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What to Expect When Getting Your Wisdom Tooth

Posted on 1/24/2022 by Evan
What to Expect When Getting Your Wisdom ToothWhen the wisdom tooth is impacted you can experience severe health issues and can damage your teeth leading to dry sockets, cysts, gum disease, and even benign tumors. The dentist performs an examination and extraction of the impacted tooth can be a recommendation. There are things that you ought to expect if the dentist takes it as the best treatment option for you.

Before removal

The first step is meeting with the oral surgeon where you will discuss tooth extraction and the wisdom teeth recovery process. The surgeon will need to know about your medical history, type of anesthesia that will be used, and after you learn and ask questions about the procedure you can schedule an appointment.

During oral surgery

The extraction of the tooth will take about 45 minutes and will not be painful since you will be under anesthesia. The sedation options you can have are IV sedation or oral sedation; the dentist will talk to you about the best sedation where you can be numb or asleep during this procedure. When the medication has settled the dentist will use the dental tools and extract the tooth. If the gum is hurt the dentist will stitch for fast healing and the stitches dissolve after a few days. The gum line will be lined with gauze to soak up any blood remaining.

After oral surgery

There can be some swelling and pain around the extraction site as well as little blood in the mouth, so take painkillers. Take care of the mouth to avoid getting infections, mostly do not brush the teeth but gargle some salty water and mouthwash. Do not spit out the salty water but just let it trickle out of the mouth keep changing the gauze so that it absorbs the excess blood, after two to three days you can go back to your normal routine.
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