Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed and not everyone has wisdom teeth!
In most cases, your wisdom teeth will erupt from the ages 17 to 21 but can erupt much later into adulthood.
Wisdom teeth are notorious for causing issues as most people’s mouths don’t have enough room for them or the teeth grow in the wrong direction, impact the surrounding teeth. Here at Sydney Dental Aesthetics & Implants, we can help with any of your wisdom teeth problems!
Here are some facts about getting your wisdom teeth out that you need to know!
Wisdom tooth extraction is not as painful as you think
Wisdom tooth extraction is usually done through a surgical procedure, but there’s no need to worry because you will not feel a thing while it’s being performed!
Depending on the difficulty of your case, you may require local anaesthesia, sedation, or general anaesthesia. Our very own Dr Melissa Licenblat is a specialist in sedation and sleep dentistry to make sure you are comfortable during your procedures.
Pain management can be fun
After the procedure, you are required to be on a soft diet, and that includes ice cream, yogurt, and smoothies and who doesn’t love those, right? Aside from tasting good, these cold fares can help lessen bleeding and swelling!
Aside from going on a soft diet, your dentist can prescribe medication to help you manage pain and discomfort after the procedure.
Untreated wisdom teeth can cause major health issues
Wisdom teeth can cause infection, cyst, tumours, and damage to nearby teeth and gums if they overstay their welcome. It can also inflict serious damage on vital organs such as the heart and kidney if infection is discovered at an advanced stage.
Usually, these results when a tooth is impacted, but tooth decay and other oral problems can also result from fully erupted molars because they are in hard-to-reach areas, making them more difficult to clean.
It’s best to get them removed sooner rather than later
Our expert dentists at SDAI our dentist may recommend that you have your wisdom teeth removed if they cause pain or an infection, crowd other teeth, or get stuck (impacted) and can’t break through your gums.
Wisdom teeth problems can be asymptomatic.
Feeling no pain in the back of your mouth doesn’t mean that your wisdom tooth is problem-free. There are cases when problems develop without manifesting any symptoms.
The best way to keep any oral problem at bay is to have your teeth regularly checked. Only then will you know for sure if you can keep your molars or need to have them removed.
The healing process
Recovery time is different for everyone, but you can be back to your normal routine in just a few days.
Some of the ways to speed up your recovery from wisdom tooth extractions include avoiding strenuous physical activity, smoking, and sucking on straws. Also make sure you are brushing very gently in the affected area until fully healed.