Why Should You Remove Your Wisdom Tooth?
Wisdom tooth extraction may be necessary, as sometimes your mouth simply has no room for the incoming wisdom tooth, and if left untreated, it may cause problems such as jaw pain, tooth shifting and sinus.
Wisdom tooth, also known as your “third molar” usually come in between the ages of 17 – 24. Many times they come in only partially, sideways or impacted due to limited space in your mouth. If this occurs, your wisdom tooth may need to be extracted.
Common Problems Associated With Wisdom Teeth Misalignment Include:
- Painful and swollen gums.
- Crowding or damaging of surrounding teeth.
- Possible damaging of nerves and jawbone.
If extraction becomes necessary, our team at Oris Dental will provide the safest, most comfortable extraction procedure possible. Even though many fear to get their wisdom teeth removed, at Oris Dental you can expect considerate, efficient dental care from our team every time. If payment is a worry, we can work with you financially to set up a payment plan that fits within your budget as well. For more information, contact us now!
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Getting wisdom teeth removed is a must if you want to keep gum disease, infection and tooth cavities at bay. Wisdom tooth is a part and parcel of life and getting them removed can be a simple or a difficult procedure depending on whether or not they are impacted or just at a wrong angle. Thus, consulting with a qualified and experienced dentist is important for speedy recovery.
As a reputable dentist in Maroochydore, we carry out the following procedure for wisdom tooth extraction. Our extraction procedure is quick and precaution are taken to keep the pain & discomfort at the minimum. We also offer the best aftercare services once the removal of wisdom teeth is accomplished successfully. Our procedure includes the following.
- An anaesthetic is applied to the wisdom tooth area and surrounding tissue.
- Once you’re completely numb, the dentist will carefully remove the wisdom tooth.
After the procedure, bleeding and swelling may occur. We will apply gauze to bleeding areas and use ice to reduce swelling. You will be prescribed medication for pain. You will also be asked to maintain a cold liquid and soft food diet for a few days after the procedure and to avoid brushing the extracted tooth area for the first 24 hours.
Do’s and Don’ts After Wisdom Tooth Extractions
- Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
- In case of a swelling, use an ice pack at home..
- Take prescribed medication for pain.
- Gently brush your teeth on the second day. Avoid contact with the affected area.
- Contact your dentist if the pain or swelling worsens.
- To reduce swelling and soothe gums, rinse with warm water & salt as suggested by the doctor.
- Don’t use a straw as it may open up the blood clot.
- Avoid eating hard, sticky or crunchy food.
- Don’t rinse your mouth too harshly.
- Avoid smoking or drinking as it can impede the healing the process.