Langley Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth causing you discomfort?

Sage Dental is here to help. Our team of oral surgeons is skilled in the extraction of wisdom teeth, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience.

Don't suffer from pain, infection or crowding—book your appointment for a consultation for wisdom tooth removal today at Sage Dental.

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    Why Wisdom Tooth Removal?

    The appearance of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, in one's late teens or early twenties, can be an uncomfortable experience. But why are these teeth often the subject of a dentist's extraction tools?

    The Role of Wisdom Teeth

    Wisdom teeth were once an essential tool for our early ancestors who subsisted on coarse diets that wore away their teeth. However, with the evolution of our diets, these teeth have become somewhat obsolete.

    Common Issues with Wisdom Teeth

    While some people may experience no issues, for many, the eruption of wisdom teeth can be uncomfortable, causing a variety of dental complications. Problems arise when these late bloomers grow sideways (impacted wisdom teeth), overcrowded, or partially emerged, leading to discomfort, infection, or potential damage to neighbouring teeth.

    What is Wisdom Tooth Removal?

    Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon to alleviate pain or prevent future dental complications. The molars are removed via extraction.

    Understanding the Procedure

    During wisdom teeth removal surgery, your dentist will first numb the area around the tooth with local anesthesia or provide you with options for sedation. The dentist will then make an incision in your gum, remove the tooth and stitch up the wound.

    Why Wisdom Tooth Removal Is Necessary?

    Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, but when issues arise, extraction can provide much-needed relief and protection from teeth damage, overcrowding, and growth of injections, and cysts.

    Overcrowding

    In many instances, there simply isn't enough room in the mouth for these late bloomers. This can lead to overcrowding, causing other teeth to shift and potentially leading to alignment problems.

    Infections

    Partially erupted wisdom teeth can create an opening in the gum where bacteria can thrive, leading to painful infections.

    Damage to Other Teeth

    An impacted wisdom tooth can push against the second molar, potentially causing damage and increasing the risk of infection.

    Development of Cysts

    Occasionally, cysts or tumours may develop around impacted wisdom teeth, which can cause damage to the jawbone or nerves and require further more extensive treatments.

    What to Expect During a Wisdom Tooth Removal Visit?

    From your first consultation to the actual procedure, here's what you can anticipate.

    Your Initial Consultation

    At Sage Dental, your initial consultation will involve a thorough oral examination and X-rays to gauge the state of your wisdom teeth. We will discuss your anesthesia options and draft a tailored treatment plan and set a treatment date.

    The Day of the Procedure

    On the day of your procedure, expect a safe and comfortable experience. Our trained professionals will guide you through the process, ensuring that you feel at ease. You will get local anesthesia around the tooth, and optionally in some cases, you may be Sedated.

    How much does Wisdom Tooth Removal Cost?

    The cost of wisdom tooth extraction varies widely, depending on several factors.

    Factors Affecting Cost

    Every Dentist will charge a slightly different cost for Wisdom Tooth Extractions. Some of the factors that determine the wisdom tooth extraction cost include the complexity of the case, the type of anesthesia used, and geographical location where you live, how many wisdom teeth are being removed at once.

    Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Covered by Insurance?

    While many dental insurance plans do cover wisdom teeth removal, the extent of coverage varies. We advise patients to check with their insurance providers for details. If you are unsure, you can contact our office and we will help you to understand your coverage.

    Patients Also Ask Us

    Does the removal of wisdom teeth hurt?

    The procedure itself is painless due to the use of local or general anesthesia. After the procedure, some discomfort may be experienced, but this can be managed with prescribed pain medications.

    What is the recovery time for wisdom tooth extraction?

    Recovery typically takes a few days. Swelling and mild discomfort are common but should lessen each day.

    What should I eat after wisdom tooth extraction?

    Stick to soft foods and liquids for the first few days. Gradually reintroduce harder foods as your mouth heals and it becomes more comfortable to chew.

    Are there risks or complications associated with wisdom tooth removal?

    As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks, such as infection or dry socket. However, these risks are minimal and your dentist will discuss all potential complications and how they are managed during your consultation.

