Recovery and After Care Process of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Unfortunately, many people have to end up getting surgery for wisdom tooth removal. Often the teeth don’t have enough space to grow, and getting them removed is the best solution to avoid misalignment or overcrowding. That being said, dentists have mastered the wisdom teeth removal process so that it is relatively straightforward and painless. The worst part is minimal pain and potential face swelling following the surgery, but these side effects typically only last a few days. The following information will outline cases where your dentist might recommend that you get your surgery for wisdom teeth removal, as well as details on the recovery phase.
Cases When Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed
If you notice any of the following issues with your teeth, you might need to schedule an appointment with your dentist to see if you require wisdom tooth removal services:
- If you struggle to keep your wisdom teeth clean due to difficulty accessing them
- If you notice any tooth decay, such as cavities or holes in your teeth
- If you have an infection in a wisdom tooth caused by cellulitis or pericoronitis
- If one of your wisdom teeth has a cyst
If any of the above cases, it’s best to have your wisdom teeth removed to avoid any future problems from developing with your teeth. While your dentist should take the utmost care of you during your surgery, there will still be some necessary at-home steps for you to follow through with. Your teeth will still need to be taken care of and monitored.
As mentioned above, there might be some swelling after the surgery. While the swelling will likely dissipate after a few days, there might still be some discomfort and bruising. Usually, the dentist will provide you with medication to help manage the pain.
People normally take a few days off following their surgery from work or school. They take this time for their mouth to heal, especially if they are still in pain. If there are any complications during the healing phase, make an appointment with your dentist. They will check to see what the issue is and will resolve it accordingly.
If you think you might require wisdom tooth removal services, contact Markham 7 Dental to schedule an appointment. Their expert team of dentists will take care of you.