Having your wisdom teeth removed can be very nerve-racking. The procedure of having the teeth removed and the wisdom teeth removal aftercare can be overwhelming.
There are a lot of people that have wisdom teeth that need to be removed. If you are having issues with your wisdom teeth and you think that your wisdom teeth need to be removed we are here to help.
Having trouble with your wisdom teeth? Book a dental consultation now.
Our entire Oral Dental Health team are dedicated to making your visit comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing. We use traditional as well as the latest techniques to transform your smile. Our dentists are experts in the field and extracting a wisdom tooth can be accomplished with pain-free techniques.
Here at Oral Dental Health, we are here to make things easy on you and to help you through the whole process including the wisdom teeth removal aftercare.
Wisdom teeth are frequently removed due to pain, infection, misalignment or an impacted tooth. An impacted tooth can cause a lot of issues since it cannot be brushed correctly.
The first step in having a wisdom tooth extracted is the application of an anaesthetic. Next, the surgeon will make an incision into the gum exposing the tooth and bone. Then any bone that is blocking the tooth will be removed.
The tooth will then be removed, either in one piece or it might have to be broken up into pieces depending on its location. Once the wisdom tooth is removed the area is cleaned and the wound is stitched. Gauze will be placed over the site to stop any bleeding.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare
Usually, wisdom teeth removal pain is easily managed with a prescription or with an over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen. If you continue to have persistent pain after the surgery you could possibly be suffering from a dry socket.
A dry socket forms when the blood clot that protects the nerves and bone becomes dislodged or dissolves. This leaves the area exposed to air, food, beverages and other elements.
The dry socket can cause severe wisdom teeth pain that can last for several days.
Dry Socket Prevention
To help prevent a dry socket carefully follow our Oral Dental Health dentist’s wisdom teeth removal aftercare instructions. Some important information that will be discussed with you is as follows:
- Avoid eating and drinking for several hours after the surgery
- Only eat soft foods, like pudding and ice-cream, that do not need to be chewed
- Abstain from hot foods, like soup, for 24 hours
- Do not use a straw
- Avoid spitting
- Do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash for 24 hours
- Do not touch your wound with your tongue
- No smoking for at least 24 hours
- Avoid alcohol and carbonated beverages for 24-48 hours
Here is a quick video with some good tips for wisdom teeth removal aftercare:
Wisdom teeth removal aftercare is very important and needs to be followed. Taking the correct steps after your surgery can help guarantee a healthy and speedy recovery. If your pain worsens, or if you develop a new pain contact us immediately.
Having your wisdom teeth removed can be a very necessary procedure. Here at Oral Dental Health, we can help you with any questions about the process or with wisdom tooth extraction care.
If you are in need of having your wisdom teeth removed contact our Oral Dental Health office to schedule your appointment.