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Wisdom Teeth Removal
Teeth model to show wisdom teeth location

What are Wisdom Teeth?

As we age, we develop two sets of teeth: our primary teeth and our permanent teeth. Primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, erupt around the 6-month age. Most people begin to lose these baby teeth and grow their permanent adult teeth at the age of 5. This includes 32 teeth in total: 8 incisors, 4 canines/cuspids, 8 premolars, and 12 molars. Molars are different than our other teeth because they are larger, stronger, and flatter. Their primary use is to grind and break down food to prepare it for digestion. This includes wisdom teeth, which are the third set of molars at the back of the mouth. They typically grow in between the ages of 18-21.

Sometimes, there is enough room for wisdom teeth to grow in properly so there is no need to surgically remove them. However, many people need to have one or all of their wisdom teeth removed due to overcrowding, infections, or difficulty maintaining oral hygiene. Some people never develop wisdom teeth, although the reasons for this remain unknown.

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Our ancestors used their wisdom teeth to break down raw food so they could digest it properly. They also had larger jaws that could easily accommodate this extra set of molars. Nowadays, human beings have evolved to have smaller jaws that are often unable to comfortably accommodate wisdom teeth growing in. We also cook our food and use utensils, which means we no longer require the functionality of extra molars in our mouth. Simply put, this means that we have evolved to still have wisdom teeth, but don’t necessarily rely on them the way our ancestors did. People are usually in their late teens to early adult years when their wisdom teeth grow in. Since we grow and lose our baby teeth at a young age, and our wisdom teeth are the last to show up, it’s believed that you are “wiser” when you get them.

How Frequently Do People Get Wisdom Teeth?

Did you know that when you’re born, all of the teeth you’ll ever have are already present in your skull? They erupt in different stages, then fall out to make room for new teeth. The first stage is when your 20 baby teeth erupt, which are then replaced by 32 permanent teeth. This includes your four wisdom teeth, which are located at the very back of your mouth.

 

Because of the way humans have evolved, not everyone will have all of their wisdom teeth grow in. Some people may only have one wisdom teeth erupt. Others may have none. Just because you can’t see your wisdom teeth, though, doesn’t mean you don’t have them. They can exist underneath your gums but never break through the surface. A dentist can perform an x-ray to confirm whether or not you have wisdom teeth and determine if they could cause any complications. In many cases, a dentist will recommend a wisdom teeth removal procedure to reduce the likelihood of any oral health complications.

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Dentist viewing wisdom teeth removal xray

Why are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Every person’s situation is unique in terms of whether or not they require wisdom teeth removal. These are the most 

A dentist can evaluate how your wisdom teeth are growing in using an x-ray. It is easier to remove wisdom teeth earlier on in life, before the roots and bones around the teeth become harder and fully formed. Early extraction can help avoid infections and more serious oral health problems from developing later into adulthood.
Man in pain from wisdom tooth removal

What are the Signs of Needing Wisdom Teeth Removal?

A dentist can use an x-ray to evaluate how your wisdom teeth are growing in and any potential complications that could arise.

There are also signs you should look out for that may indicate you should have your wisdom teeth removed. One of the most common signs is pain in the back of your mouth, teeth, or jawbone. Whether mild or severe, discomfort in the mouth is a sign that your wisdom teeth should be looked at by a professional.

Another sign that you might need wisdom teeth removal is if you experience inflammation. This can occur whether your teeth are partially or fully erupted. Oftentimes, an erupted wisdom tooth will create flaps of skin in the gums that are likely to attract bacteria and cause an infection. Whether the inflammation is visible or you simply feel the swelling in your mouth, it should always be examined by a dentist.

