Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure
If there are any infections before the surgery, the surgery will need to be delayed unless the infection does clear up. Accordingly, your dentist would advise you to look into taking antibiotics to take care of the infection.
Before the process of the removal of the wisdom tooth, local anesthesia will be administered to the area where the tooth is located. If deemed necessary, general anesthesia can also be used.
General VS Local Anesthesia
The decision to use general or local anesthesia depends on the condition of your wisdom tooth and the medical judgement of the operating dental surgeon.
General Procedure Overview
To effectively remove the wisdom tooth, the dentist will firstly slice open the gum tissue and fillet out any bone that will be covering the tooth. After the separation of the tissue from the bone is complete, then the removal of the tooth will take place.
If the area of the bone coverage is relatively large, then it would be cut down into smaller fragments so as to make it easy for removal and surgery.
After the surgery is complete, then the area surrounding the tooth will need stitches. There are some stitches that can dissolve with time, and there are some that would require attention for a few days before it can be removed by the dentist manually. It is for your dentist to decide the type of stitches that you need.
After the process, your mouth will be stuffed with cotton gauge so as to prevent over bleeding and excessive pain.
After Effects of Wisdom Teeth Removal
When the wisdom teeth are removed, there are some side and after effects.
Wisdom teeth do not always cause problems in people. However, for the 10% of the entire population suffering from wisdom teeth disorders, the removal of the wisdom tooth is a process that they need to have a look at.
In various instances and circumstances, the recovery period for the wisdom teeth removal lasts from a few days to two weeks. Always take painkiller medications as prescribed by your dentist.
However, following are some tips to help you to speed up the recovery time frame and ease the pain:
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