Some people never get wisdom teeth, but those who do usually get them between 17 and 25. No matter when they erupt, your doctor may recommend wisdom teeth removal for various reasons, including impaction, misalignment, tight spacing, and decay.
If your dentist has suggested removing your wisdom teeth, there is no need to panic. While wisdom tooth extraction is considered surgery, it is performed safely every day in offices across Croydon.
In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about this common dental procedure.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25 and are detected on X-rays. The majority of people have them removed for one of the following reasons:
You will meet with our surgeon at Smile Crew to talk about the process. At this dental appointment, ensure you discuss your health issues and list of drugs you take daily. You can also ask our surgeons about what type of anaesthesia you will have. Remember, you can either be numb or asleep during your wisdom teeth removal surgery.
Wisdom Teeth Surgery should take around 45 minutes. Our dentists will give one of these types of anaesthesia, so you don’t undergo pain during the removal:
To extract the teeth, your doctor may have to cut your gums or bone. If that’s the case, the wounds will be stitched shut so they can heal quickly. After a few days, these stitches usually dissolve. They might also put gauze pads in your mouth to absorb some of the blood.
The majority of people experience little to no pain after the surgery. But, for the next few days, you will most likely experience swelling and mild discomfort. It may take a few weeks for your mouth to heal completely.
Follow our dentist’s advice for a faster recovery. Here are some tips for the first 3 days after surgery:
With proper aftercare, recovery usually takes nearly 2 weeks. Sometimes, a person may develop an infection and will require antibiotics. In that case, contact our dentists immediately.
Our experienced dentists at Smile Crew are licenced and qualified to perform various dental surgeries while closely monitoring your other health issues. So, book your appointment today!
You can book a dental appointment online with us or reach out to us on the below contact details.
Address: 111 Maroondah Hwy, Croydon VIC 3136
Phone Number: 03 9723 0703