial Numbness: Though this is less common, some patients may experience some numbness or tingling in their face, tongue or lips.

If you experience any excess bleeding, severe pain or other unusual symptoms, you should contact your dentist immediately.

  • Avoid strenuous activity and exercise for a few days.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to keep the extraction site clean and free of infection.
  • Eat soft/liquid food for the first few days and chew with your other teeth.
  • Use a cold compress/ice pack to reduce any swelling.

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Dr. Jackie Korol is passionate about providing outstanding dental care! She completed her dental studies in 2011 and has since committed to providing Calgarians with the care and the most up-to-date dental products and technology. Dr. Korol is dedicated to safe and mercury-free dentistry, with Dr. Korol Dentistry as a leading holistic and biocompatible dental practice.


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