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.
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
Damage to nearby teeth
… 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.