Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars located in the back of your mouth. For many individuals, they do not have the proper space for these teeth to emerge. This means as these teeth grow, they cause a plethora of problems from infections, pains, serious oral conditions, spacing and crowding problems, etc. To prevent these serious complications, many dentists will recommend wisdom teeth removal.
What is the Extraction Process Like?
Wisdom teeth removal can be frightening if you don’t know what to expect. However, while this process is quite common, it can be different for everyone. For individuals where the teeth have fully grown in, a small local anesthetic is given and the teeth are pulled. For others, unfortunately, it is more involved. The tooth may be impacted. This means that it may be growing in at an angle, it is affecting other teeth, or it may even be trapped and cannot properly emerge. To remove these teeth, a general anesthetic is often provided and the tooth is shattered in the mouth. The dentist must remove the tooth piece by piece.
What is the Healing Process Like?
The healing process will vary depending on the severity of the surgery and how many teeth were removed. Your dentist will instruct you on how to properly care for your mouth following extensive dental work. You can expect some bleeding, pain, swelling and bruising.
When you choose Arenson Dental, there is no need to be afraid or anxious during the extraction process. Professionals are available to answer your questions, ease your fears, and guide you to a smooth recovery.