Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that grown in with your adult teeth. Sometimes there’s not enough room for these teeth to grow into, so they need to be removed before they can cause damage to your mouth or your other teeth.
Because the wisdom teeth are normally removed before they break through the gums, they need to be removed through surgery. The procedure is done under local anesthetic. We make an incision in the gums above each wisdom tooth, and then extract the tooth through the incision. After the teeth are removed we close the incisions with sutures.
Complicated extractions or patients who would prefer sedation are referred to the oral surgeon at the Oak Dental Centre.
Learn why your wisdom teeth might need to be removed and how we extract them.