Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars, are four permanent teeth that grow at the back corners of the mouth. At times, they may come with problems that necessitate a visit to your nearest Absolute Smiles dentist and eventual extraction.
If your wisdom teeth erupt way too far back in the mouth, there isn’t enough space for them to grow and they get trapped between the gums and the jawbone. When they are impacted, they become painful, prone to infections and other dental problems. Coming in at an awkward angle that makes them press against other teeth is another reason for extraction. Your mouth may also not be big enough to accommodate an extra set of molars.
Other times, your dentist may recommend extraction of your wisdom teeth to avert potential problems in the future such as damage to other teeth and surrounding bones. Development of cysts around the teeth, cavities, and gum disease are other instances when the procedure may be recommended.
What to expect before and during the treatment?
Before the wisdom teeth removal treatment starts, your dentist will brief you on what to expect. A local anaesthesia or IV sedation will then be administered to numb your mouth. Where the doctor has to cut the gum to get to the tooth, they will stitch the wounds after the procedure and stuff gauze pads to soak blood once done. Depending on the type of anaesthesia administered, you may be completely knocked out during the extraction procedure and only come after it is done. The process takes 45 minutes.
What to expect after the treatment?
Other than some mild discomfort and a little swelling in the hours following the process, you will experience little to no pain. However, complete healing may take a few weeks. Be sure to follow the aftercare instructions given to hasten to heal. To ease the pain and curb swelling, apply an ice pack on the affected area in addition to taking any medicine given. Only eat soft foods and drink plenty of fluids. Wait until the second day to brush your teeth. In case the swelling and pain do not improve with time or if your temperature rises, see your doctor immediately.
Why choose Absolute Smiles for your Wisdom Teeth Removal Treatment?
At Absolute Smiles, we are well equipped for all your dental health needs. We have a team of experienced dentists to offer you quality services. We strive to offer our clients the best services by providing up to date and effective treatment techniques. When you choose us for wisdom teeth extraction, you can be assured that our focus will be aimed at giving you the best during the procedure and effective directions on aftercare to facilitate seamless healing.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we encourage you to discuss these matters with a dental professional.