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Expert Wisdom Teeth Removal in Sidney

Wisdom teeth removal is a routine treatment many adults experience. This tooth develops in your mid or late teen years. It is rare for an individual to have enough space in their mouth to accommodate all four wisdom teeth. At Sidney Centre Family Dentistry, we conduct a complete oral exam to analyze the position of your wisdom teeth and determine if they will cause problems in the future and, thus, should be removed. The best time for wisdom teeth extraction is when their roots are not yet fully developed, usually between the ages of 15-20.


Are you interested in learning more about wisdom teeth removal services in and around Sidney? Visit our clinic in Sidney. Our dental office is fully equipped with state-of-the-art dental tools to offer effective treatment and a hassle-free experience. Our goal is to help you get back your beautiful, healthy smile.

How to Know if You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth removal involves the permanent 3rd molars at the back of your upper and lower jaws. Wisdom teeth can erupt without causing any pain but may still require removal if they cause crowding that is detrimental to the other teeth and the bite. Sometimes, wisdom teeth remain trapped under the gum tissue or jawbone, which necessitates their removal.  Please see us at Sidney Centre Family Dentistry to evaluate whether your wisdom teeth require removal.

Wisdom Teeth Removal: The Process

Good preventative care can help keep your teeth healthy, but wisdom tooth extraction is not dependent on your oral hygiene alone. In most cases, the wisdom teeth are partially or fully impacted under the gum with no room to completely erupt. This condition increases the risk of infection or decay. When these teeth try to erupt, they crowd the existing teeth and create gum flaps where infection can fester. It is essential to have the offending teeth removed in all these situations, and we are pleased to offer this service to patients of Sidney, B.C.


The extraction process is simple. Our dentists will take all the precautions to make you feel comfortable during the procedure. We will thoroughly numb your mouth with a local anesthetic and make a small incision to open the gum tissue. If there is any bone covering the tooth, we will remove it. The tooth will be then pulled out gently with the help of dental forceps.

Call or visit Sidney Centre Family Dentistry in Sidney for a thorough dental check-up or a consult regarding wisdom teeth removal. We will be glad to serve you!

Preparing for the Surgery

Though the wisdom teeth removal process is not complicated, it still requires planning to ensure you have a pleasant experience during and post the operation. Here are a few things you should consider before your extraction appointment:

  • If you have any health concerns, discuss them with your dentist.

  • Inform your dentist about all the drugs that you are regularly taking.

  • Ask your dentist any questions that you may have about the surgery.

  • Take off from work or school for the surgery and the rest you would need afterwards.

Instructions after Wisdom Teeth Removal/Dental Surgery


At Sidney Centre Family Dentistry, we are concerned about your well-being and ensure you get the proper treatment to resolve your dental issues. We understand wisdom tooth extraction can be uncomfortable, so we provide detailed instructions to care for yourself after the surgery. Have a look at what our dental experts suggest to you:

  • Use ice to control the swelling.

  • Get plenty of rest to allow your body to heal. Avoid any strenuous activities for the first few days after the surgery.

  • Take prescribed painkillers as and when required.

  • Eat cool and soft foods.

  • Drink plenty of fluids, but try not to use a straw. Opt for lukewarm or cool beverages instead of hot ones. Avoid hot foods like soups, tea and coffee.

  • Avoid nuts, chips, or other hard and sharp foods that may hurt your gum tissue.

  • Have a high-calorie, high-liquid diet for the first two days post-surgery.

  • Chew with teeth on the other side of your mouth until your gums completely heal.

  • Bite down on the gauze pads provided by your dentist to control bleeding. Change them as directed or if they become soaked with blood.

  • Avoid using straws, smoking, or rinsing vigorously, as these activities can dislodge blood clots and delay healing.

  • While resting, prop your head up with pillows to reduce swelling and promote proper blood circulation.

  • Keep your scheduled follow-up appointments with your dentist to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns or complications.


Everyone's recovery is different, so listening to your body and following your dentist's instructions is essential. Contact your dentist immediately if you experience excessive bleeding, severe pain, or any unexpected complications.

Oral Hygiene

A good oral hygiene routine is essential to avoid an infection after the surgery. Follow the following steps to prevent the risk of any infection:

  • Day 1: Brush non-surgical areas only.

  • Day 2: Rinse your teeth with warm saltwater.

  • Day 3: Resume regular oral hygiene.


Please remember not to consume alcohol while on pain medication, as it may harm you. In addition, avoid sucking through a straw or smoking for 24 hours. These activities may create negative pressure within the mouth, preventing a proper blood clot from forming. If you have any doubts regarding the wisdom teeth removal process, talk to our dentists at Sidney Centre Family Dentistry. We are happy to help you understand the process.

Quality, Comfortable Dental Care

Get in touch with us if you are looking for preventative dental care in Sidney.

Trust us to offer a range of dental services, from preventative to cosmetic solutions.


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