Wisdom Teeth Removal From Your Dentists in Brantford
While not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, approximately 85 percent of patients do. If you’re someone who falls into the latter category, having these “third molars” extracted sooner than later can help you avoid both dental problems and significant pain.
Why is removing wisdom teeth often necessary?
In addition to helping prevent issues with the teeth closest to your wisdom teeth, extraction can help minimize your risk of developing cavities, misaligned teeth, inflamed gums, jaw problems, and more. Removing these teeth can also help you avoid the need for more specialized and expensive care in the future.
How long will it take to recover from having wisdom teeth extracted?
For most patients, recovery after extraction takes an average of three to four days. If your wisdom teeth are impacted or at an awkward angle, recovery can take longer. It’s important to note that your gums will take two to three months to fully heal, which makes cleaning the area especially important to avoid infection.
Patients should also note that strenuous exercise, drinking from a straw, smoking, and spitting should be avoided while their mouth heals, as these habits can cause stitches or the blood clot that covers the extraction site to disattach. And while some bleeding, pain, and swelling is to be expected in the days following extraction, if you’re experiencing heavy bleeding or swelling or are in significant pain, call your dentist right away.
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- Remove any pain caused by impacted wisdom teeth
- Avoid orthodontic issues
- Prevent potential damage to nearby teeth
- Avoid jaw damage, cysts, and more
- Protect your smile!