Wisdom teeth removal happens for two general reasons: either the wisdom teeth have already become impacted, or the wisdom teeth could potentially become problematic if not extracted. Potential problems caused by the presence of properly grown-in wisdom teeth include infections caused by food particles easily trapped in the jaw area behind the wisdom teeth where regular brushing and flossing is difficult and ineffective. Such infections may be frequent, and cause considerable pain and medical danger. Another reason to have a wisdom tooth removed is if the tooth has grown in improperly, causing the tongue to brush up against it. If you have questions or concerns about your wisdom teeth,
Day surgery is typically what is required for wisdom teeth removal and is done under local anesthetic and sedation. Once the procedure is complete, patients are quickly on their way to recovery.
Recovery time varies from patient to patient but ultimately depends on the attention placed on the recovery period. Following the practices below will ensure a quick recovery from wisdom tooth extractions.
- Restrict your activities.
- Avoid touching the wound area.
- Do not vigorously rinse your mouth.
- Apply ice to your cheeks outside the surgery site.
- Remove the gauze surgical pad 30 minutes after your surgery.
- Take the prescribed pain medications as soon as you begin to feel discomfort.
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