Wisdom Tooth Extractions

About Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are also known as our “third molars” that come in later than the rest of our adult teeth. While there was once a time in human history where we used these molars, that’s not the case anymore.

Not only do we not need them, but many people’s mouths don’t have room for them! In this case, our dental professionals may recommend a wisdom tooth extraction to surgically remove them. About 85 percent of people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime.

Some people don’t ever get wisdom teeth, but those who do will have between 1 and 4 of these extra molars. When there is not enough room for them to emerge to the surface, this is what’s known as impacted wisdom teeth.

Whether your wisdom teeth are impacted or not, they may still need to be extracted. Flagship Dental will evaluate the status of your wisdom teeth and determine if extraction is necessary.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

Wisdom teeth can cause several oral health issues that are preventable with extraction.

Impacted wisdom teeth may cause symptoms such as:

  • Swollen and bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Pain in the jaw and face
  • Swelling
  • Cysts and infection

Even wisdom teeth that have fully erupted to the surface of your gums can create problems later on. They can cause your teeth to shift and can collect bacteria as they are usually difficult to clean. For these reasons, we may still recommend a wisdom tooth removal.

The Cost of Wisdom Tooth Extractions in BC

The cost of wisdom tooth removal in the BC area will depend on if the tooth is emerged or impacted. For emerging wisdom teeth, cost will range from $200-$300 per tooth. Impacted teeth may range from $300-$500+ per tooth.

It is worth the price for the sake of your short and long term oral health. We recommend reviewing your insurance plan or contacting your provider to determine how much of the cost will be covered.

What Makes Us Different

Whether you enjoy going to the dentist or not, Flagship Dental will always ensure you have the best experience possible. It’s our goal to make you feel comfortable from the moment you arrive to when you say goodbye.

In addition to our top-notch customer service, we focus on having the most modern technology that allows us to work efficiently and accurately in all of our dental procedures, including wisdom tooth extraction.

From regular cleanings to dental surgeries, you’re in good hands at Flagship Dental.

FAQs About Wisdom Tooth Extraction

The idea of wisdom tooth removal may leave you with a few questions. Here are some of the answers to our most frequently asked questions from our patients.

Is Anesthesia Required for Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Flagship Dental will apply local anesthetic to make sure your mouth and gums are fully numb so that your surgery is pain-free.

How Long Will Surgery Take?

Though it will depend on how many wisdom teeth we are removing as well as your dental anatomy, you can expect the extraction to take between 40 and 90 minutes.

How Painful Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

While the removal surgery will not be painful in itself, you may experience some discomfort post-surgery. We will make recommendations to help make you more comfortable as you heal from surgery.

How Long Will Recovery Take?

As with any medical surgery, your recovery time will depend on your unique anatomy as well as your recovery process, but most people recover within 1 to 2 weeks. We will ensure you have the smoothest and quickest recovery possible by providing an individualized recovery plan.

Want to Explore Other Restorative Dentistry Options?

Flagship Dental is here to provide excellent dental health care services for the Langley and Surrey communities. We offer restorative dentistry options such as crowns and bridges, dental implants, and surgical reparations to fix common and uncommon problems.

You don’t have to continue living with pain in your teeth and mouth. Let us restore your oral health so you can get back to feeling comfortable and confident.

Reviews From Our Patients

We love serving our Surrey and Langley patients, and treasure their trust in us as their dental providers. Here are some of the kind words our patients have shared with us over the years.

“I came to this clinic on the recommendation of a friend. For me, quality is everything. The clinic gave me a good first impression after the treatment. The doctor was very specific in explaining my problem and how it would be treated. This was important to me. The treatment itself also increased confidence in the experience and professionalism of the doctor.”

— OKSANA O.

“First time going to this dentist after my previous dentist retired. So impressed! Hygienist was great and my teeth never felt so clean. Was very good about explaining things and very thorough. Dr. Turton was professional and friendly and was very good about explaining things also. Will definitely recommend to friends..”

— DANA T.

“I enjoyed my visit to Flagship dental. Everyone is very warm, friendly, and kind. Their priority is to make you feel safe, comfortable, and at ease before, during, and after treatment. Dr. Turton and his dental assistants are professional, they work efficiently, and ensure your treatment is easy and painless. I highly recommend this dental office!”

— JESS D.

Book an Appointment

No matter what your dental needs are, Flagship dental would love to help. Contact us today to find out if you need a wisdom tooth extraction. We’ll be happy to discuss your options with you and guide you through the removal process.