What to know before getting your Wisdom Teeth out?

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that grow at the back of your mouth. These large teeth come through between the ages of 17 and 25. Some lucky people don’t have any of their wisdom teeth come through at all. In some cases these extra teeth do not get enough room in the mouth to erupt properly. As a result, they grow impacted under the gums. This can cause a range of painful problems. The discomfort and pain should go away on its own but often wisdom teeth removal Parramatta will be the only solution.

When are Wisdom Teeth a problem?

When there is no space in your mouth, the erupting wisdom teeth will push through the gums at an angle against the adjacent teeth. This can result in severe tooth ache, swelling, pain, infection, cyst and abscess. In such case it could be necessary to undergo wisdom teeth removal. Also these teeth can hamper any orthodontic and cosmetic treatments you went through. So, cosmetic dentist Parramatta usually suggests removal of the tooth to prevent many potential problems.

Wisdom Teeth Removal:

Wisdom teeth removal Parramatta is a simple procedure carried out by dentist. Before the procedure your dentist will help you prepare for it. If you are a smoker you will need to stop this habit several weeks before the procedure, in order to avoid complications and risks. The dentist will also discuss with you if there are any alternatives to tooth extraction.

During the procedure anaesthesia will be administered to block the pain from your nerves. But you will be awake. If you are nervous about the oral surgery you may be given sedative treatment so that you can relax during the procedure.

Most people put off wisdom teeth extraction fearing the pain they might experience during the treatment. But the treatment itself is pain-free. You might feel slight discomfort after the procedure and the dentist will advise you on how to manage the healing socket post surgery.

What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure?

During the procedure after administering anaesthesia the dentist will make a small cut in your gum line in order to gain access to the impacted tooth. Then he will cut down the tooth into small pieces and remove them. Once removed, the incision will be sutured to help the gums heal.

After Wisdom Teeth Removal:

  • If you are given general anaesthesia, the dentist will advise to have a friend or family member to take you home as the lingering effects of anaesthesia can affect your behaviour.
  • If you are given local anaesthesia your surgical site will be numb for a few hours so you should be careful not to inadvertently scald yourself with a hot drink.
  • The Dentist Parramatta will prescribe antibiotics to help you recover.
  • You should stick to soft foods while the gums are healing and also avoid chewing with the teeth near the surgical area.
  • For a couple of days avoid brushing around the wisdom teeth area.
  • If in case you experience extreme swelling or pain, you should consult your dentist immediately.
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