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Wisdom Teeth

Calender Icon   May 10, 2018

Correct Time to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third molars at the back of your mouth that develop between 17 to 25 years. Usually, wisdom teeth do not emerge till you reach the teenage as most people do not have space within their mouth for them to develop properly. This can be reason for various oral problems that include:

  • decay
  • gum disease
  • infection (abscess)
  • improper bite
  • cysts
  • crowding of adjacent teeth
  • soft impact in the jaw bone

Your dental surgeon may suggest getting the tooth extracted to get rid of the pain and discomfort.


What should be done for wisdom tooth removal

The dentist often recommends removing your wisdom teeth before the symptoms develop. He will examine the condition of your mouth and perform X-ray of people between 11 to 13 years to find how the buds of wisdom teeth are developing and often recommend getting them extracted during the teenage.


The wisdom teeth extraction in Wimpole Street is usually done with local anesthesia or pills to make the patient feel relaxed during the procedure. If the wisdom teeth are severely impacted, you may need to visit an oral surgeon to get them treated before it gets too late.


How to take care after removing wisdom teeth

After tooth extraction, the dentist closes the clear tooth socket and gums with sutures. The individual bite sterile gauze for at least 30 minutes to stop the bleeding. It is essential to follow the instructions related to pain control, diet, activities and hygiene habits, as suggested by the dentist. Some aftercare effects include the following:

  • Take rest for the day when teeth is extracted
  • Apply ice on the jaw bone to lessen bruising and swelling
  • introducing soft foods like mashed potatoes, applesauce and yogurt
  • drink lots of water
  • taking over the counter acetaminophen, ibuprofen or prescription pain relievers
  • brush and floss gently the day after tooth extraction is done
  • see your dentist for regular checkups

Patients should not drink hot or cold liquids for 1 to 2 days, as the extraction area will remain sensitive. They need to abstain from drinking through a straw for at least 24 hours as the suction might disrupt new blood clots that are formed within the tooth socket. It is advised that patients do not smoke for at least 72 hours after the procedure.


What type of dentist perform wisdom teeth removal

Most people have the wrong notion that they do not have to worry till they experience severe pain. According to oral care experts, it has been recommended that every individual should go for thorough evaluation of their mouth by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon as they become adult. This way, the dentist can assess the development of wisdom teeth, its status and may suggest necessary treatment based on your oral condition.


You may visit Wimpole Dental Office where the dentists will check your mouth condition and then suggest proper treatment for wisdom tooth extraction. This way, you can ease the discomfort and have a better life.

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