Wisdom teeth extraction

Wisdom Teeth Impaction

 Why Do I Need Wisdom Teeth Extractions ?

Most of us   do not experience problems with our wisdom teeth because they do not emerge. However, some of us do experience dental problems because the wisdom teeth try to emerge into a mouth that is already crowded . Under these circumstances, the wisdom teeth can become impacted or start to grown either in an angle knocking the tooth next door or grows with in the jaw , which means that they cannot grow out .

When wisdom  the teeth become impacted, they make the jaw  swollen and tender, to ache and painful to touch. It can be painful to eat and drink, while on occasions the wisdom tooth can also become infected. If you visit your dentist regularly, they will monitor the growth of your wisdom teeth over a period of time by taking x-rays. Therefore, any corrective treatment can be completed before the pain is noticeable.. Once the cause of the problem has been identified, your dentist may be able to remove the wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Dentist Brisbane

Wisdom teeth extractions are usually performed under local sedation or under general anaesthetic sedation. If the extraction is relatively simple and can be done in your dental practice (rather than in surgery), your dentist may be able to extract the tooth under a local anaesthesia.

Extensive intra oral Surgery may be required if  the wisdom tooth is trapped below the gum line. Therefore, the dental surgeon will need to surgically cut  and lift away the gum, and in some cases remove some of the jaw bone to reach and remove the tooth.

Most wisdom teeth extractions are performed in a single day. If the surgery is performed under general anaesthesia or Nitrous oxide sedation, it is important that you have a friend or relative there with you. They will need to drive you home after the operation and to remain with you for 24 hours, as you will remain tired and disorientated for a period of time after the procedure.

Wisdom teeth removals are very common and a routine procedure. After the operation, however, you may still feel some pain in your jaw and there may be some bruising. Over the counter painkillers from your local chemist are the best way to treat this and the bruising should disappear gradually over the next fortnight.

Having a wisdom tooth removed can also affect your ability to eat  solid food immediately and a few days after the appointment. You must be careful not to damage or lose the clot that will form and help heal the area. Your dentist will probably recommend stick to softer foods and liquids for the first couple of days. You must also minimise the risk of the operation area becoming infected – therefore, smoking and drinking alcohol is a definitive no no.

Maintaining a good standard of oral hygiene is vital to ensuring the  healing of the extraction area and will also prevent infection. You must continue to brush your teeth as normal, although for the first few days you must avoid directly brushing the extraction site where the wisdom tooth was. Your dentist may recommend using a mouthwash to compensate for this, which will help to keep your mouth clean without being as abrasive as brushing.

Wisdom teeth extractions are a common procedure and serious complications are rare. If your gums continue to bleed or if the pain in your jaw does not subside after a couple of weeks, speak to your doctor. You should also consult your doctor if you feel unwell or have a high temperature.

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