Wisdom Tooth Extraction

What is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?


Wisdom Tooth Extraction is a procedure done by surgically removing one or more permanent adult teeth that grow on the top or bottom corners of your mouth. Having an impacted wisdom tooth means that it does not have room to grow, which can often result in pain, infection, and other dental problems, eventually leading to having it extracted by a dentist or an oral surgeon.

Who Can Provide This Service?

If your wisdom tooth is not erupting, regardless of whether or not it is causing you pain, you can be a candidate for wisdom tooth removal as long as your dentist sees that it can cause oral health problems sooner or later.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Benefits

Less Crowding

The development of your teeth and their arrangement in your mouth could be disrupted if a wisdom tooth develops and erupts in a mouth with insufficient space, therefore causing crowding of the teeth. It can eventually cause misalignment if the other teeth are pushed out of the way. Therefore, having a wisdom tooth extraction is better than needing braces and further corrective surgery to avoid teeth misalignment. Not to mention, if you have had braces or corrective oral surgery in the past and do not have space for your wisdom teeth, consider wisdom tooth extraction your best friend in not undoing your expensive, hard-earned smile.

Lessen Orofacial Pain

Alleviated chronic headaches caused by molar pressure, lessened sensitivity to the tooth and gums, and fewer cavities and potential for diseases are some of the benefits of wisdom tooth extraction. Easing simple discomfort can go a long way in improving your quality of life. 

Reduction in Headaches

Teeth crowding can cause headaches. When a wisdom tooth develops and erupts, it often causes other molars and firmly established adult teeth in your jaw and gums to move, thereby causing a pressure build-up and headache.

Oral and Facial Pain Prevention or Relief

If not extracted, a wisdom tooth can cause overcrowding, gum disease, and tooth decay. It is no wonder it can also cause pain in your mouth and face, called orofacial pain. However, if extracted, it can lead to a better quality of life as you will not have to deal with the pain it can cause daily.

Reduced Risk of Oral Disease

Wisdom tooth extraction means that you lessen the risk of having tooth decay, gum disease, infections, and discomfort. It also means preventing vital tissue loss such as bone loss and gum recession. The sooner you say yes to wisdom tooth extraction (when it is necessary), the faster you get to avoid these risks from affecting your oral and overall health.

Prevent Damage To Nearby Teeth

An erupted wisdom tooth can cause its neighboring teeth to weaken, loosen their roots, and wear their enamels away – all of which makes them at risk for bone loss and cavities. Aside from that, brushing and keeping a wisdom tooth clean can be a very difficult task. Therefore, its removal can save you from discomfort, expensive fillings, and root canal treatment.

Stop Infection

An erupted wisdom tooth can cause pressure and irritation to your gums, bones, and other teeth, exposing them to bacteria that could lead to tooth decay or tooth loss.

Stop Tooth Shifting

When a wisdom tooth pushes other teeth, it often causes a jagged bite line. That is why the sooner you get an extraction, the earlier you will prevent your dentition and tooth alignment from worsening. Otherwise, your dentist may recommend braces or other procedures to fix your bite if the teeth have shifted.

How Wisdom Tooth Extraction Works

Step 1: Consent

Generally, your dentist can perform a wisdom tooth extraction. However, in some cases, they may refer you to a surgeon if your case is more complicated. Before you undergo the operation, they will explain the procedure you will go through then ask you to sign a consent form.

Step 2: Local Anaesthetic

To numb the tooth area, the dentist will give you a local anesthetic injection. This will prevent pain during the extraction, but feeling pressure during the process is quite common.

Step 3: Removal

The time it takes to remove the wisdom teeth depends on many variables, including whether or not there is impaction, as well as how many teeth are being removed in one appointment. Some swelling, discomfort and slight bruising might occur afterward.

Why Choose 5 Corner Dental

High Standards

Our standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Our office is equipped with advanced technology and competent staff to ensure your visits are comfortable and enjoyable, even when coming for an extraction!


Infection control at 5 Corner Dental is absolutely essential to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross-contamination processes using the BC Dental Association standards. All our potential cross-contamination surfaces are either touch-less or foot-controlled. Your health and safety are always top of mind at 5 Corner Dental.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as exceptional individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Final Words

Wisdom teeth are present at the end of the jaw and erupt last. That makes them vulnerable to the lack of space in the jaw. Sometimes there is enough space, but wisdom teeth have an inclination towards the other teeth, making their path of eruption somewhat compromised. Their location at the end of the mouth also makes it difficult for you to clean them effectively.

Approximately 85% of impacted wisdom teeth are removed in the American population every year. Proper evaluation of your teeth at an appropriate time can save you from compromising your nearby teeth and experiencing pain and swelling. Mehrzad Hakimi, DDS of 5 Corner Dental, is the primary dentist who can help you with your concerns. Get to know Dr. Hakimi and his professional team more by visiting our site at https://www.5cornerdental.com. Your comfort and health are our priority.

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