    Risks and Complications

    While wisdom tooth removal is generally a safe procedure, as with any surgery, there are risks involved. These can include dry socket, infection, damage to other teeth, and numbness. At Sage Dental, we take every precaution to minimize these risks.

    Home Care Tips After Wisdom Tooth Removal

    Proper aftercare is crucial for a successful recovery and can help avoid complications.

    Pain Management

    Pain can typically be managed with over-the-counter painkillers, or we can prescribe something stronger (Tylenol 3 with Codeine) if necessary.

    Eating Habits

    Stick to a soft food diet for the first few days, gradually reintroducing harder foods as your mouth heals.

    Oral Hygiene

    Keeping your mouth clean is essential, but be gentle – don't brush or floss around the surgical site for the first 24 hours.

    Avoid Smoking

    After your procedure, you must not smoke or vape. The suction from inhaling can cause Dry Socket, which is a painful experience that will make sure healing time much longer and your overall pain level much more increased.

    Need to remove your wisdom teeth?

    Sage Dental is committed to your oral health and comfort. Whether you're experiencing pain from an impacted wisdom tooth, looking for wisdom tooth extraction in Langley, or simply need a routine check-up, we're here for you. Our experienced team will provide the best possible care, from the initial consultation right through to recovery.

    Reach out to us today and start your journey to better dental health.

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    Meet Our Langley Dentists

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    Dr. Shafiq Kara

    Dr. Shafiq Kara is well known for his work in maintaining and creating healthy functional smiles for patients of all ages. Dr. Kara graduated as the valedictorian from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Dentistry in 2004. Since then, he has spent countless hours travelling across the world to learn from the best cosmetic, restorative and specialist dentists, serving Langley and lower mainland families. He has been the team dentist of the Vancouver Giants since 2017 and founded the original Mothers day Smile Makeover. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys skiing, golfing, and traveling with his family.

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    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dr. Aarman Rahim was born and raised in the Tri – Cities. Dr. Rahim received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Sydney. Previously, he studied at Simon Fraser University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Certificate in Liberal Arts. Dr. Rahim is dedicated to educating and providing his patients with the latest evidence-based treatment, in an efficient and comfortable setting. He is highly proficient, and detail orientated which has led to comfortable and satisfied patient experiences. When not in the clinic, Dr. Rahim enjoys spending his time outdoors hiking the beautiful terrain British Columbia has to offer as well as making music.

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    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Rabia Gill earned her DMD at University of British Columbia after first completing her BDS at Manipal University in India. She is a registered dentist with the Canadian Dental Association and BC Dental Association. She is excited to join the team at Sage Dental and North Langley Dental. Apart from multiple CE courses taken over the years, she is currently pursuing graduation from world renowned Kois Centre in Seattle to further her skills. She is also a certified provider of Invisalign and Botox. She aspires to make all dentistry from simple fillings and cleanings to endodontics and orthodontics to be more predictable and comfortable for her patients. In the life left over, she loves traveling with her husband and her 10 year old son. She loves movies, shows and all the latest pop culture. She tinkers around with digital animation and buys way too many art books. She is the slowest runner in her run club but she hopes to run a half marathon one day!

    No Longer Practicing

    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    Dr. Maria Tugbang was one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Langley. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the university of British Columbia. Dr. Tugbang practiced in White Rock, BC prior to purchasing Sage Dental in 2001. In 2008 Dr. Tugbang brought Dr. Shafiq Kara into the practice. They continued their partnership until March of 2021 when Dr. Tugbang retired from dentistry.
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    Dr. Shafiq Kara

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    Dr. Aarman Rahim

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    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Rabia Gill