Pain and inflammation are two of the most common signs of needing wisdom teeth removal. There are other signs that are less common, but still possible, including:

Wisdom Teeth Removal Pain

Before a wisdom teeth removal procedure, your dentist will use a topical numbing product and a local anesthetic to numb your mouth. This means your removal should be completely painless. The day of the procedure, you can expect to feel some pain which can be reduced by taking pain relief medication. Our clinic will normally prescribe one for you to reduce any discomfort while you heal. You should expect to feel some discomfort during the week after your extraction, which again can be minimized by using medication. This is also dependent on how many teeth you have removed – someone who has four teeth extracted may experience more discomfort than someone who only had one.
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Woman holding mouth from sore wisdom tooth

What are the Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Having your wisdom teeth removed can help you avoid a variety of different oral health issues.

Since we have evolved to no longer require a third set of molars, most adults benefit from having one or all of their existing wisdom teeth extracted by a dentist. The main benefits of wisdom teeth removal include:

Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Safe?

Wisdom teeth removal will be a simple, straightforward experience if you visit an experienced dentist. It is one of the most common dental procedures performed worldwide and is absolutely safe when performed under the care of a professional. Your mouth will be frozen during the entire procedure, so you are comfortable throughout. Your dentist will also use professional equipment, such as stitches and gauze, to help the treated site recover quickly and safely. If you have any concerns about the process of your wisdom teeth removal or the safety of your procedure, you can always ask your dentist.
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Dental clinic at HealthOne for wisdom teeth removal

What Happens During Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Before a wisdom teeth removal appointment, your dentist will need to determine your need for extraction. This can be done during a comprehensive dental examination, where we will take an x-ray of your mouth to get a complete look at how your teeth are growing in. Only after an exam will we be able to schedule your wisdom teeth removal appointment.
Steps for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Step 1 When you arrive for your appointment, our dentist will explain the entire procedure to you. They will answer any questions you have and let you know what to expect.
Step 2 The dentist will apply a topical numbing product to the areas being treated, as well as a local anesthetic. You will still be awake, but your mouth will be frozen.
Step 3 The dentist will perform your wisdom tooth extraction, which can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on how many teeth are being removed.
Step 4 Patients are normally sent home with a prescription for pain relieving medication. You can expect to feel some pain the day of the surgery, and some discomfort during the first week.
Step 5 You will be booked for a one-week post-operation check in to ensure the site of the extraction is healing well.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

It’s important to follow the instructions from your dentist while recovering from wisdom teeth removal.

This ensures that no infections or complications will develop, and ultimately keeps you as comfortable as possible while you recover. Here are the main post-operation care instructions we share with our patients:

Woman holding mouth while recovering from wisdom teeth removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?

How much is wisdom teeth removal? At HealthOne, the cost of wisdom teeth removal depends on your unique case and how many teeth need to be removed. During a dental examination, your dentist can give you a quote on pricing and discuss payment plan options available at our clinic.

If you are wondering, “is wisdom teeth removal covered by OHIP?”, our Patient Care Coordinator can provide you with an extended health care insurance breakdown.

Dentist describing cost of wisdom teeth to patient

Frequently Asked Questions

How many wisdom teeth are there?

In total, there are 4 wisdom teeth. However, not everyone will end up having all 4 wisdom teeth grow in. Some people may only have 1, 2, 3, or have none at all.

Does everyone have wisdom teeth?

No, some people do not end up having wisdom teeth grow in. The typical age range for wisdom teeth to appear is between the ages of 17 and 21, as the person becomes an adult. However, some people do not have enough room in their mouth and the teeth can stay dormant in the jawbone. In other cases, people may not have any wisdom teeth at all due to genetics.

Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?

When you visit a skilled dentist, they will numb the area before removing wisdom teeth. This will prevent you from feeling any pain or discomfort. It’s typically done under local anesthesia unless it is a complicated procedure.

How much does it cost to remove wisdom teeth in Toronto?

At HealthOne, the cost of wisdom teeth removal depends on your unique case and how many teeth need to be removed. During a dental examination, your dentist can give you a quote on pricing and discuss payment plan options available at our clinic.
 
If you are wondering, “is wisdom teeth removal covered by OHIP?”, our Patient Care Coordinator can provide you with a breakdown of your health care insurance options.

It’s typically done under local anesthesia unless it is a complicated procedure.

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