Wisdom Teeth Removal
The molars or “wisdom teeth” are the very last molars on the top and bottom of your mouth. Usually, your wisdom teeth don’t come out until much after all your other teeth and most people need to have them removed. After you dentist examines you, he will determine whether you need to have your wisdom teeth removed depending on the position they erupt in.
As your teeth start coming through, they adjust to the space and align with your other teeth. However, as wisdom teeth come last, they create pressure and push your other teeth forward as they try to fit into your mouth. When the teeth shift, they can become impacted or come out at an awkward angle, which can be really painful and sore. If they are not removed, they will push your other teeth and make them crooked or shift forward.
After a quick visit to the dentist and a quick examination, the dentist will order some X-rays to see the position of your teeth. If they need to be extracted, it will only take one visit to the dentist to complete the procedure. Most of the times it requires a quick visit, but in more severe cases it might require surgery. Local anesthesia is provided to help you have a comfortable and pain-free experience.
It is normal to experience a little pain, discomfort and bleeding the first couple of days. It is recommended that you don’t exercise and rest for the first days to prevent blood clots from dislodging and causing more bleeding. Your dentist here at Parkway Dental will recommend that you do not eat any solids and stay away from hot liquids for the first couple of days. Painkillers can help you manage the pain and discomfort, and also ice and ice-cream can help sooth the pain and swelling.
Some of the foods you can eat can be:
- Apple sauce
On average, it takes around a week to completely heal. If you would like to know if this procedure is the best for you, or if you have any questions for our dentist, please call us at (203) 408-2248, or come visit us at 1869 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514.