Wisdom tooth removal
Wisdom teeth are a set of molars in the back of your mouth. These teeth usually come in between 16 to 25 years of age, however in some cases it may appear after you are 30 years old. As these teeth are far back in your mouth and they may find it difficult to come out and may get trapped in your gums. These teeth in most cases cause discomfort and lead to severe pain. They come in at the wrong angle or may appear at a time when all the teeth in your mouth have already taken the space. Wisdom teeth may also suffer from cavities as they are difficult to brush and floss. We offer pain free and reliable wisdom teeth removal services.
During your visit the dentist will thoroughly examine your wisdom teeth and determine if there is any way to save it. However, if the teeth is severely damaged due to cavities or is causing pain, your dentist will recommend you to remove the teeth. Before a dentist proceeds with the teeth removal, he will talk take in health problems, any medication that you may be taking and your overall health into consideration.
You dentist will administer local anesthesia before we remove the teeth. An X-ray maybe taken to check if the teeth is awkwardly placed. The whole process usually takes about 45 minutes. It is advisable that you avoid chewing on hard food for a day after the removal of your teeth. You may experience mild pain once the anesthesia wears off, however this is normal and will not last too long.
Do’s and don’ts after the removal of your wisdom teeth
- Use an ice pack on your face to reduce swelling
- Eat soft foods and drink plenty of fluids.
- Don’t drink through a straw, as this increases pressure on the cheeks, gums and may slow down the healing process
- Don’t eat hard and sticky foods
- Don’t smoke and don’t rinse your mouth harshly.
Please note if you are suffering from severe pain after the removal of your teeth, please consult your dentist.