WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL, AURORA
A wisdom teeth is a flatter kind of tooth that is called a molar. It is the third set of molars at the back of your mouth that usually come in between the ages of 17-25. Normally, adults get three sets of molars on top and bottom and on both sides of the mouth. Wisdom teeth are called as such because they are the last to emerge and it is presumed that you are “wiser” once these teeth come in. Although, there are people who do not seem to have wisdom teeth. However, experts say that just because you do not see your wisdom teeth does not mean they are not there. There are times when wisdom teeth do not erupt and will never be visible. Hence, only an X-ray can confirm whether you have wisdom teeth under your gums or not. However, whether or not you have visible wisdom teeth, still they can cause oral health problems. That is why most people resort to having their wisdom teeth removed. And that is the goal of Wisdom Tooth Removal, Aurora. We want to help you with your burden caused by your wisdom teeth.
Why are wisdom teeth removed?
People opt to have their wisdom teeth removed for many different reasons. Some of these reasons include:
- Wisdom Teeth are impacted. Since they are located far back in our mouth, sometimes they do not come in normally. They are oftentimes trapped in our jawbone or gums which causes extreme pain.
- They come from the wrong angle. There are times when the wisdom teeth are pressed with our other teeth. Hence, it causes us pain and discomfort.
- Your mouth is not big enough. There are instances where our jaw is not large enough for our wisdom teeth which causes it to be impacted and not being able to break through our gums.
- Due to cavities and gum disease. Most of the time, we cannot reach our wisdom teeth with toothbrushes or floss which then becomes the root cause of cavities and other gum diseases. Do not wait to have your wisdom tooth infected before you decide to have it extracted.
Things to remember before the surgery:
- Make an appointment with your surgeon and talk about the process.
- Talk about the health conditions you have.
- If you take medicines on a regular basis, list them down.
- Don’t hesitate to ask questions about the surgery.
- Ask your doctor about the type of anesthesia that will be used.
- Take a day off from work or school so you can have enough rest after the surgery.
During the surgery:
- The process should only last for 40 minutes or less.
- You will be given anesthesia. It can either be a local, IV sedation, or general anesthesia.
- There is a possibility that your doctor will have to cut your gums or bones to get the teeth out. But they will have to stitch the wounds shut for them to heal quickly.
- Your doctor may stuff gauze pads into your mouth in order to soak out some of the blood.
- Not everyone gets to experience the same effect. You may still be able to stay alert and manage to drive home safely.
- You might be able to go back to your work or normal routine right away. But, if you feel drowsy due to the general anesthesia, then you will be needing someone to drive you home.
- You are most likely to have swelling or mild discomfort for 3 or more days. It may take a few weeks for your mouth to fully heal.
- Always follow your doctor’s advice for a quick recovery.
End your wisdom teeth suffering. Call or message Wisdom Tooth Removal, Aurora for your dental needs.