Wisdom Tooth Extractions: Points To Look Out For

Excerpt: A painting wisdom tooth can be a lot of trouble for you. People often stay away from the tooth extraction despite...

Why Get Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

A pain in your wisdom tooth can be a lot of trouble for you. People often stay away from the tooth extraction despite bearing too much pain as they don’t have a proper knowledge about the whole extraction process. According to Dr. Clark, dentist in Edmonton – “Tooth extraction must be done by a very careful and experienced hands because if not done in a right manner, it may leave a part of the tooth in the gum that can bring severe pain and more complications” the tooth can be deep in the jaw or may be in a position that won’t let it come out easily. Many people end up pulling the paining tooth at home and they make matters worse. It is always a better idea to consult the dentist before doing any such thing. Here is how a general tooth extraction takes place if you go to a good dentist in Edmonton.

How To Prepare For Extraction

You have to follow certain things before the tooth extraction takes place. You will get the hint by the pain and the agony a wisdom tooth brings when it needs an extraction. Start by visiting the dentist and telling him all the details. The dentist will give you a list of the instructions that you need to follow prior to the extraction. These may include sticking to a particular diet for a week. Make sure that you have someone to take care of you by taking you to the clinic and then bringing you back after the extraction. Ask the surgeon about every detail and keep your prescription handy all the time. The tooth extraction is generally done on local anesthesia and this will require you to be on an empty stomach 8-9 hours prior to wisdom tooth extraction.

The Extraction Process

The extraction process starts after getting all the final preparations done. The surgeon will start with the insertion of the anesthesia in your gum to make it numb. The gum will be opened to make way for the removing tool that will pull out the wisdom tooth from the socket. Once this takes place, the empty socket is cleaned thoroughly and is stitched if needed. The extraction process may take an hour or two depending upon the severity of the condition of the tooth.

What To Do After tooth Extraction

  • After the surgery you need to have complete rest for the next day. Make sure that you are not doing any exercising regime if you are into one.
  • The surgery may result in minor bleeding. It can be wiped off using the cotton swab. If bleeding persists, contact your dentist immediately.
  • Don’t brush your teeth. Or floss or use mouthwash to rinse after the surgery.
  • Have the diet that is recommended by the dentist.
  • Take the prescribed medicines on time.
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