The Toronto wisdom tooth extraction process can be confusing at first glance, and here at Christie Park Dental we understand that you may have questions. Fortunately, our helpful staff is ready to answer any and all questions you may have. That said, we’ve begun to notice that there are some questions that get asked much more frequently than others. In order to get the answers to our Toronto, ON area patients quicker, we’ve gone ahead and gathered up these questions, listing them below for your convenience. If you have a question that you don’t see answered, or would like a little more clarification, feel free to contact our office and speak with one of our helpful team members today.
Whether or not you can drive after having wisdom teeth extracted depends on the type of sedation administered prior to the treatment. If you have only a local anesthetic administered, then you will be able to drive without any problems. However, if a more powerful form of sedation is used, then you will need someone to drop you off and pick you up for your appointment.
Of course you can eat after your surgery. However, you will want to avoid foods that are hard or chewy, as they can irritate the extraction site. Instead, you will want to stick with foods like yogurt, soup, and eggs, all of which are soft enough to not cause pain or discomfort.
This is actually false. Not every person will need to have their wisdom teeth. However, it is incredibly rare to have a jaw that is large enough to support wisdom teeth. That said, even in the case that there is enough room in your jaw to hold wisdom teeth, they may still need to be removed. If the wisdom teeth cannot be properly cared for or do not come completely in, they will need to be removed.
Fortunately, we can use x-ray scans to see the positioning of your wisdom teeth. This will let us know in which direction these teeth are erupting. However, if the wisdom teeth are facing the correct direction, then there is no way to know for sure if a patient’s wisdom teeth will come in successfully until they finally start erupting. That said, waiting for these teeth to begin erupting can make it harder to remove them should it be necessary. For this reason, it is generally better to simply remove wisdom teeth as soon as possible.
Here at our Toronto area office, we are ready to answer any and all questions you may have about wisdom teeth and our extraction services. If you have a question that you would like answered, then we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Andre Hughes today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dr. Andre Hughes
745 Bloor St. West
Canada M6G 1L6
Monday: 10AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 10AM – 7PM
Wednesday: 10AM – 7PM
Thursday: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday: 9AM – 3PM