That’s not boasting or bragging - that’s our promise. In Dr. Ashnaei and his team, you have over a century of collective dentistry expertise and thousands of hours of experience in tooth extraction and oral surgery.
Our Coquitlam dental clinic also brings dentistry’s latest innovations to you, like safer surgery through more accurate imaging and faster recovery with advanced techniques like Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Therapy.
You can count on us for every dimension of your care - from consultation to recovery.
COMMON TOOTH EXTRACTION QUESTIONS
Be Prepared For Your Procedure
Do I need a specialist referral to get my wisdom teeth removed?
No, you don’t need a referral. We can assess your mouth and let you know whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed.
Is wisdom teeth removal covered by insurance?
It depends on your individual coverage. If you’re not sure, we can work with your coverage provider to find out what you’re eligible for and help you receive maximum coverage.
Is wisdom teeth removal painful?
While the surgery isn’t painful, you’ll probably feel some discomfort as your mouth heals. For most people, an OTC medication is enough to handle any post-surgery pain.
Do wisdom teeth have to be removed during adolescence?
No, you don’t have to, but it’s recommended because it can help you avoid a more difficult emergency tooth extraction later on in life.
Your jaw bones and teeth are still developing at that age, so removing your wisdom teeth is easier and better for your long-term oral health, especially if you have impacted wisdom teeth.
How long until I’m fully recovered?
Your tooth sockets won’t fully heal for several months, but you’ll only feel extra sensitivity for about 2 weeks, and you’ll be able to eat solid foods again after 4 to 5 days.
Will the treatment cause me to miss school/work?
At most, you’ll only have to miss a day or two. While you can technically go back to school or work the next day, you’ll probably feel quite uncomfortable and won’t be able to focus well.
Are there any side effects from wisdom tooth removal?
No, there are usually no long-term side effects from getting your wisdom teeth removed. In the short term you may feel numbness, pain, or swelling, and you won't be able to eat or drink certain things, but those effects will go away shortly.
It’s addition by subtraction
Be proactive about your wisdom teeth and set your smile up for lifelong health.