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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal at 860 Dental: Restoring Your Oral Health in Hamilton

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Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars to emerge in the back of the mouth. While they can be valuable for chewing if they erupt properly and align correctly with adjacent teeth, they often pose problems due to lack of space or improper alignment. Wisdom teeth removal, also called extraction, is a common dental procedure aimed at addressing issues associated with these teeth. 860 Dental is the preferred dental clinic in Hamilton regarding wisdom teeth removal and general dentistry. Contact us to book an appointment. We also cater to emergency dental needs.

Signs and Symptoms Indicating the Need for Wisdom Tooth Removal

Several signs and symptoms may indicate the need for wisdom tooth removal:

  • Pain and Discomfort: Persistent pain in the back of the mouth, especially when chewing or biting down, can be a sign of impacted wisdom teeth.

  • Swelling and Inflammation: Swelling of the gums around the back of the mouth, accompanied by redness and tenderness, may indicate an infection or impact.

  • Difficulty Opening the Mouth: Limited jaw movement or difficulty opening the mouth can be due to the pressure exerted by impacted wisdom teeth.

  • Bad Breath and Unpleasant Taste: Food particles trapped around impacted wisdom teeth can lead to bad breath and a foul taste in the mouth.

  • Cysts or Tumors: Rarely impacted wisdom teeth can cause the development of cysts or tumors in the jawbone, requiring immediate attention.

The Process of Wisdom Tooth Removal

At 860 Dental, our experienced team follows a step-by-step process for wisdom tooth removal, ensuring optimal comfort and safety for our patients. The procedure typically includes the following steps:

  • Consultation and Evaluation: During your initial consultation, our dentist will evaluate your oral health, take X-rays if necessary, and discuss your symptoms and concerns.

  • Anesthesia Options: We offer various anesthesia options, including local anesthesia, sedation dentistry, and general anesthesia, to ensure a comfortable and pain-free experience during the procedure. Learn more about our dental sedation options.

  • Extraction Procedure: Our dentist will carefully remove the wisdom teeth from the gums and jawbone using specialized instruments. The extraction process is precise and minimally invasive.

  • Post-Procedure Care: After the extraction, our team will provide detailed instructions for post-operative care, including pain management, diet recommendations, and oral hygiene practices.

  • Follow-Up: We schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns or complications that may arise.

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

  • Prevents Dental Complications: Removing impacted wisdom teeth helps prevent overcrowding, misalignment, and damage to adjacent teeth.

  • Relieves Pain and Discomfort: Eliminating impacted wisdom teeth relieves pain, discomfort, and inflammation in the jaw and gums.

  • Reduces Risk of Infections: Impacted wisdom teeth are prone to infections and abscesses, which can be avoided with timely removal.

  • Improves Oral Hygiene: Removing problematic wisdom teeth improves oral hygiene by eliminating spaces where food particles and bacteria can accumulate.

Preparing for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Before your wisdom tooth removal procedure, our team will provide pre-procedure instructions to ensure a smooth and successful experience. This may include fasting before surgery, avoiding certain medications, and arranging for transportation if sedation is used. After the procedure, we'll guide you through the necessary aftercare steps to promote healing and prevent complications. You can also check out our blog page to learn about preparing for teeth removal and other dentistry-related topics.

Why Choose 860 Dental for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

At 860 Dental, we prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction. Here's why you should choose us for your wisdom tooth removal:

  • Experienced and Caring Team: Our dentists have extensive experience in performing wisdom tooth removal procedures with precision and compassion.

  • Advanced Technology: We utilize state-of-the-art dental technology and techniques to ensure optimal outcomes and patient comfort.

  • Personalized Care: We tailor our treatment plans to meet the unique needs and preferences of each patient, ensuring a personalized and effective approach.

  • Comprehensive Services: In addition to wisdom teeth removal, we offer a wide range of dental services, including emergency dentistry, general dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Explore our services to learn more.


  • What should I do if I face a dental emergency outside of regular office hours?
    If you experience a dental emergency outside our regular office hours, please call our emergency line for assistance.
  • How do I know if my dental issue is an emergency?
    If you are experiencing excruciating pain, swelling, bleeding, or have a damaged tooth, it's best to seek emergency dental care. Contact us for guidance on your specific situation.
  • Can I walk in for emergency dental care, or I need an appointment?
    While we recommend calling ahead for an appointment, we accept walk-ins for emergency dental care.
  • Do you accept insurance for emergency dental services?
    Yes, we accept most dental insurance schemes. Please bring your insurance information with you to your appointment for verification.
  • What should I do if I knock out a tooth?
    If you knock out a tooth, gently rinse it with water; be careful not to remove any attached tissue. Place the tooth back in its socket or store it in milk or saliva until you can see a dentist.
  • How can I prevent dental emergencies?
    To prevent dental emergencies, practice good oral hygiene, wear a mouthguard during sports, avoid chewing complex objects, and see your dentist regularly for check-ups.

For more information, visit our education page.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Assessment

Impacted wisdom teeth occur when the teeth cannot fully emerge through the gums due to lack of space or improper alignment. This can lead to various issues, such as pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. Our team can assess your oral health and provide solutions for impacted wisdom teeth. Contact us to book an appointment with our team today.

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