Wisdom Teeth in Calgary

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Prevent Wisdom Teeth from Affecting Your Oral Health

Almost everyone develops wisdom teeth during their late teens and early 20s, but most people have to get them removed for various different reasons. Despite the name, keeping your wisdom teeth is likely not the wisest or healthiest choice to make.

At Symmetry Dental, we can observe how your child’s or teenager’s wisdom teeth may affect their oral health and surgically extract them before they can cause long-term problems. If their wisdom teeth are coming in, be sure to book an appointment with us today.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars you develop, located at the back of your mouth. Baby teeth grow in before being replaced with adult teeth, but wisdom teeth don’t grow until you’ve already become a young adult. People generally grow between 1 to 4 wisdom teeth, but some might not develop any at all.

Although some people don’t experience problems with their wisdom teeth as they grow in, many do.

How Do Wisdom Teeth Affect Your Oral Health?


Impactions occur when wisdom teeth don’t erupt through the gums, causing them to instead push against your other teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to pain, swollen gums, and gum disease.

If your wisdom teeth erupt through your gums, they may come in crooked or misaligned. If this happens, you might experience shifting teeth or bite misalignments.

If wisdom teeth only erupt partially, they may be more likely to collect food particles and bacteria, causing gum disease and tooth decay.

Removing Wisdom Teeth

Before the Surgery

We always perform a thorough dental exam and cleaning before we consult you on the extraction process. The exam will help us determine how your wisdom teeth are growing and allow us to detect and treat any other possible issues you may be experiencing before we recommend surgery.

We can perform any required surgery right here at Symmetry Dental, and we will give you all the information you need to prepare for the procedure properly.

During the surgery, we will numb the relevant areas of your mouth with a local anesthetic. After the numbing process, we will make an incision in your gum tissue where the wisdom tooth is.

Next, we will remove any bone or connective tissue around the wisdom tooth before finally removing the tooth itself. In some cases, we may have to cut the wisdom tooth into smaller pieces for safer extraction.

After removing the tooth, we will seal your gum tissue together with stitches.

We will prescribe medication to help manage any pain or discomfort you may feel following the surgery.

Please refrain from eating hard or chewy foods for a few days and avoid using straws. You may return to eating normally as the healing process progresses.

Choose Symmetry Dental

Removing you or your child’s wisdom teeth can help prevent the development of several different oral health issues.

If your wisdom teeth are causing oral health issues, book an appointment to find out how we can help today!

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We are located in Southland Court. There is ample parking in the lot on the east side of the building. It is easily accessible by C-Train should you prefer transit.

Our Address

  • #150, 10601 Southport Road SW
  • Calgary, AB T2W 3M6

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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