June 26, 2018/ Dr. Neal/ 0
Newmarket wisdom teeth removal may sound scary, but the truth is if you know what to expect, the process is much more manageable—and possibly less scary.
Dentists Newmarket have many different ways of managing wisdom teeth removals. Depending on the state of the tooth, the removal process could be significantly less dramatic than what crazy YouTube videos lead you to believe.
What is the Removal Process?
First, to understand the different treatments of wisdom teeth, you must know where they are located in your mouth. If wisdom teeth are impacted – meaning they’re coming in sideways and causing problems to other teeth – you will be referred to an oral surgeon.
As for partial eruptions of wisdom teeth, this is a simple extraction in many cases. The dentist will numb the affected area and drill to break the tooth into two pieces. Then, using forceps, the dentist will then pull the tooth.
After the procedure is over, it’s important to allow the affected area to heal sufficiently and to prevent dry sockets. This is important for not only the healing process as a whole but also for pain management.
If your wisdom teeth need to be extracted by an oral surgeon, then you can expect general anesthesia. There will be pain, but over-the-counter medications like aspirin will help manage it. Pay attention to the instructions from your dentist or oral surgeon.
Generally, it takes about a week or two for the socket of your extracted tooth to heal. Then, once the sockets have healed, you won’t miss those teeth.
Consult with a Newmarket Dentist
Many people don’t have mouths that can accommodate all 32 teeth, but before you get your wisdom teeth extracted, be sure to get a couple opinions. The rule, as always, if the tooth isn’t bothering you, a good dentist won’t bother it.