wisdom tooth

Explaining wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth:

Wisdom teeth are the final and third set of molars that grow at the back of your gums. Some people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner; however there are chances of having more or lesser. They are the last teeth to grow- typically between the ages of 16 and 25. By this time, all other teeth are already grown in place, therefore giving very limited space for a wisdom tooth to grow properly. Due to lack of space, they either emerge partially or are misaligned (in most of the cases). This condition can damage or crowd the jawbone, adjacent teeth and nerves. Therefore, it is suggested to extract the wisdom tooth before it is too late.

Wisdom tooth pain:

Wisdom tooth pain is extremely popular amongst almost everyone, but for some the pain becomes so unbearable that the tooth extraction is required. Tooth extraction assists in relieving the pain of patient. A facial surgeon or oral surgeon can extract the painful or impacted wisdom tooth or teeth. If you are thinking getting all of your wisdom teeth removed at once then you may increase the risk of further complications. In most of the cases, oral surgeon suggests the use of IV Sedation to ease the amount of stress on the patient at the time of the procedure.

Wisdom tooth extraction procedure:

What you eat or drink on the night before the tooth extraction is really important. This can prepare you in case the sedation used is one that can cause vomiting and nausea. If IV sedation is not being used before starting the extraction the dentist will apply a local anesthetic directly on the area around the tooth that is to be extracted. Moreover, if you are getting more than one tooth extracted then it is likely that dentist will use general anesthetic. This type of anesthesia will allow the patient to sleep during the procedure without experiencing any pain or discomfort.

In order to remove the wisdom teeth, the dentist has to open the tissue around the gum and remove any bone that may be covering the tooth. In some cases, dentist mat also break the tooth into small pieces to make the extraction easier.

Once the tooth is extracted it is possible that stitch or a few stitches may be required. Frequently, dissolvable types of stitches are used for a tooth extraction making removal going forward unnecessary.

After wisdom tooth extraction:

Usually the discomfort and pain of this extraction only last for 2-3 days. The dentist will prescribe pain medication as well as antibiotics for the patient to take during the recovery period. One should avoid smoking during the recovery period. Also, it is important to avoid sucking on straws, as it can dislodge the main clot that has formed over the extracted tooth’s area.

By getting your wisdom teeth extracted you can easily get rid of the pain and discomfort. Contact Smiles Dental Group to schedule an appointme