Wisdom Teeth Removal
Visit our clinic for a wisdom teeth removal with no complications.
As a maxillofacial clinic, we specialize in wisdom teeth removal. The maxillofacial surgeons at Clinique MFML have the expertise and experience to identify and treat any problem linked with your wisdom teeth.
We support our patients throughout their treatment so you can enjoy professional, comfortable and gentle care.
Trust our team to identify the source of your problems and, if necessary, remove your wisdom teeth.
Everything you need to know about wisdom teeth
Once used by our ancestors to chew tough plants and raw meat, wisdom teeth have lost their purpose in the course of human evolution. The narrowing of the jaw and the transformation of our eating habits have made wisdom teeth relics of the past, but they can still cause problems today.
When and how to have wisdom teeth removed
Wisdom teeth are the third molars located at the back of the dental arch and are the last teeth to appear. They generally emerge around age 18, but can also grow in later. Their eruption can be painful, and can potentially lead to a variety of oral and maxillofacial pathologies, especially if they lack space or are misaligned. In these cases, where they remain completely or partially covered by the gums and jawbone, there is a greater risk of developing a number of issues. Wisdom tooth removal will be necessary to contain the problem and prevent more serious oral diseases.
Risks and complications: everything depends on tooth impaction
Not all wisdom teeth require surgery. In fact, some wisdom teeth grow in without any problems affecting the jaw or adjacent teeth. However, they still often need special attention: their position at the back of the jaw makes cleaning more difficult, and poor oral hygiene can lead to tooth decay and infection.
When wisdom teeth removal is necessary
Wisdom teeth are more likely to cause complications and require extraction when they are impacted or semi-impacted, in other words, completely or partially under the gums.
When they are semi-impacted (only part of the tooth manages to pierce the gums) the risk of infection from bacteria and food deposits increases significantly.
Complications associated with wisdom teeth
Complications linked with the partial or full impaction of wisdom teeth include:
- Inflammation and infection of the surrounding tissue
- Cavities or bone loss around adjacent teeth
- Cysts or tumors associated with the tooth
- Movement of neighboring teeth
Problematic cases like these will most likely require surgery to remove the wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth extraction: the procedure
At Clinique MFML, the assessment is carried out by our specialists who, thanks to an appropriate clinical examination and panoramic or 3D X-rays of the jaw, will be able to determine whether or not an extraction is required.
Our expertise and our intravenous sedation technique, which differs from general anesthesia, enable us to offer our patients a gentle wisdom teeth extraction for their greatest comfort. For more information on the procedure and advice on what to do afterwards, please see our instructions page.
How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?
The cost of the operation will depend on the number of teeth to be extracted and the complexity of the procedure. For this reason, the price may vary from patient to patient. The best way to learn how much your specific procedure will cost is to make an appointment at one of our clinics, so that we can tailor our recommendations to your individual case.
Generally speaking, the cost of the operation varies between $180 and $385 per tooth. This covers the entire procedure.
Why choose a maxillo-facial surgeon over a dentist to remove wisdom teeth?
Thanks to our training and experience, our maxillofacial surgeons are able to perform even the most complicated operations. As specialists in serious facial surgery, we can provide you with the advice and expertise required to ensure that your operation goes smoothly.
What can you expect after wisdom teeth extraction?
Unfortunately, there are no general rules. It all depends on the complexity of your operation, how your body reacts and your personal stamina. Generally speaking, the first 3-4 days will be the most complicated, and you can return to a normal diet between days 8 and 12.
Do not hesitate to contact us and make an appointment to evaluate your situation with our specialists. Wisdom tooth growth can have serious repercussions on your oral health and even your overall health in general.