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How Wisdom Teeth Removal Works: The Process and Recovery Tips

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt, usually when a person is between 17 and 21 years old. Since wisdom teeth come in late when other teeth have erupted, there is typically insufficient space for healthy eruption. As a result, wisdom teeth may cause overcrowding, pain, infections, and other problems.

Getting Out Wisdom Teeth in Mississauga ON area

Don’t live with problematic wisdom teeth. Dentistry On 10 in Mississauga, Ontario, offers wisdom teeth extraction services to support optimal oral health. Whether you need a simple or surgical dental extraction, you can trust Dr. Rina Kotecha and the team for expert care.

How wisdom teeth are removed

Not all wisdom teeth need removal. Some patients have lived with wisdom teeth for many years without issues. However, removal is the best course of action if your wisdom teeth cause pain or compromise the integrity of other oral structures.

The process of removing wisdom teeth depends on whether it’s impacted or fully erupted. A simple extraction is sufficient if your troublesome wisdom tooth has broken through the gums. After anesthetizing your gums, the dentist uses unique skills and tools to pull out the tooth from its socket.

If your wisdom tooth is trapped in the gums (impacted), the dentist will remove it surgically. After numbing your gums with anesthetics, the dentist will gently incise your gums and bone to access the impacted tooth. Then, the doctor will break it into pieces to minimize trauma to the surrounding structures. The final step is to clean and suture the surgical site to kickstart healing.

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Healing after wisdom teeth removal

Immediately after surgery, restrain from participating in physical activities to allow healing. Furthermore, take your antibiotics and painkillers as directed to manage infections and pain, respectively. Be careful not to bite your cheeks and lips when your mouth is still numb. 

Other aftercare instructions include:

  • Eat soft foods and gradually transition to solid foods as you heal
  • Observe optimal oral hygiene to prevent oral infections
  • Avoid disturbing the surgical site to prevent dislodging the clot
  • Use a cold compress to manage swelling and pain
  • Avoid smoking until you heal
  • Call your dentist when you notice increased or prolonged pain, swelling, and bleeding

Looking for wisdom teeth extraction services in Mississauga, Ontario? You can entrust your smile to Dentistry On 10! 

Dr. Kotecha and the team offer gentle yet effective extractions to restore oral health. Call (905) 455-9262 to schedule an appointment today! 

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Hi, my name is Naren. I have been coming to dentistry on 10 for at least five years, probably a lot longer than that. I first heard about Doctor Rena, through a friend of mine who was my roommate back in college and the, the, thing that attracted me to her right off the bat is she went to Harvard of course, you know Harvard is one of the top schools in the world, so you know studying at Harvard and Learning dentistry Harvard, I’ve never met anybody who went to Harvard, so that was the number one thing. But when I came here, it’s not the Harvard that I ended up staying here for. It’s because she’s a very caring person and she has a team that really is caring. So, for example, you know I, I, have some health conditions and you know taking care of my gums is really, really, important and I’m like not that good at taking care of myself. So you know she just, just, stuck with me, just kept at me and, you know, just taught me things and talk to me about things and you know. And when I did, you know, kind of mess up and you know, get gum disease again. You know she you know, stuck with me. So, like for me personally, I know people come for dentistry for lots of reasons, some people you know, care about their smile and things like that. For me personally, it’s the health because I have a history of health issues in my family and I know the importance of, you know, taking care of your gums and you overall mouth and health so I would strongly recommend Doctor Rena if you really care about your health. If you really want somebody who’s not just trying to, you know, give you things you don’t need, but really, who’s trying to focus on what’s good for you, helping you achieve your goals. She’s very caring, very, very patient, very, very, gentle and, and, she’s there for you. So, it’s almost like having a partner in health who’s working with you to make your life better. So, we all need it, and especially as we get older when we are in our 40s and 50s, we need to take care of our health and without doctor Rena I don’t think I would have the comes I have and I don’t think I would be working on my health. Thank you very much Doctor Rena and I would, absolutely without a hesitation, recommend anybody and my entire family comes here as well as my two kids and My wife. So, thank you for being an amazing dentist and thank you for caring about people who live in the neighbourhood and their health.

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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.