Go for our precise Wisdom Teeth Removal and prevent yourself from painful after effects
Wisdom teeth can be extremely painful. These four teeth located in the back of the mouth can cause great pain and damage if they are not removed. In many cases, extracting these teeth is necessary as they do not grow properly and erupt out of the gums incorrectly. This can cause significant problems in the mouth such as damage to the jaw and serious infections.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
The process to remove these teeth will vary depending on how impacted the teeth are, how many teeth there are, and how the patient handles the anesthesia. Typically, the surgery lasts only a short time and patients can go home shortly after.
Several days before the procedure, the patient will have a thorough examination to determine their exact needs and the extent of the surgery. On surgery day, shortly before it begins, the patient will receive general anesthesia or another type of sedation. Extraction can be extremely painful, particularly if the teeth are impacted, and the anesthesia allows the surgeon to more easily perform the surgery and most importantly, to keep the patient comfortable.
Once the teeth have been removed, there will be ample bleeding. Gauzes or other materials will be placed in the mouth to help absorb the blood and to keep the patient from swallowing excess blood. Depending on how the patient handles the sedation or anesthesia will determine how quickly he or she will be discharged and can go home.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare
Once home, it is imperative the patient follows all the guidelines instructed by the surgeon. For example, there will be a continual bleeding throughout the day and it is important the patient changes the gauzes and replaces them regularly to control and limit the bleeding. Your surgeon will also provide additional methods for regularly cleaning out your mouth to ensure the incision remains clean and to reduce your chance of an infection.
Furthermore, the incisions will be extremely sore and can make eating a challenge. In most cases, patients can only eat very soft foods for at least 24 hours following the surgery — if not longer. These foods may include popsicles, ice cream, pudding, yogurt, or soup. It is advised not to drink out of a straw for several days because sucking can remove blood clots and cause extensive bleeding.
Most likely, patients will be given some type of medication to keep them comfortable following the surgery. Keeping an ice pack on the cheeks will also help reduce the pain and can even decrease the swelling and bruising that is common following this process.
Remember that one patient’s experience will vary from another’s. The important thing is to choose a professional who has the training, knowledge, and skills to perform well regardless of the situation.
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