With age, comes wisdom,
specifically wisdom teeth
WISDOM TEETH SURGERY
When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth appear, but if you have pain, you should see your dentist immediately. However, when there isn’t enough space for them to surface or they come through in the wrong position, wisdom teeth can lead to problems such as:
Your dentist may also recommend removal of wisdom teeth as part of treatment for braces or other dental care. Before making any decisions, your dentist will examine your mouth and take an x-ray. Together, you and your dentist can discuss the best course of treatment.
What to expect before and after surgery?
Consult before surgery:
During this initial visit, your dentist will discuss any risks or complications that may arise during surgery, and carefully explain the procedure to you. You should also provide your dentist with your medical and medication history, as they may influence your treatment. You should remember to ask questions if you are unsure what to expect. Being mentally prepared for the procedure will help you to reduce anxiety on the day of surgery.
Watch this video to find out what to expect during surgery
Well done – you made it through surgery! Here are a list of things to expect in the first 24 hours:
The general rule is that these symptoms will peak in day 2-3 and gradually reduce over the days. If your symptoms are not improving by day 5, you should consult your dentist immediately.
Do’s and Don’ts after surgery
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