Wisdom teeth extraction

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Wisdom teeth (8s) are the most problematic ones, especially when they erupt in the position in which their full eruption is very difficult. A common problem is that there is not enough space for them in oral cavity, which is a source of many issues. If the eruption process has stopped and the tooth is invisible, it often means that its position is incorrect, which may damage the roots of other molars. Stopped eruption may be painful and cause swelling. Additionally, wisdom teeth are under the greatest threat of tooth decay, as it is difficult to access them, which makes their cleaning very challenging, and food accumulated in this area may cause the growth of bacteria.

Practical tips – how to prepare to the procedure:

  • during the first consultation visit, a doctor takes a panoramic radiograph to clearly see the tooth position and its roots structure;
  • the best option for a patient is to take 2-3 days to allow for a possible check-up visit in case of any undesired symptoms. Usually, during the second or third day, you may experience oedema, which is a natural reaction of your organism and should not worry you;
  • the best meal before the procedure should be light but rich in calories;
  • before wisdom teeth extraction, you should not consume any alcohol, as it leads to the organism acidification, resulting in the decrease of painkillers’ effectiveness;
  • before the procedure, it is important to try to rest and relax, and during the procedure – to trust the doctors, their knowledge and experience.

A surgical extraction of wisdom teeth is a standard procedure in dental surgery. It is performed with local anaesthesia in order to reduce patient’s discomfort. The estimated procedure duration is assessed individually, based on the clinical and radiological examination performed by the doctor. Surgical wisdom teeth extraction sometimes generates the need to sew tissues.

Recommendations after the procedure of tooth extraction:

  • right after the procedure, you have to remember to keep the wound covered with a medical dressing for half an hour, in order to accelerate blood coagulation;
  • pain experienced after the procedure can be soothed with painkillers. It is also helpful to apply cold compress right after the procedure. Sometimes, after wisdom teeth extraction, it is necessary to use stronger medicines, such as antibiotics, pursuant to doctor’s recommendations;
  • you cannot eat and drink (especially hot and sparkling beverages) for two hours after the procedure;
  • wait 48 hours from the moment of tooth removal before you use mouthwash advised by the doctor. You should wash your mouth carefully in order not to affect the blood clot;
  • in case of any worrying symptoms, you should make an appointment for a check-up visit or contact a doctor.