Wisdom teeth can cause discomfort at any point from age 17 on. This third set of molars can cause terrible pain or threaten the alignment of your other teeth. Thankfully, Family Dental Care in Beaverton, Oregon is the place to go for quality, dependable teeth extraction procedures.
Most of us know that wisdom teeth are more likely to give us pain than wisdom. For those of you who don’t, you should know that they are still in your gums even if you don’t see them. X-rays, a part of regular dentist visits, are a great way to predict how and when these teeth may come in.
Your dentist will be able to look at your X-rays and suggest when to get your wisdom teeth out. Even if you did not have this luxury and suddenly feel pain, Family Dental Care provides same-day emergency care. So give us a call!
According to WebMD.com, there are four main reasons to have your wisdom teeth taken out:
Before the surgery, your dentist will meet with you to discuss the procedure. Be sure to mention any drugs you use, health issues you may have, and questions that may bug you. Plan to have enough time off work to undergo the procedure and rest at home.
Family Dental Care offers the following forms of anesthesia and sedation: oral sedatives, local anesthetic, and laughing gas. These offer different levels of sedation, but all that is needed is to numb your mouth and make you comfortable.
Your dentist will cut in and get the teeth out all in about 45 minutes. These cuts may need to go into bone as well, but know that your dentist will stitch them up to make sure they heal fast. These stitches dissolve inside your mouth.
You will be given a sterile piece of gauze to bite down on. Be sure to bite down as directed. This will help slow any bleeding and allows a clot to form in the socket. There may be swelling and it might take about three days for your mouth to fully heal. Make sure to stick with soft foods, open and close your mouth slowly to exercise it, and use ice to impede swelling. Be sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.
Drinking through a straw may loosen blood clots, so avoid that. Also avoid smoking, harsh mouth rinsing, and hard foods.