Infected or damaged wisdom teeth can damage your oral health. Contact Burwood Dental Care for professional tooth extraction
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
While not everyone needs to get their wisdom teeth removed, many people do. Find out the reasons we recommend some patients go through with this procedure.
Even though tooth extraction is a standard procedure, it can still be nerve-wracking for some people. We want to give you all the information you need to feel completely comfortable during your wisdom teeth removal in Burwood.
Stop Crowding of Teeth
Many people do not have enough room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to emerge without crowding their mouth. Crowding by wisdom teeth can sometimes damage and misalign other teeth as well.
About the Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
First, the dentist will administer anaesthesia according to your health needs and preferences. The options include local, sedation, and general anaesthesia.
The dentist will make an incision in your gum to expose the tooth and bone.
The dentist will remove any bone that might block access to the tooth root.
The dentist removes the tooth and cleans the site.
If necessary, the dentist will stitch the wound closed. Then they will put gauze over the affected area to reduce bleeding.
You will likely experience some pain, bleeding, and swelling following your procedure. You can manage your pain with over-the-counter medication or a prescription pain killer if deemed necessary by the dentist. Replace the gauze as directed by the dentist to keep the bleeding to a minimum and use an ice pack to mitigate the swelling.
For the first 24 hours after the procedure, you will only be able to eat soft foods. You also should not brush your teeth in that time frame. You will likely be instructed to rinse your mouth with warm salt water frequently for a week to clean your mouth and prevent infection.
Most people can resume normal activities the day after their surgery, but it is advised to refrain from strenuous activities so that the blood clot stays intact.