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    Dr. Maria Tugbang

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    Patient Reviews

    Lee Ann MartinLee Ann Martin
    01:07 04 Apr 24
    I came upon this office as they took over my regular dentist office. I was nervous about losing my dentist of 20 plus years but I had nothing to be worried about. They have been amazing and I am not the easiest patient. I had a major dental issue and was sent to their main office which is just a block away. I have been beyond pleasantly surprised at the quality of the work and the ease of using them. I would highly recommend. Today I had my regular dental cleaning there as they were still finishing up my implants. It was a breeze and I do not like cleanings at all as my teeth are sensitive. I would highly recommend this office
    E T (Corveric)E T (Corveric)
    02:15 13 Mar 24
    2-1/2 hours here today. I can't say it was fun, but very informative. All the staff are most caring and helpful.Great dental office.Next time I go, I think I get a free dessert.
    Kayla ShellyKayla Shelly
    01:27 02 Mar 24
    dr. Rahim & Caitlyn were both so incredibly friendly! I felt like they listed to all of my concerns and met me with multiple solutions to best fit what I was looking for. I left with no questions or doubts and I am totally confident that I am in good hands here. Super happy that I made the switch over to sage dental!
    totothebunny333totothebunny333
    19:13 23 Feb 24
    I was a patient of Sage Dental about 4-5 years ago. I stopped going after a horrendous experience with Dr. Maria Tugbang. Firstly, her punctuality was almost always an issue as she was consistently 20-30 minutes behind schedule and I would be sitting in the dentist chair wasting my time until she finally showed up. She would also seem to choose unnecessary and expensive treatments, like regular follow up appointments with herself after hygienist cleanings, so I would have to pay a fee for the cleaning and another fee for seeing her.The worst experience was when I was considering getting veneers. Dr. Tugbang initially recommended that I get some orthodontic work to correct the relapse that had occurred since I had braces, which made sense. But then during a visit, she changed her tune and asked me how much the orthodontist was going to charge me. I told her $1500. And then she said, "rather than giving $1500 to the orthodontist, why don't you give me the money instead and rather than moving the tooth back into it's correct position with braces, I'll just grind away most of the tooth and put a cap on it to make it look like it's in the right position"?!Now, I'm not a dentist, but intuitively that does not sound like a good idea. It does however sound like a very self-interested and greedy move by a so-called health care professional who wants to make some extra money by recommending a procedure that honestly sounds harmful. She was also contradicting her own previous advice. I told her that her suggestion was not what she recommended last time, and she suddenly became incredibly rude and defensive in her reply, so much so that the hygienists present were noticeably alarmed and were actively trying to perform damage control.I was visibly angry and the receptionist told me there was no charge for the visit and suggested that perhaps I would consider seeing Dr. Kara instead, (who apparently had just purchased the clinic from Dr Tugbang). I declined.Anyway, I realize that "Dr." Tugbang has retired from dentistry, (good riddance), and will thankfully no longer be offering quack advice for her own financial gain. I sincerely hope Dr. Kara is a more scrupulous professional going forward. I just had to get this off my chest by writing this review, and will most likely delete it later so it doesn't affect the ratings for the new owner of Sage.
    Michael KowalskiMichael Kowalski
    01:25 16 Feb 24
    Visited Dr Rahim for a second opinion on my highly rated provider. They took my fears (anxiety) and concerns (spiralling) very seriously. They took their time and did not rush and were gentle which as someone with previous childhood trauma means the world who as a grown man would cry and shake at the dentist. After this experience I decided to fully change to their clinic. During a cleaning it was the same experience. I'm quite pleased with their facilities as well; they have headphones to help with the noise and their office is tidy and has state of the art technology to show you the issue in depth. Dr. Rahim always goes into detail about what causes the issue, how it can be treated through different methods and whether it's a concern or not. I appreciate his explanations.
    Lynn RoweLynn Rowe
    16:25 08 Feb 24
    Had my first visit yesterday, and right afterwards called a friend to say "I'M IN LOVE with my new dental centre!" Everyone was very kind and welcoming, very thorough and honest and open, and also reassuring that yes, I do have options to get that nice smile I've been after for so many years! I FELT HEARD! :) :) :)
    Janet LewisJanet Lewis
    01:17 02 Feb 24
