Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Oral and Maxillofacial Treatments

Wisdom teeth are the last four teeth to erupt in a person’s mouth during their lifetime. During its eruption, the majority of people experience excruciating pain. The main causes of pain are decay caused by complexity while brushing or smaller spaces during the eruption. The impacted tooth is either removed or treated, depending on the situation.

Why Wisdom tooth removal?

  • Wisdom teeth may not come in normally because they are so far back in the mouth. They can become stuck in the jawbone or gums, causing pain.
  • If they approach from the wrong direction. It's possible that they'll brush up against the other teeth.
  • You don't have enough space in your mouth. An extra set of molars would be impossible to accommodate in the jaw.
  • Your toothbrush or dental floss may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth, resulting in cavities or gum disease.

Wisdom tooth removal process

1. You will be given an infusion of anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding area before having your wisdom teeth removed. If you are particularly nervous about the procedure, our dentist or specialist may administer a narcotic to help you relax. For the most part, this will be an infusion into your arm. Shrewdness tooth extraction rarely requires the use of a general sedative.

2. The wisdom tooth will be extracted when you experience numbness in your jaw and cheek area. You will not feel any discomfort while the tooth is being extracted. However, you may feel a small amount of pulling pressure. To stop the bleeding, the dentist will apply medicated gauze to the extracted wound.

The numbness may last 30 minutes to 2 hours after the extraction. Following the extraction, you may experience little or no discomfort. Our doctor may advise you to stop chewing on that side of your mouth. Apart from that, you can go about your daily routine.

Things to follow after wisdom tooth removal

Following an extraction, blood flow is a common side effect. During this time, refrain from spitting excessively. Using gauze to cover the extraction site can assist in reducing blood flow.

One of the unavoidable aspects of wisdom tooth removal is pain. Your dentist will prescribe any pain relievers that are required. Painkillers will take care of ordinary discomfort. If you are still experiencing pain, you may contact us for assistance.

The swelling in your cheeks usually goes away after two to three days. As directed by your dentist, you can use an ice pack.

Frequently Asked Questions

For the first 24 hours, a liquid or soft diet consisting of foods you do not need to chew is required. Do not sip through a straw, as this could dislodge the blood clot over the extraction site when drinking liquids.
Eventually you can gradually add foods that require some chewing but try to avoid chewing near the extraction sites. Within a week, you can eat most normal foods, although you may want to avoid hard, crunchy, or spicy foods for two weeks.

Rest and relaxation are crucial to your recovery, so the first day should be spent resting. Keep your head elevated and keep the following in mind:

  1. Do not use straws; the suction can cause a dry socket
  2. Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the first week
  3. Do not blow your nose for the first two weeks; instead, blot your nose
  4. Do not eat hard or crunchy foods, seeds, or nuts for at least a week
  5. Do not exercise or engage in strenuous activities for 3-4 days
  6. Do not use ice packs after the first 48 hours; if you still have discomfort or swelling, switch to warm compresses
  7. Do not lie flat the first three days following wisdom teeth removal. Prop your head on pillows or sleep in a recliner to minimize swelling

How quickly you recover depends on several factors, including how complex the surgery is and how many teeth are extracted.

If wisdom teeth are causing pain or cannot fully erupt, they are removed. However, many people have their wisdom teeth removed even when not experiencing symptoms. Dentists often suggest removing them to avoid potential problems in the future.
Complications such as impaction, infection, and crooked teeth are common because the human jawbone no longer has the room to accommodate the wisdom teeth. Having the wisdom teeth extracted when you are a teen or in your twenties is easier because the roots of the teeth have not fully developed.

It depends on whether they are causing immediate problems. If you are experiencing tooth pain, swelling, difficulty chewing, have an infection or abscess, or other complications, immediate removal is necessary to properly treat the problem.
If you do not have symptoms, x-rays and examination by a dentist or oral surgeon are the only ways to determine whether wisdom teeth removal is a dental emergency. Extraction may be needed if there is damage below the gum line or the tooth roots are causing harm.

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