Ease Pain and Restore Your Health with Gentle and No-stress Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth that erupt at the back of the mouth in patients aged 17-25. If your wisdom teeth erupt normally, you can live with them unless they interfere with orthodontics or cause overcrowding. Regrettably, wisdom teeth are problematic in many patients, causing pain and infections.

At Stoneycreek Village Dental, Drs. Yohannes Melkie and Alan Chan offer gentle yet effective wisdom teeth removal services.

Why your wisdom tooth has to go

Since wisdom teeth are the last to erupt, there is usually no space for them to grow normally. Due to inadequate space, most wisdom teeth remain stuck below the gum line (impacted) or develop at an awkward angle. Your dentist will likely recommend the removal of your wisdom teeth since they may cause numerous dental problems, like:

  • Infected gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Sinus issues
  • Damage to nearby teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Interfering with orthodontic treatment
  • Mouth pain

We usually recommend the removal of wisdom teeth at an early age before they become deeply anchored in the jawbone. Besides, removing your wisdom tooth sooner is preferable before they start giving you trouble.

The wisdom tooth removal procedure

Extracting your wisdom tooth isn’t as scary as it sounds. The process starts by evaluating the condition of your wisdom tooth and its position. Typically, we use digital radiographs to determine the ease or difficulty of removing your tooth.

Simple tooth extraction is enough if your tooth has broken through the gum line. Under anesthesia, we use gentle tools and techniques to pull out your tooth from its socket. However, we will perform a surgical tooth extraction if your wisdom tooth is impacted. We usually numb your gums, but if you have dental fear, we have sedation dentistry options to put you at ease.

Once settled, we incise your gums to access the trapped tooth. We then break it into parts for easier removal. After removing it, we clean and suture the surgical site to pave the way for healing. Before letting you leave, we give you aftercare tips for a smooth recovery.

Wisdom tooth removal near me

Are you searching for wisdom tooth extraction services in Fort McMurray, AB? You are in the right place. Stoneycreek Village Dental uses the latest technologies to remove wisdom teeth without causing further health concerns. Please dial (780) 666-7327 to learn more about the procedure, its benefits, and its cost.

Do I have to have my wisdom teeth removed?

It depends. If your wisdom teeth to grow in normally and cause no issues, then there is no need to remove them. However, if there is not enough space in the mouth and they do not grow in correctly, they will likely need to be removed.

When do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Wisdom teeth often need to be removed because there is not enough space in the mouth for them to grow in correctly. This may mean that they become impacted (stuck below the gum line) or they grow in at an odd angle and push against other teeth or the cheek. 

Why would wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Wisdom teeth that have not grown in properly can cause infections, pain, and even damage to other teeth such as overcrowding. Removing wisdom teeth in these cases can help to keep your smile healthy.

Is wisdom tooth removal a surgery?

It depends. If the tooth has come through the gums already, we can perform a simple extraction, which means the tooth can simply be pulled out without surgery. If the tooth is still below the gum line (impacted), it will require a surgical tooth extraction.

Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?

Wisdom tooth extraction is generally not painful because we provide appropriate local anesthetics and sedation when needed to keep you comfortable. We will also advise you on what medications to take after the local anesthetics have worn off to manage any lasting discomfort.

Dr. Yohannes Melkie, DMD EAT Bio

Dr. Yohannes Melkie

Dr. Yohannes Melkie obtained his Biomedical Science degree from the University of Ottawa and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, he moved to Fort Mac, where he has practiced since.

Dr. Melkie follows various conferences and training sessions to stay current so he can provide the best quality treatment to his patients. He enjoys collaborating with patients to ensure they get the best care.