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The Short Answer is No

A lot of people have asked us whether they need a referral from their dentist to get wisdom teeth removed at Argyle Associates in Ottawa.

Wisdom Tooth Removal: How You Got Here

Emerging Wisdom Teeth Can Pose a Threat to the Rest of Your Mouth

If you’re reading this article it’s probably for one of two reasons. Perhaps your dentist referred you to Argyle
Associates? Or maybe you happened upon this page while searching for wisdom tooth removal?

In either case, we’re glad you’re here. Not that we’re glad you’re experiencing pain or are otherwise facing one of life’s
less-than-pleasant rites of passage. But we’re here to help.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Referrals
from Your Dentist’s Office

If your dentist or someone else in his or her office referred you to us, welcome to Argyle Associates!

We’re Ottawa’s experts in wisdom tooth removal and other oral surgery procedures, with four conveniently located and friendly clinics across the National Capital Region to serve you.

Although they’ve probably recommended wisdom tooth removal to you, the first thing we’ll do is set up an appointment for consultation. We’ll go over your overall oral health, examining your teeth and gums and looking at x-rays and/or other imaging.

Once we’ve evaluated your situation, should we concur that wisdom tooth removal
is necessary, we’ll set up a surgical appointment for you to have your wisdom teeth removed.

What If You Don’t Have a Referral from a Dentist

If you’re here on your own, so to speak, it’s not a problem at all.

Perhaps you’re experiencing some or all of the following:

Pain in teeth /
jaw / gums

Infection of gum tissue
behind lower last tooth

Cysts or

Gum disease

Damage to nearby teeth

Tooth decay

… If you still have your wisdom teeth (whether fully grown in, partially emerged or present in the gums), those could very well be the culprit. We’ll book an initial consultation for you, wherein we examine your teeth and gums, go over your oral health history and run dental imaging as called for. That way we can determine whether you need your wisdom teeth removed.

If that’s the case, we’ll set up your next appointment which will be when the tooth or teeth are removed.

What to Do Next: Wisdom Teeth Removal

Whether you’ve been referred to Argyle Associates in Ottawa by your dentist or you’re coming to us directly, it will be our pleasure to provide you with the highest level of care and service.

Contact us today to find out more and book your first appointment.

Looking into the next steps in getting your wisdom teeth removed?

Yes you can. At Argyle Associates we provide patients with consultation appointments to determine whether wisdom teeth need to come out. Once we have evaluated your individual situation we will determine whether wisdom teeth are necessary. If it is determined to be necessary, we will set up a surgical appointment to have your wisdom teeth removed. You do not need a referral to arrange a consultation appointment with Argyle Associates.

Whether or not you were referred to us by your dentist, we require that patients undergo a consultation appointment. During this appointment we will take a close look at your overall oral health, examine your teeth and gums, and analyze x-rays and other imaging. Based on what we find, we will determine whether or not surgery is necessary. If it is, we will schedule an appointment to have them removed.

No you cannot. In order to remove your wisdom teeth, we need to have a clear understanding of your oral health situation and determine if your wisdom teeth really need to come out. The only way we can do that is if we have a consultation appointment. The consultation is an essential aspect of any oral surgery procedure. It not only provides patients with the chance to learn about the procedure and how to prepare, it also gives our oral surgeons the chance to assess the patient’s individual situation and determine the most effective solutions. No two patients are exactly alike, so it is essential to have a proper consultation before surgery.

As we have already mentioned, no two patients are alike. That means wisdom teeth removal does not always take the same amount of time from one patient to the next. That said generally speaking the wisdom tooth removal procedure takes less than an hour. Your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon will be able to give you a more precise estimate during your initial consultation.

That depends on your individual situation. For some people, keeping wisdom teeth causes no problems and leaving them in causes no problems. Some people are born without a third set of molars or wisdom teeth. For those who do need their wisdom teeth removed and do not get the procedure done, partially erupted wisdom teeth can lead to bacterial infection called pericoronitis. Wisdom teeth that don’t erupt can lead to the development of a cyst which can damage bone and gum tissue. Wisdom teeth that come in crooked can also permanently damage adjacent teeth and negatively impact your bite’s alignment. If your dentist has determined that you need your wisdom teeth removal, it is important that you follow their advice and book a consultation appointment.

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We will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

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