Sometimes wisdom teeth are beyond repair and will have to be extracted or the tooth may get severely infected and may spread to adjacent important structures. Under such circumstances,wisdom tooth extraction is needed. This is done under local anesthesia and for highly anxious patients, we have the option to get it done under minimal sedation using nitrous oxide. Rest assured that you will have a painless and anxiety-free experience here at Beaumaris Dental Care.
Dr. Sara and her team will provide you with post-operative care instructions that have to be followed after wisdom tooth extraction. In general, some of the guidelines you should follow are:
You can always contact our clinic if you need any clarification.
Many people believe that dental extractions are painful, but this is not always the case. With advances in technology and anesthesia, most patients report little to no discomfort during and after the procedure.
It depends on each individual case, but in general it takes a few weeks for the gum to heal.
Depending on the procedure, you may be able to eat solid foods the same day. If your stitches need to remain in place for seven to 10 days, you should stick to soft foods during that time.
Rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water starting the day after your tooth extraction. You will need to do this several times a day for the next few days. It is also important to brush your teeth gently and avoid drinking from a straw for at least 24 hours after your tooth extraction.
It might, but it depends on your insurance plan. You can call your insurance company to ask them about your coverage, or you can ask us and we can help figure it out.