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Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
Why You Should Consider Wisdom Teeth Removal
Located at the very back of the mouth, wisdom teeth are the third molars that don’t quite fit in the mouth of most people. Most problems with wisdom teeth develop between the ages of 15 and 25 – with a few exceptions.
Generally, wisdom teeth issues can result in pain, stiffness, irritation, crowding, tooth decay, infections, and even gum disease. If your wisdom teeth are growing improperly, they may break partway through your gums, causing gum infections and possibly gum disease. If ignored, your wisdom teeth are likely to cause concerns in the future.
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Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Common Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed
During a dental evaluation, your dentist will usually tell you if your wisdom teeth need to be removed. However, if you haven’t visited the dentist in a while there are some signs you can watch for that are symptoms of needing your wisdom teeth removed. These signs include:
- Swelling around wisdom tooth or teeth
- Red, irritated gum around wisdom teeth
- Swollen lymph nodes under your chin
- Pain or discomfort in the back of your mouth
- Stiffness & pain in your jaw
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, book a consultation with our dental team!
Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Richmond
What to Expect During Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth extraction is a routine surgical procedure at our dental office in Richmond. Our team makes it a priority to ensure that you are comfortable and feel safe during each stage of the procedure.
Our wisdom tooth extraction procedure involves sedation dentistry administered by our fully trained and licensed dental professionals. Using state-of-the-art technology and up-to-date techniques, we will extract the tooth, clean the tooth removal site, and stitch the wound to promote a smooth recovery period, if necessary. If you’re in need of wisdom tooth removal in Richmond or the Ottawa area, contact our team today!
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Wisdom Teeth Removal
Frequently Asked Questions
Wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of the mouth that come in after other teeth. These teeth do not always need to be removed in cases where they would have no impact on other teeth, however they do often need to be removed. The biggest reason for removing wisdom teeth is to protect the other teeth. By the time wisdom teeth come in, usually the other teeth are all adult teeth and are in their proper place. The introduction of new teeth would shift the spacing of the other teeth and cause them to become overlapped. This can lead to pains and aches in the mouth, along with other problems regarding the shift of teeth. The best way to prevent this from happening is by removing the wisdom teeth before that can cause too much damage. A wisdom tooth extraction procedure is very common and very safe.
To learn more about wisdom teeth extractions, contact Dentistry at Richmond today to speak to one of our experienced staff members!
Many people display different symptoms and signs that their wisdom teeth are coming in, but in most cases, there are a few easy ways to tell. There will likely be some pain in the area around where the tooth is coming in as well as soreness in the jaw. Your gums may become swollen and tender around the wisdom tooth. You may also get frequent headaches from the build up of pressure inside your mouth.
If you are exhibiting these symptoms and think that you might have wisdom teeth coming in, or are concerned about symptoms that are not listed here, contact a professional. Dentistry at Richmond is here to answer any questions you may have about wisdom teeth!
After the extraction, a friend or family member will take you home to recover. You can plan to spend the rest of the day in bed with little to no physical activity. Most patients tend to experience nausea and vomiting in the first 10 hours after the extraction, as well as bleeding in the first 24 hours. Your dentist will provide you with all of the necessary instructions to properly care for your mouth after the extraction and talk you through all possible symptoms.
If there are any symptoms that you don’t remember your dentist warning you about or that concern you, you should call your dentist for more information. Contact Dentistry at Richmond today for more information about immediate post extraction recovery!
The average recovery period after a wisdom tooth extraction is 2 weeks. Your dentist will provide you with recovery and care information that is specific to you, but here are some things to keep in mind when recovering from a wisdom tooth extraction.
Make sure that you take any pain medication prescribed by your dentist at the times that your dentist told you to take them. Your gauze should be changed once every hour after the extraction. For the first 24 hours after the extraction, you should keep an ice pack on your cheek to reduce swelling and pain.
If you’re experiencing any symptoms that are of concern, contact us immediately.