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Which dentist near Mississauga provides wisdom tooth removal?

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Your third molars – the ones farthest back on the top and bottom – are commonly called wisdom teeth because they emerge last, in late teen years or early 20s, when you are presumably wiser. Throughout history wisdom teeth have had their own lore. Some believe that getting wisdom teeth late is a sign that you’ll have a long life (and vice versa!). Others carry a pulled wisdom tooth for luck. Some say you won’t retain knowledge until you’ve cut wisdom teeth. Regardless of their mystique, wisdom teeth can be problematic and sometimes need to be extracted. Dr. Rina Kotecha and her associates at Dentistry on 10 in Mississauga are here to help!

Why have wisdom teeth removed?

In some cases wisdom teeth come in straight and strong, with plenty of room. They become a useful part of your dentition. Unfortunately, these latecomers are often forced to squeeze into cramped quarters. They may crowd existing teeth out of alignment, come in angled or sidewise, or become impacted, unable to break through the jawbone.

These situations cause discomfort and may eventually damage otherwise healthy teeth, harm the jawbone, or injure delicate facial nerves. Wisdom teeth aren’t necessary for clear speech, chewing function, or an attractive smile, so extraction can be a healthy option.

Safe wisdom tooth removal

Any licensed dentist is technically qualified to extract a tooth, but wisdom teeth can be a little tricky for the reasons cited above. The dentist needs equipment and expertise to properly analyze the situation and determine if extraction is appropriate. Timing is everything. An experienced dentist may anticipate problems and advise action early, before extraction becomes complicated and potentially painful. Wisdom teeth can be sizeable. Special tools and techniques are necessary to divide them into manageable sections for removal with minimal impact to jawbone.

Aftercare is also very important. A compassionate dental professional explains what to expect, especially within the first 24 hours after wisdom tooth removal. You know what to do to soothe discomfort and when a call to the dentist is in order.

About Dr. Rina

Dr. Rina knows that the idea of wisdom tooth extraction can be unsettling. She understands that familiarity is comforting. Her patients are part of her extended family, so she offers wisdom tooth removal in the setting where they are most at ease – her office in Mississauga, where they are surrounded by friendly faces.

Do you have questions about wisdom tooth removal? Would you like to become a member of the Dentistry on 10 family? Just call (905) 455-9262 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rina!

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Meet Dr. Rina Kotecha

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.