Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Los Algodones
Wisdom teeth are the third molars, which usually emerge between the ages of 16 and 26 Located at the bottom of the dental arch, Wisdom teeth get their name because they don’t develop in childhood along with the rest of the permanent dentition, instead they tend to appear with adulthood so, you are supposed to be a little wiser.
The problem with the wisdom teeth is that they grow in the innermost part of the oral cavity, so it is quite common that these teeth lack the necessary space for growing comfortably. This can have several drawbacks. Wisdom teeth can erupt completely, but being so far into the mouth, its almost impossible to brush them properly, so the plaque, tartar and bacteria build up, creating a rich environment for cavities.
If the wisdom teeth do not have enough space to grow out, they can displace the dentition and damage nearby teeth, while also affecting occlusion and the appearance of your denture. It’s not always necessary to remove the wisdom teeth. Your dentist will review your case and see if you can keep them, in which case you should take extreme care and cleaning measures to avoid future problems.
Myths about the extraction of wisdom teeth
Most people feel a visceral terror when their dentist report that their wisdom teeth should be removed. Everybody thinks that it will be painful and traumatic experience. But if you consult an oral surgeon with extensive experience, as those who are part of Dental Solutions Los Algodones’s staff, you’ll have a quiet, relaxed and pain-free experience.
On the first visit, the dentist will evaluate your case and inform you if there is an infection that must be treated before extraction. You will need a panoramic radiograph to know the exact location of your wisdom teeth and decide the appropriate procedure for your particular case. The extraction can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. In both cases you won’t feel any pain.
The process of extraction of wisdom teeth may vary and depends on the position of the molars. If the wisdom teeth have not grown completely, the surgeon must make an incision in the gum to expose the tooth, remove it and then close the incision with some stitches; which will then be absorbed by your body. The dentist will place a gauze to absorb the blood and promote clot formation.
Wisdom teeth extraction aftercare
- Control pain and inflammation with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen. The dentist may tell you to take some antibiotics to prevent infection. You can also use an ice pack for the swelling.
- Avoid vigorous physical activity, to prevent the blood clot from becoming loose. Also rest with your head up to prevent bleeding.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages, or any beverage hot or cold drinks. Don’t use straws.
- During the first 24 hours, eat only soft, bland foods at room temperature.
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