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Concerned About a Wisdom Tooth?

Are you worried that a wisdom tooth may not be erupting properly? Schedule a consultation with the team at Polaris Dental in Brampton.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction by Brampton Dentist

Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Brampton, Ontario

Do you or your child have an incoming wisdom tooth that is causing pain or discomfort? It might indicate that a wisdom tooth extraction will need to be performed. As part of Polaris Dental’s comprehensive treatment plans, we offer wisdom tooth extractions for Brampton patients. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

When is it Necessary to Pull a Wisdom Tooth?

Wisdom tooth extractions are so common they almost seem to be a rite of passage for young adults. While it is only necessary to pull a wisdom tooth under specific situations, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons states that over 50% of individuals will have at least one wisdom tooth extracted from the ages of 16 to 24.

Here are some of the complications that can result from a wisdom tooth erupting improperly:

  • Impacted wisdom tooth. An impacted wisdom tooth occurs when there is not enough space in the dental arch for the tooth to erupt properly. This can increase the risk of tooth decay and other complications since bacteria and food particles can become lodged between the wisdom tooth and gums. This can eventually lead to a condition known as pericoronitis, which is a chronic infection around the tissues of impacted teeth. This can result in periodontal disease and periodontitis, which can eventually lead to tooth loss.
  • Dental crowding. When there is not enough space in the arch for teeth to come in, they can force other teeth out of alignment. The result is often crowded, crooked, and overlapping teeth. The erupting wisdom tooth can also damage neighboring teeth. Dental crowding, as previously mentioned, can cause difficulty performing basic oral hygiene functions such as brushing and flossing.
  • Oral cysts. Prior to teeth coming in, they form in a sac inside the jawbone. If the wisdom tooth is unable to erupt, this sac can become inundated with bacteria, which can lead to the formation of an oral cyst. Oral cysts can damage hard and soft tissues and – in rare instances – can lead to non-cancerous tumors that require surgical removal.


The best way to avoid complications with an erupting wisdom tooth is to consult with your dentist. Call Polaris Dental for a consultation today!

Watch for These Signs of an Improperly Erupting Wisdom Tooth

The best way to determine if you are experiencing complications from an erupting wisdom tooth is through a professional consultation. But, there are a few things you can watch out for if you are concerned. If you notice any of these symptoms you should meet with your dentist as soon as possible:

  • Pain around eruption site. Some tenderness can be expected when a tooth erupts, but an erupting tooth should never be painful. If you notice pain with an erupting wisdom tooth (or any tooth), you should bring this up with your dentist as soon as possible.
  • Presence of blood. Wisdom tooth complications can cause bleeding due to tissue injury. Although, it may also indicate the presence of gingivitis.
  • Foul breath or taste. When a wisdom tooth becomes impacted or causes crowding, it can lead to a buildup of bacteria, which can cause a foul taste or breath.
  • Facial swelling or pain. Inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to injury and infection. Consult your dentist if you notice swelling around the jaw, lymph nodes, neck, or face. Persistent headaches, earaches, as well as pain or stiffness in the face or neck areas may also indicate a wisdom tooth complication.


It’s worth noting that you can have wisdom tooth complications without any obvious symptoms. This is why it’s important to attend regular checkups with your dentist.

What to Expect During a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

While it may sound intimidating to have a wisdom tooth extracted, you will be given an intravenous sedative during the procedure. Local anesthesia will also be used to numb the surgical site. These not only help block any pain, but you will be barely conscious for the duration of the procedure.

There are actually two different kinds of wisdom tooth extractions: simple and surgical. With a simple extraction, the wisdom tooth is extracted like every other type of tooth extraction. But, if there is a complication, such as a full bony, soft tissue, or partial bony impaction, additional surgical steps may be required.

After the surgery, you will be slightly intoxicated from the sedatives. Therefore, you should have someone drive you home after the procedure.

Have a Question About Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

The team at Polaris Dental are here to answer your questions and concerns. If you are worried about an incoming wisdom tooth, call us today to schedule an appointment.

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