Wisdom teeth are the molars at the back of your mouth and usually emerge in late teens or early twenties. Some people never develop wisdom teeth. For others, they may grow in normally and cause no problems. However, in many cases, wisdom teeth can become impacted and fail to emerge due to a lack of space. If they do grow, they may end up crowding out your other teeth, affecting your natural dental alignment. That is why wisdom teeth removal is necessary.
What to Expect During Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many patients are concerned about getting their wisdom teeth removed because they don’t know what to expect. Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure to remove one or more of your wisdom teeth. Depending on the situation, the removal can be done by an oral surgeon or one of our dentists.
In some cases, a patient can request or be recommended to be put under general anesthesia. Whether the patient is put under general anesthesia, consciously sedated or without pre-operative medications, dental freezing will be utilized to ensure the patient is comfortable and well frozen.
What to Expect After The Procedure
Once the Wisdom Teeth have been removed, a patient can expect to be quite sore in the region for a minimum of 2-3 days. Usually, the pain will get greater till day 3 and begin to diminish
Swelling and bruising can often occur, but will also diminish after a few days. In order to ensure the shortest and most comfortable healing possible we recommended following the doctor’s post-operative instructions very closely.
The Right Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many teens and adults have wisdom teeth surface without any discomfort or pain, and in these cases, they don’t need to remove them.
Wisdom teeth removal is often suggested when:
- Wisdom teeth are impacted
- They grow in at the wrong angle due to crowding with your other teeth.
- There is not enough space in your jaw.
- Your wisdom teeth have cavities.
The idea of any dental procedure can be overwhelming for a lot of patients, but knowing what to expect can make the experience less worrying. Wisdom tooth removal may seem frightening but it is a very common procedure. If you have any questions regarding wisdom teeth extraction, contact the experts at the Davisville Dental Studio today!