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Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Port Alberni, B.C.

Get problem wisdom teeth removed before they become a bigger problem

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Patient & Careful Treatments

Our dentists care about your experience with wisdom teeth removal. We give patient and caring dental treatments that helps you feel calm and comfortable with coming to the dentist. Many of our patients have resolved their dental anxiety after coming to Valley Dental.


Easy to Book Your Appointments

At Valley Dental, we make it easy to get an appointment by booking online or contacting us. If you’re in pain, we also offer emergency dental. Often times we have same day availability.


We Accept Most Dental Insurances

At Valley Dental we accept most extended dental healthcare plans that your average Port Alberni resident might hold. If you don’t have dental healthcare coverage, we are happy to discreetly discuss our flexible payment options we can offer.


Understanding the Need for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Many of us face the moment when our dentist mentions wisdom teeth removal.

It’s natural to feel a mix of apprehension and curiosity. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, often emerge in our late teens or early twenties.

Sometimes, there’s not enough space for them to grow properly, leading to discomfort or potential dental issues. Removing these teeth can alleviate pain, prevent crowding, and ensure the health of your mouth.

Who Are Wisdom Teeth Treatments For?

If you’re feeling a twinge at the back of your mouth or your dentist has mentioned “impacted molars”, wisdom teeth removal might be on the horizon. It’s a common procedure for many in their late teens and early twenties, ensuring that all your teeth have the space they need to serve you best. Remember, it’s all about your comfort and oral health.


The Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is more than just a rite of passage; it’s an essential step towards maintaining optimal oral health. Impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infection, or even damage to adjacent teeth.

By opting for this procedure, you’re choosing a path of prevention, ensuring that your smile remains radiant and free from potential issues. Trust in the expertise of dental professionals to guide you towards the best decision for your dental well-being.

Did you know that wisdom teeth are called so because they appear at a more ‘mature’ age?

Historically, they were known as “teeth of wisdom” in the 17th century and by the 19th century had been shortened to “wisdom teeth.”

At Home Wisdom Teeth Treatments

Experiencing discomfort from emerging or impacted wisdom teeth? While a visit to the dentist is paramount, there are measures you can take at home for temporary relief:

  1. Cold Compress: Applying a cold pack can help reduce swelling and numb the area.
  2. Saltwater Rinses: Gargling with warm salt water can alleviate pain and cleanse the area.
  3. Over-the-counter pain relief: Medications like ibuprofen can offer temporary pain relief.
  4. Avoid certain foods: Keep away from very hot, cold, or sweet foods which might trigger pain.
  5. Oral gels: OTC oral gels can numb the area, providing temporary relief.

Remember, these are just temporary solutions. Always consult with your dentist for comprehensive care.

Questions & Answers About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Removing wisdom teeth is paramount to overall smile health


Why do we have wisdom teeth?

They are evolutionary remnants from when our ancestors needed to grind down plant tissue. Speaking of evolution, did you hear about the dentist of the year? They got a little plaque!

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

With modern anesthetics, discomfort is minimal. The procedure itself is often absolutely painless, recovery may be sore though. 

Can I eat normally after the procedure?

Soft foods are recommended initially. Smoothies and soups are the usual go to choice.

What are signs of an impacted wisdom tooth?

Symptoms include pain, swelling, and gum infection. Why did the wisdom tooth feel proud? Because it was deeply impacted!

How will I know if I need them removed?

Regular dental check-ups will inform you.

Are there risks to the procedure?

All surgeries carry some risks, but complications are rare. 

Can wisdom teeth cause headaches?

Yes, if they’re impacted or infected.

Hear From
Our Patients


I’ve had a lot of dental anxiety my entire life and recently decided to try changing dental offices. I am so happy I chose Valley Dental!

Dr. McCracken is so kind, funny and gentle. I was not shamed in any way for not coming in soon enough. The front desk staff and all the dental assistants are also so kind. It’s such a nice, calming atmosphere. I am no longer scared to go to the dentist! Thank you!

– Monika

Visit Valley Dental for Wisdom Teeth Removal


At Valley Dental, we understand that the thought of wisdom teeth removal can be daunting. But, rest assured, our team is here to provide care, comfort, and clarity every step of the way.

Our goal is your well-being and ensuring that your smile remains as radiant as ever. If you’re experiencing discomfort or are simply curious about the state of your wisdom teeth, don’t hesitate.

Step into Valley Dental and let us care for you in the best way possible.