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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Posted on 1/23/2023 by Evan
Wisdom Teeth ExtractionHaving your wisdom teeth extracted is the process of removing your third molar. It is common for wisdom teeth to erupt between 17 and 21 years of age. Most people possess all four wisdom teeth. A study suggests that between 5% and 37% of people only have some wisdom teeth or none.

Before Extraction

Upon requesting a consultation with an oral surgeon, your dentist will refer you to one. A dental X-ray will be taken during this visit to determine the location of your wisdom teeth. You'll also learn about sedation options. Your specific needs will determine whether wisdom teeth extraction is performed under local, IV, or general anesthesia. Tell your surgeon about all medications, vitamins, and supplements you take. In addition, this is a good time to ask any questions you might have.

During Removal

After sedation medications are administered, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the teeth and gums. Incisions are made in the bone or gums to expose impacted wisdom teeth, which gives your surgeon adequate access to the tooth. Your dental surgeon gently loosens and removes the wisdom teeth from their sockets once they are exposed, cleans the area, and sutures the incision. The sutures often come out on their own after a few days. Wisdom teeth are typically removed in an hour. Complex instances could take longer.

After Wisdom Teeth Removal

You can suffer a little discomfort, a little blood, and some inflammation following wisdom tooth removal. Advice on how to deal with wisdom teeth' side effects will be given to you during your visit with your dental surgeon. Once your sedation has worn off enough, it is advised that you have a friend or family member drive you home.

Benefits of Removal

One of the biggest advantages of having your wisdom teeth removed is the lower chance of developing future oral health issues including gum disease, tooth decay, damage to your neighboring teeth, loss of bone density, and jawbone disintegration. The removal of wisdom teeth can almost instantly relieve discomfort and restore oral health.
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