Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed


General Article / Friday, March 10th, 2017

Your wisdom teeth come in between the ages of 12-25 and are found at the very back of your gums. Wisdom teeth because of their location, are prone to decay and problems. They may come in crooked, or they come in slightly, develop cavities, and cause you some dental problems.

Being Proactive About Your Wisdom Teeth

The best course of action for anyone who has not had to deal with their wisdom teeth coming in is to go to the dentist regularly to have a checkup. During your annual checkup, your dentist can do x-rays and see the state of your wisdom teeth. If your teeth are coming in wrong, or you simply do not have enough room in your head, your dentist will recommend that you have a wisdom tooth extraction.

Why should you have the Extraction?

You might not think that it will be a big deal to simply ignore your dentist. After all, your wisdom teeth are not bothering you now. You wait, and then a few months later, you have developed an infection where your wisdom teeth are. Being proactive and removing the wisdom teeth before they become a problem is important. You will avoid further oral health issues. Your doctor would not recommend that you have wisdom teeth extractions anchorage ak, for no reason.

Extraction Process

Your dentist will make you an appointment to come in to have your extraction done. He or she will first do x-rays to see the exact location of your wisdom teeth. Depending on the way they will be removed, will determine how many wisdom teeth you have pulled. Some dentists will go ahead and pull all 4 at one time while some will just do a couple or one and have you come back in for other appointments. During the procedure, you will be numbed with a numbing cream and you will be sedated. You will not remember the procedure, for the most part. Once the dentist has you sedated, and completely numbed, they will begin the procedure.

Recovery

You will slowly start to come out of sedation after the procedure is over. You will have gauze in your mouth to slow the bleeding and you will feel woozy and numb. The numbness will wear off, so you will need to make sure that you take some pain medication to lessen the pain. You will only be able to drink liquids for the first day, and you will need to be careful, for several days after you have had an extraction. You will heal quickly, and you will not have to worry about your wisdom teeth becoming a problem.

If you still have your wisdom teeth, you should schedule a visit with your dentist to see whether they need to be removed. If you wait too long to have your wisdom teeth removed, you could be faced with infections, tooth pain and even nerve issues in your mouth, and face. Make an appointment today with your dentist to ensure that you have good oral health.