One of the most common dental surgeries is wisdom tooth removal. It is the procedure to remove the third set of molars which appear later in the human stage between the ages of 17 and 25. For most people, there is at least one impacted wisdom tooth that needs extraction which means that there is not enough space for the tooth to grow naturally. The wisdom tooth would break through the gums at an angle or might just come through only partially causing problems such as infection or pain. Most commonly a wisdom tooth is removed to ensure that they don’t damage the surrounding bones and teeth.
It takes a couple of weeks for the person to recover fully from an affordable wisdom teeth removal surgery. Proper care can help it heal as fast as possible.
How is Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery Done?
Wisdom tooth removal surgery is performed by an oral surgeon or by a dentist. This surgery is recommended only if the X-ray or a physical check-up reveals that the wisdom teeth are impacted or they might create dental issues in the future. There are a lucky few who have proper wisdom teeth and some don’t even have one.
During the surgery, the dentist cuts into the gums to remove the affected wisdom tooth. The removal of the tooth can be as a whole tooth or in pieces. The person undergoing surgery is under anaesthesia which includes intravenous sedation or nitrous oxide. It is the surgeon’s decision as to which sedation to use based on your level of comfort, the complexity of the surgery and the number of extractions required.
When Should You Get Your Wisdom Tooth Removed?
Removal of wisdom teeth before the age of 20 is typically much easier compared to the procedure performed at a later age. Though wisdom teeth can be removed at any stage but an older age, it can get complicated. At young age, the roots of the teeth are not fully formed and hence the extraction is easier and the recovery is faster. As you get older, the tooth roots become longer, curved and more difficult to extract.
Preparing for a Wisdom Tooth Removal
If there are any concerns you have, you must discuss them with your surgeon before the procedure. The surgeon can suggest the things you could do or eat before surgery, the type of anaesthesia that would be used on you, how you will feel after the surgery and how you can plan your recovery time after the surgery.
Wisdom tooth extraction can have varied costs depending upon the complication of the surgery and also the number of teeth that are to be removed. Check with your surgeon/dentist and insurance provider on your benefits and what all will be covered in it.
After the surgery go for liquid-based foods like yogurt, oatmeal, applesauce, smoothies etc that will not require chewing and are easy to eat.
Why choose an experienced Dentist for Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Wisdom tooth removal is normal and very common, yet there are chances of developing an infection in the gums or in the teeth around the one removed if the extraction has not been performed in the correct manner.
At Rosary Dental proper care is taken before, during and after the wisdom tooth removal surgery. Complications in a wisdom tooth extraction are unlikely if proper aftercare is taken. For affordable wisdom teeth removal Rosary Dental should be your go-to. The dentists and oral surgeons at Rosary are skilled, experienced and try to solve your dental health issues in a jiffy.
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