Wisdom Teeth Removal
What Should You Expect Prior to, During, and After Wisdom Tooth Extraction? Find out more in the sections below.
Why do you need wisdom teeth extraction?
For many of us, jaw space is insufficient to accommodate all your teeth, resulting in overcrowding. As a result, your wisdom teeth get impacted and protrude through your gums behind your molars. Due to the presence of bacteria, your wisdom tooth may have developed an infection, resulting in tooth decay. If left untreated, this can lead to the growth of cysts and tumours. The issue throws off the position of other teeth, making the inside of your mouth look awkward.
What to Expect from The Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure?
One of Northcote Dental’s skilled dentists will perform the treatment. Before the procedure, you will be given a local anaesthetic to ensure that you do not experience any pain during the removal of your wisdom teeth. Your dentist may use intravenous sedation if you are having all your wisdom teeth pulled. Your doctor will then remove any gum tissue that surrounds the wisdom teeth before extracting it. The dentist splits the wisdom tooth into smaller fragments to make it easier to remove. Following the extraction, your doctor stitches the surrounding area. These can be taken out a few days after surgery.
Wisdom Teeth Surgical Recovery
Wisdom Tooth Removal Recovery
Practising proper dental hygiene is the key to a healthy mouth. Following the treatment, you should take precautions to avoid future complications.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Do not rinse or gargle for at least 12 hours.
- For a few days, abstain from alcohol, hot beverages, and hard substances.
Contact your dentist straight away if you observe significant bleeding in the operated region. Pay attention to your doctor’s recommendations and take your medications on schedule.