Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Impacted molars often lack space to grow properly, leading to misalignment, pain, and potential dental issues. While wisdom teeth once had an essential function for our ancestors, today, they can be problematic.

At Peerzada Smiles, our team will perform a tooth extraction to help with the discomfort and complications crooked wisdom teeth can cause.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars that emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. They are situated at the back of your mouth, one on the top and one on the bottom, on each side.

Why Do Some People Need Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Often, there isn't enough space in the mouth for wisdom teeth to grow correctly. As a result, you can experience several issues, such as:

  • Impaction (when the tooth doesn't fully emerge)
  • Misalignment
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Damage to adjacent teeth

What Happens During a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine dental procedure performed by our skilled professionals. Before the extraction, you will receive anesthesia, which can be local, IV sedation, or general anesthesia.

Once you're numb or sedated, the oral surgeon will carefully remove the wisdom tooth. Sometimes, they may need to section the tooth into smaller pieces for easier extraction.

Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Painful?

The procedure itself should not be painful since you'll be under the effects of anesthesia. However, it's normal to experience some discomfort and pain during the recovery period.

Our oral surgeon will prescribe pain medication as needed to manage any post-operative pain.

How Can I Manage Pain and Swelling After the Procedure?

To minimize pain and swelling after the extraction, follow these guidelines:

  • Use ice packs on the surgical area for the first 24 hours.
  • Take prescribed pain medication as directed.
  • Stick to a soft diet and avoid hot, spicy, or hard foods.
  • Keep the extraction site clean and follow post-operative care instructions provided by your dentist.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking through a straw as these activities can disrupt the healing process.

Ready to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

If you're experiencing wisdom tooth pain or discomfort, or if you've been advised to consider extraction, don't hesitate to reach out to Peerzada Smiles. Book an appointment with our team today!

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