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Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Victoria, B.C.

Having your wisdom teeth removed can significantly benefit your oral health and prevent potential dental complications. Dr. C. Ross Crapo & Associates offers the latest in dental technology and techniques to make your wisdom tooth extraction as stress-free and painless as possible. We’ve served families in the Victoria area for decades, treating our patients with personal attention and expert care. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Why You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically emerge in your late teens or early twenties. They can become problematic if your mouth doesn’t have enough space for them. This crowding in your mouth can lead to various dental issues, such as impaction, infection and misalignment of your other teeth. Removing your wisdom teeth can help eliminate or prevent these issues.

Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Removing problematic wisdom teeth offers numerous advantages for your oral health.

  • Pain relief. Extraction can alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with impacted or infected wisdom teeth.

  • Prevent infections. Removing wisdom teeth reduces the risk of infections and inflammation in the surrounding gums.

  • Prevent dental crowding. Extracting wisdom teeth can prevent the overcrowding of your other teeth, preserving your smile's alignment.

  • Oral health. Wisdom tooth extraction helps maintain your overall oral health by preventing potential complications and maintaining a healthier mouth.

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Are Emerging

If you know the signs of wisdom teeth growth, you can get treatment early and avoid potential issues. Here are some common signs.

  • Pain and discomfort in the back of your mouth

  • Signs of inflammation, such as swelling and redness, near the back of your mouth

  • Stiffness of the jaw or difficulty opening your mouth

  • Bad breath

  • Headaches

Wisdom Teeth Removal After-care Tips

After having your wisdom teeth removed, proper after-care is essential for a smooth recovery. Here are some tips to help accelerate healing and prevent complications.

  • Rest. Get plenty of rest to aid the healing process.

  • Pain management. Take prescribed pain medications as directed by your dentist or oral surgeon.

  • Oral hygiene. Gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water to keep the extraction site clean.

  • Soft diet. Stick to a soft diet, including foods like yogurt, pudding and mashed potatoes to avoid irritation to the surgical site.

  • Swelling reduction. Apply ice packs to the cheeks to reduce swelling for the first 24 hours after surgery.

  • Follow-up appointments. Attend all follow-up appointments with our dental clinic to ensure proper healing.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Victoria

If you suspect issues with your wisdom teeth, Dr. C. Ross Crapo & Associates can help. We offer IV sedation for your wisdom tooth extraction to maximize comfort, limit the stress and fatigue experienced by your jaw muscles and make your recovery easier. Contact us today at our Victoria dental clinic to book an appointment.

Wisdom tooth in x-ray

Proper dentures after 43 years

Changes to your mouth will change the way your denture fits, especially when a denture has been worn for many years, but you don’t have to live with loose-fitting dentures. Gary had been living with an ill-fitted denture since he was 18. By the time he turned 61, enough was enough. His wife put him in contact with our dental office, and we recommended that he consider using mini implants to stabilize his dentures. Gary finished his treatment on the day his testimonial was taken.

“The whole procedure was totally painless. There was no pain! I just had the work completed and it feels wonderful. I can’t describe the feeling of… what it feels like to speak without worrying about my denture slipping down. Everyone of the staff members are just very outgoing. They basically really care about you. They care about your comfort… The quality of my life has definitely improved!”

- Gary

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