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Everything should know about wisdom teeth removal

Posted on 3/21/2022 by Lanier Valley Dentistry
Everything should know about wisdom teeth removalIf you're considering wisdom teeth removal, you probably have many questions. What's the procedure like? How long will I be out of work? Is there anything I need to do to prepare for surgery? In this post, we'll answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision about whether or not to have your wisdom teeth removed.

When should I consider having my wisdom teeth removed?

If your wisdom teeth are not causing any problems, you may not need them removed. However, if they are impacted (stuck in the gum or bone), partially erupted, or causing pain, you may want to consider removal. You can also have them removed if infected or have developed cysts.

What is the procedure like?

The surgery to remove wisdom teeth is typically done under general anesthesia so that you will be asleep during the procedure. Then, the dentist will make an incision in your gum tissue and remove the tooth or teeth. You may experience some swelling and discomfort following surgery, but pain medication can control this.

Most people take a few days off from work or school to recover from wisdom teeth removal surgery. However, you should avoid strenuous activity on your jaws for at least a week after the procedure.

How to prepare for wisdom teeth removal surgery?

You will need to consult with your dentist or oral surgeon to discuss the procedure and what to expect. They will also thoroughly examine your mouth and teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery.

Be sure to tell your dentist or oral surgeon about any medications you are taking, as well as any allergies you may have. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure, as you will not be able to drive yourself.

After your wisdom teeth have been extracted, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. These symptoms are usual and should subside within a week or two. In the meantime, be sure to take it easy and give your mouth plenty of time to heal! Ensure you eat soft foods and avoid anything that could irritate the surgical site.


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