Some people think it is an unnecessary procedure, others say you must have it done, and the reality is they are both a little bit right. Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed. However, it’s hard to tell how all of your teeth will grow in while they are still developing and can be vary painful to remove your wisdom teeth once your teeth are fully developed. For this reason many dentists just recommend removing your wisdom teeth period.
THERE ARE A LOT OF MIXED OPINIONS ABOUT WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS.
You can experience a lot of pain if your Jaw isn’t wide enough to house them or if there isn’t room for them to come in fully, which also leads a plethora of bacterial growth and incredible infection potential.
If we recommend removing your wisdom teeth, it is because we think it will be the least painful and most beneficial option for you.
Wisdom Teeth extraction is a surgery and uses either a local or general anesthetic, depending on how many teeth are being removed. We recommend that you do not eat or drink before your surgery takes place. You will also need someone to drive you home, due to the anesthesia. They may try to record everything you do immediately following your surgery, and/or convince you there is a zombie apocalypse. We recommend just getting some sleep.
If your teeth are infected prior to the surgery, you will need to take an antibiotic and wait for the infection to dissipate before we can perform the surgery.
During surgery your gums are opened up, and all connective tissue to the tooth and bone are removed before extracting the tooth. Sometimes stitches are required.
We will prescribe you an appropriate pain killer for the following days when your mouth is still sore. Please be gentle on yourself and mouth during this process and only eat soft foods.
We will thoroughly inform you of everything involved in this surgery prior to the procedure so you know what to expect and how to care for your teeth after.
If you are concerned about anything, experiencing exponential amounts of pain, or bleeding over 24 hours after the surgery, please contact us immediately.