Extraction & impaction Surgery (Surgery of the Wisdom Tooth)
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that many individuals get in their late teens or early twenties. They are normally misaligned and develop in different positions that are at times harmful to one’s general dental health. Some wisdom teeth can emerge out through the gums or the jawbone while others will stay hidden inside and they can cause bacteria manifestation, decay, and poor oral hygiene since they can’t easily be flossed or brushed.
It is now common that individuals opt for wisdom tooth extraction to be on a safer side, but you must first visit a dental care provider before the procedure.
THE PROCEDURE OF WISDOM TOOTH IMPACTION SURGERY
Local anesthesia is used to numb the teeth and the surrounding region. An intravenous sedation will also be administered through an injection into the veins.
The fully developed and protruding wisdom teeth will only be pulled out using dental surgical instruments, whereas those with their wisdom teeth underneath the gums as well as in the jawbone will require an incision.
An incision will be in the region over the tooth and the tooth will be broken down into pieces and then removed in rounds to avoid discarding more bone.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
The recovery period mostly depends on the complexity of the procedure, but you must expect the following;
- Bleeding & Facila Swelling
You may experience bleeding for several hours and moist gauze is used to control it. Avoid eating or talking after the procedure and instead, apply pressure in the treated area.
You will experience swelling around the treated region and ice packs can be used to eliminate it.
Antibiotics are a must after the surgery and must be taken as prescribed. Pain medications such as ibuprofen may be taken to relieve you from pain.
- Food & Brushing
A liquid diet is always recommended after any dental treatment, but you can also take soft foods. You can brush your teeth the next day, but avoid extending to the treated region.