    Excellent service. Thorough exams and X-rays, scaling and polish with dentist, dental technician and hygienist. Payment easy and thoughtfully explained by administration. Thank you All.
    Bernadeth Yu-AlvarezBernadeth Yu-Alvarez
    03:02 27 Jan 24
    I went there today for my annual check up and as always, staff were friendly and made me feel at home. Dr Kara is always jolly, kind, and accommodating. He explains things well and answers any questions I may have. I'm extremely satisfied with my implant, the service, and care that I've received from Dr. Kara and the staff team. I highly recommend their service!
    Stephanie LaversinStephanie Laversin
    01:09 12 Jan 24
    Achieving my goals of saving my teeth from my severe clenching and grinding. This is the result of the exceptional knowledge, skills, patience and perseverance of Dr Kara. So blessed to have such a high caliber and talented dentist !!
    Darlene AngersDarlene Angers
    16:49 16 Dec 23
    I was so happy to find Dr Kara after having his expert services 13 years ago. I am confident knowing I'm in the best care with Dr Kara & his support staff who are very considerate & knowledgeable of explaining procedures & expectations. Thank you for your expert care & I'm looking forward to completion of my new smile!
    Kathleen McMillanKathleen McMillan
    01:04 13 Dec 23
    The drs, hygienists and assistants at Sage dental are so kind and considerate. The work is always excellent as well.
    allison youngallison young
    06:24 30 Nov 23
    Staff and office is lovely! I am a new patient here and have only been in twice but I have left happy each time. I appreciate how thorough and honest they are about what is best for my teeth! I’d recommend them to anyone
    carolyn gibbscarolyn gibbs
    00:10 11 Oct 23
    This is an amazing dentist and dental hygienist. I have been going there for many years. Professional, clean and very modern practice. I would highly recommend my dentist and dental hygienist to anyone.
    colleen mcquadecolleen mcquade
    03:55 23 Sep 23
    I have been a patient of Sage Dental for about 5 years now, and have had a lot of dental work done by them,including implants.I had gone to Sage Dental with a badly fitting bridge,that was very uncomfortable to say the least. Dr Kara was able to give me implants and I can’t thank him enough. His staff are true professionals and amazing. I appreciate everything about this dentist,and especially the painless,sedation therapy I had for my extractions. I am convinced that Dr Kara is the best of the best at his job,and his staff are very professional and friendly too.I strongly recommend Sage for all dental work.
    julie mcclenahanjulie mcclenahan
    00:23 22 Aug 23
    I have very high anxiety and panic. They always make my visit calm and relaxing. Bonus, just got my crown done in one visit, no temp crown needed! Sage Dental Rocks!!
    brad wilsonbrad wilson
    01:27 25 Jul 23
    First time here at Sage Dental. The office is very modern and has the latest technology in Dental Equipment. All the staff were very friendly and informative which made me feel welcome. I have a difficult case needing many tooth extractions and was very stressed and worried when I arrived. When I left their office I was relaxed and relieved about my situation. Dr. Shafia Kara was extremely informative. He took the time to explain every issue in detail and answered all my questions. I am so glad I came to Sage Dental. I would highly recommend them for your dental needs.
    Tyler TrowbridgeTyler Trowbridge
    01:25 30 May 23
    After getting options from multiple different dentists, I ultimately went with Dr. Kara at Sage Dental and I couldn’t be happier! My Invisalign treatment went as planned and with no surprises. I enjoy going to Sage Dental and find that the dental assistant Taeya was comforting and very supportive along my 2 year Invisalign journey. I was recommended to Sage Dental by a friend and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to my friends and family! 5 stars!
    Cassandra DienoCassandra Dieno
    02:22 28 Apr 23
    With previous bad experiences at other Dentists and high anxiety going to Dental Offices. My first visit to Sage was absolutely amazing. I felt relaxed, well cared for and every step and process was well explained to me. From the front of house staff, the hygienists and the Doctors. Everyone I dealt with was so kind and understanding of my fears.I will be back again
    RTC Container SalesRTC Container Sales
    20:47 20 Apr 23
    Always available, love the way the office communicates with text messages. Flexible is the most important to me and they always try to fit my son in for adjustments on his braces when its urgent.Stuff and front desk super nice. They try their best always.Thank youAneta
    Rich WangRich Wang
    02:00 03 Apr 23
    I've been with Sage for over 10 years now and highly recommend them for any of your dental needs. They've taken great care of me from fillings, cleanings, adult Invisalign and toothy emergencies. I trust them for the best advice and care. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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