Wisdom Tooth Removal

illustration of a Wisdom Tooth

Our wisdom tooth removal services help patients to avoid health problems with impacted wisdom teeth. We provide the removal of third molars or “wisdom teeth” in a friendly, comfortable setting, and we’ll walk you through every step of the removal process, letting you know the options that you have for this procedure.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Third molars or wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop. These teeth often come in when a person is 17-25 years old, a teenager or a young adult.

So wisdom teeth are a natural part of growing up. The problem is that when there’s not room for a wisdom tooth in the mouth, impacted teeth can cause infection, damage to tooth roots, decay, periodontal disease and other types of health problems. If a wisdom tooth can’t erupt from the gumline into the mouth, your dental health can be compromised.

Over time, the dental industry has become better at evaluating, treating and removing wisdom teeth along with a comprehensive look at dental and orthodontic health and what is sustainable for a patient. Now, patients have some options in how they choose to deal with wisdom tooth removal, in terms of anesthesia.

Evaluating Patients for Wisdom Tooth Removal

When providing wisdom tooth removal, Dr. Sunny Kim will look at the patient’s overall medical condition, the root development of the tooth, the level of impaction and how the wisdom tooth is positioned compared to other teeth in the mouth. We will provide careful consultation to help patients understand what to expect throughout the process, and in recovery. We’ll help the patient choose from several types of anesthesia – including:

  • Local
  • Intravenous (IV)
  • General

Recovery doesn’t normally take very long, but on the same day, we recommend the patient having a ride home and following certain recovery home care practices to keep dry sockets or other health problems from occurring. After the surgery, the patient will often need some form of pain medication just for a day or so. It’s important that we know about all of the drugs you are taking and any known allergies in order to avoid drug interactions or allergic reactions to medications. Soft foods are advisable for a while; Dr. Sonny Kim, DMD, will explain everything to you based on your own health history and medication regimen.

Don’t worry about wisdom teeth! Come in and see us and get a plan in place to deal with your emerging wisdom teeth to prevent dangerous impaction.

Dr. Sonny Kim is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had.

Dr. Sonny Kim is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. I’ve had braces 3 times to close a gap between my front teeth but due to grinding, I broke my permanent retainer and the gap came back in another spot that was quite noticeable. I asked Dr.Kim what we could do to fix it without having veneers put on my front. 6 teeth. He made by HAND a mold to show me what it would look like if he just made each tooth a little bigger. I loved it immediately and booked an appointment to have it done permanently. My smile has changed for the better and I am absolutely in love with his work. No more getting my tongue caught in the gap or showing when I smile. The fact that he did this all by hand instead of sending it out shows how much he cares and how much he values his work. No other dentist could do what he did without it looking funny. I am super happy with the results and find myself smiling more than I use to. Oh, and did I mention that he got the colour perfect so you can’t see where the bonding starts and ends on my teeth. Kudos to Dr. Kim for making my vision a reality.

Once again Dr.Kim, I can’t thank you enough.

Jacki H.