Wisdom teeth removal is done by a specialist or a qualified doctor working in a hospital. They are the only teeth in your mouth that you won’t use. There is no good reason for having them, and in some cases, they can turn to be disastrous in your body. That is one of the reasons why a lot of dentists advise that people should have their wisdom teeth removed. Here is all you need to know before you get your wisdom teeth removed.
Before the specialist surgeon undertakes a wisdom teeth removal, you’ll first be put under a local anaesthetic injection to numb the surrounding areas of the teeth. If you happen to be a bit more anxious about the operation, the dentist might decide to give you a sedative so that to help you relax. This is done by the doctor injecting you on the arm. Don’t worry about general anaesthetic. It’s not necessary, what you need is your wisdom teeth removed and you will complete the process on the same day.
Wisdom teeth removal process
If it happens that your wisdom teeth are yet to emerge from the gum, a small incision will be done around the gum to access the teeth. The section of the bone covering the teeth might need to be cut. The tooth too can also be reduced into smaller parts to make the entire process very easy to remove via the opening. However, there will be no need to make an incision if it’s found out that the tooth has broken through the gum.
While the wisdom teeth removal operation is on, you may experience some pressure before the teeth come off. One of the reasons for this is because your dentist requires widening the tooth socket by pushing the teeth socket back and forth before it finally falls out.
Wisdom teeth removal surgery isn’t painful because of the anaesthesia. The anaesthesia injection numbs the area. But, if you experience so much pain during the operation it’s important to notify your oral surgeon so that they can add you more anaesthetic. The time it takes to complete the process varies, but simple procedures don’t last more than 20 minutes if it isn’t very complicated.
After the Surgery
Once the dentist is done removing your wisdom teeth, they will dissolve the stitches to seal the gum. Your dentist will remind you how long the stitches might take to disappear. Usually, it can take between 7-10 days. In some cases, the dentist might go ahead to place a gauze in the extracted part and ask you to apply some little pressure by biting your jaws together for like an hour.
24 hours after a wisdom teeth removal you must avoid:
- Drinking alcohol as well as smoking
- Taking hot liquids such as soup
- Rinsing your mouth with hot liquid.