Eat soft food and stay hydrated.
Drink lots of fluids, just remember to avoid straws as they can dislodge the blood clots that are helping you heal. Wisdom tooth healing time is different for everyone. Some people may be back at their normal like in a couple days, others need a week or more to be at their best. If at any time you feel that your tooth is not healing right, come back to visit us.
Why is Wisdom Tooth Removal Necessary? What Are Your Wisdom Teeth?
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Crooked Teeth: a wisdom tooth that comes in malaligned has the ability to throw off your natural bite alignment of the rest of your teeth. Infection: A partially erupted wisdom tooth is susceptible to infection known as pericoronitis. This type of infection is painful and can lead to further problems. They may be able to remove them on the same day as your first appointment. For wisdom teeth that are difficult to remove or there are medical issues or if you wish to see a specialist, you may need to be referred to the hospital.
They will have the experience and qualifications to provide you with the information for you to decide about you would like to do about your wisdom teeth. Often the first appointment will be a consultation only and if necessary another appointment will be needed to have your treatment. If the wisdom tooth is in a position where it has not been causing problems and there is a low risk of a problem developing then an option can be for the wisdom tooth to be left where it is.
Your Dentist can continue to review your wisdom teeth along with the rest of your teeth when you attend for your routine check up.
When necessary your Dentist may need to take an X- ray of the wisdom teeth. However, over time circumstances may change and the risk of a problem with your wisdom teeth may increase, which treatment will then be needed. The time of when treatment is needed is a decision that can be made with you and the Dentist or the Specialist. It is important to keep your wisdom teeth under review as problems may develop with out you knowing about them until severe symptoms develop.
Is Removing Wisdom Teeth Necessary?
In most cases where a problem has developed or a high risk of developing the wisdom tooth could be removed completely or part removed. During your consultation these options will be discussed with you in detail along with what is involved and the risks of the procedure. Your upper wisdom teeth may need to be removed as well. If the wisdom tooth has not fully erupted into the mouth it is often necessary to make a cut in the gum over the tooth.
Sometimes it is also necessary to remove some bone surrounding the wisdom tooth. The tooth may need to be cut into 2 or 3 pieces to remove it. Once the wisdom tooth has been removed the gum is put back into place with stitches. In the majority of cases these stitches are dissolvable and take around two weeks to disappear.
A coronectomy may be a treatment option. It may be offered if the inferior dental nerve in close contact to the wisdom tooth. In this technique only the upper portion of the wisdom tooth is removed leaving some of the tooth roots behind. This to minimise the risk of to the nerve.
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At the consultation an assessment will be made to see to if this option is appropriate for you. This is a variable. Some wisdom teeth may take only a few minutes to remove. More difficult wisdom teeth that need to be cut into pieces to remove can take around 20 minutes to extract.
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Having wisdom teeth pulled has long been a rite of passage for many teens and young adults. For decades, dentists routinely warned teens and their parents that pesky wisdom teeth below the surface of the gums could not only harm other teeth, but they could also lead to infections, cysts and tooth decay. Unsurprisingly, many opted to extract those un-erupted teeth to avoid problems down the line. A recent article in Fusion challenged the policy of removing millions of apparently healthy teeth annually.
It's uncertain exactly how many wisdom teeth are removed each year in the U.
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Oral surgeons once justified the extraction of third molars — the technical name for wisdom teeth —to avoid damaging the teeth in front of them. Allowing them to erupt could affect the alignment and even the integrity of other teeth, they said. But orthodontists now know that lower teeth have a tendency to crowd together regardless of whether or not wisdom teeth have been removed, said Dr.
Greg Huang, a professor and chair of the department of orthodontics at the University of Washington.
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