Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom tooth extraction demystified
We won’t lie; wisdom tooth extraction is not the most comfortable procedure in dentistry but removing your impacted wisdom teeth in time can save you a lot of pain later. Besides the procedural discomfort is short-lived and manageable. Here are some FQSs on this procedure.
When does someone need wisdom tooth extraction?
Wisdom tooth extraction is recommended for people whose wisdom tooth/teeth are impacted and/or cause crowding in your teeth. In such cases one can develop cavities and infection, also affecting your teeth. It can be extremely painful! Your dentist is the best person to advice you on whether wisdom tooth extraction is required in your case.
What are the benefits of wisdom teeth extraction?
In addition to getting rid of the pain impacted wisdom teeth can give, this procedure helps prevent future dental issues. Even a seemingly healthy wisdom tooth could be harbouring infection and disease. It is important to visit a dentist regularly to seek advice on your wisdom teeth health at these check-ups.
Will I need anaesthesia?
Yes, your oral surgeon will give you one of the three anaesthesia – local, sedation and general. The appropriate anaesthesia for you depends on the expected complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction and your own comfort level.
What should I expect after a wisdom tooth extraction surgery?
The pain, swelling and discomfort that follows wisdom tooth extraction is a normal part of the healing process. While your mouth heals, you have to be careful not to dislodge the blood clot or harm your healing gums. You should not consume solid foods, alcohol, coffee, soda or hot beverages in the first few days following your wisdom tooth extraction procedure. You shouldn’t even brush your teeth for the first day of recovery.
At Dentist Auckland NZ clinics, we provide full instructions and a recovery plan from your wisdom tooth extraction surgery to avoid any further infections or complications.