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Wisdom Teeth Extraction
in Montréal

Wisdom Teeth

At Centre Dentaire Sfeir in Montréal, we are experts at extracting wisdom teeth. Our staff will explain the procedure to you in detail when you visit the clinic, but, in the meantime, here is an overview for readers who would like to know more now.

Why extract wisdom teeth?

Whenever there’s a problem with wisdom teeth, dentists will often recommended that they be extracted because they’re not necessary for chewing. This type of surgery may be required for a number of reasons, including an overcrowded mouth, the incomplete growth of a tooth, the position of the tooth, a cyst, or other reasons. The dentist will make a diagnosis with the help of an X-ray. In addition, it may be wise to extract the wisdom teeth before beginning an orthodontic treatment, in order to make it easier to properly align the teeth.

Wisdom Teeth
The Procedure

The Procedure

The surgery is performed under local anesthetic. The patient generally feels some pressure, but no pain. If the patient does feel pain, it’s important to tell the surgeon so that he can correct the situation. The extraction takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes per tooth. 

If you notice any abnormal symptoms or if pain persists after 3 days, make an appointment to see your dentist.

After oral surgery, you must:

  • Place ice on the cheek to reduce the swelling (for 20 minutes every hour).

  • Keep your head elevated as much as possible.

  • Eat soft foods and drink beverages at room temperature (first day).

  • Take the medication prescribed by your doctor (if applicable), along with acetaminophen-based (Tylenol®) or ibuprofen-based (Advil®, Motrin®) medications.

  • Be mindful of your oral health.

  • If you are bleeding, apply a sterile compress (or a moistened tea bag) to the area and bite down on it for 10 minutes.

  • The day after the surgery, rinse your mouth with lukewarm water and salt (2 ml of salt per cup of water) 3 times per day.

After oral surgery, avoid:

  • Spitting and rinsing your mouth.

  • Smoking and drinking alcohol.

  • Intense physical activity.

  • Drinking with a straw.

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