For most people, sometime between the ages of 16-25 their third molars (wisdom teeth) erupt through the gums at the back corners of the mouth. The jaw simply does not have enough room to accommodate these teeth and they often will impact or crowd the surrounding teeth. When this occurs, it can result in pain, infection, and movement or disruption of the natural alignment of teeth. Even more problematic, cysts and tumors can form around impacted wisdom teeth resulting in teeth and jawbone deterioration. Most dental professionals advocate for the extraction of wisdom teeth even in patients who are not experiencing any negative symptoms because the procedure makes patients less vulnerable to gum disease, and because it is difficult to predict future problems if the teeth become impacted later. Dr. Mario Cabianca performs nearly painless wisdom tooth removal at his Trail office, and has extensive experience with all types of impactions. If you are concerned about your third molars erupting, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cabianca.
Dr. Cabianca takes panoramic pictures and uses 3D imaging to visualize the positioning of the roots in relation to the alveolar nerves. This way he can make an appropriate plan for the extraction to be as painless as possible. Dr. Cabianca will provide his patients with explicit pre- and post-operative instructions to ensure that there is no confusion and that everyone feels comfortable before beginning the procedure. We use IV sedation in our office for wisdom tooth removal, so patients will need to arrange to have an adult to drive them home after the procedure.
Following the extraction, patients will be on a soft diet (scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, spaghetti, etc.) for a few days until they feel comfortable moving on to other foods. Patients are also advised to avoid strenuous activity for the first few days, but typically patients can get back to their normal daily routines after 24 hours. Dr. Cabianca will prescribe anti-inflammatory or corticosteroid drugs to help minimize pain, swelling, and inflammation.
Some forms of impactions can be more difficult to extract than others, but Dr. Cabianca has experience removing all types:
If you have concerns about impaction or are feeling any pain or discomfort that you feel may be related to your wisdom teeth, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cabianca.
1648 2 Ave
Trail, BC V1R 1M5