Wisdom teeth generally appear between the ages of 17 and 25. The term wisdom teeth is used as these teeth often erupt later in life when a person is older and presumably wiser. Most adults have four wisdom teeth (a third molar in each of the four quadrants), but it is possible to have fewer or more, in which case the extras are called supernumerary teeth. Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop becoming impacted or “coming in sideways.” They are often extracted when this occurs.
Our on sites Dentists are well experienced in extracting wisdom teeth. To ease patients with anxiety and discomfort of getting dental treatment, laughing gas is available. If there’s not enough space for wisdom teeth to come out, it can cause damage to other teeth and may push them in ways that can ruin teeth alignment. A poorly erupting wisdom tooth can cause cavities in neighboring teeth. The pressure of a poorly erupting wisdom tooth can also cause in shifting of other teeth hence, having an effect on a person’s smile eventually.
Wisdom teeth often cause headaches and jaw pain in some. Due to changes in our diet, people’s jaws are not that big so causes problems for wisdom teeth to erupt. Consult one of our Dentists to see if it’s the right option for you to get the wisdom teeth extracted.
Once the extraction is performed, patients have to use precautions for few days. The most important task in the days following extraction is to keep the mouth clean. No rinsing or spitting of any kind should be performed until the day following surgery. You should rinse gently the night of surgery. The day after surgery you should begin rinsing at least 5-6 times a day especially after eating. Rinse with warm water mixed with a teaspoon of salt.
Swelling is normally expected for few days following surgery. Swelling around the mouth, cheeks, eyes and sides of the face is not uncommon. This is body’s normal reaction to surgery and eventual repair. The swelling usually becomes apparent on the day following surgery and reach it’s maximum in 203 days post surgery. You can minimize the swelling by immediate use of ice packs. Two baggies filled with ice should be applied to the sides of the face where surgery was performed. The ice packs should be left on continuously while you are awake.
In diet, liquids should be initially taken. Once the numbness wears off do not use straws as the sucking motion can cause more bleeding by dislodging the blood clot. Drink from a glass. You may eat soft food by chewing away from the surgical sites. High calorie, high protein intake is very important. You should prevent dehydration by taking fluids regularly.
- Our on sites Dentist are well experienced in extracting wisdom teeth. Laughing gas available for anxious clients.
- If there’s not enough space for wisdom teeth to come out, it can cause damage to other teeth and may push them in ways that can ruin teeth alignment
- Consult one of our Dentists to see if it’s the right option for you to get the wisdom teeth extracted