Duration of Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery.
Patients who need wisdom tooth extractions often have many questions they would like to address before their surgical date. The dentists at Harvest Hills Dental Care in Newmarket, Ontario, have open discussions with their patients prior to any procedure to avoid unexpected surprises.
How long does wisdom teeth removal surgery typically take?
Extracting impacted wisdom teeth during a surgical procedure takes longer than a simple extraction in which the tooth is visible above the gum line and accessible without surgical intervention. The number of natural teeth being removed can also affect the time. Most patients having four impacted wisdom teeth removed with surgical extraction can expect the procedure, including anesthetics and sedation, to take approximately one hour from start to finish. If certain difficulties arise during the operation, such as wisdom teeth in a less accessible position within the jawbone or unexpected complications, surgery may take longer.
Is wisdom teeth removal a major surgery?
The definition of a major surgery is relative to the procedure being performed and other alternative treatments that may be available. Certain complications can make a wisdom tooth procedure more complex and more invasive. We invite patients to talk to our team of professionals to understand better what to expect during their procedure and learn about the possible risks and complications arising from wisdom tooth surgery. We want our patients to be prepared for their upcoming surgical appointments, so they clearly understand the type of surgery being performed to address their dental needs.
How do I learn more about wisdom tooth surgery?
If you have been told by a dental professional that you could benefit from the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, it is critical that you work with a dental team that has experience in providing simple and surgical wisdom tooth removal. Call the Harvest Hills Dental Care team at (365) 659-1008 to request an appointment at our dental office in Newmarket, ON, at 181 Green Lane East, Suite #2. We are open to new patients and families and provide a selection of general, preventative, cosmetic, restorative, and surgical dentistry solutions for all who visit our practice.
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