If you are an older teen or a young adult, and you suspect that your wisdom teeth need to be removed, you may think it will be a painful and expensive ordeal. The good news is that it isn’t either of those.
Some people keep their wisdom teeth but the vast majority of us need to have wisdom teeth extracted. How do you find the right dentist to remove your wisdom teeth in Calgary NE?
Wisdom teeth usually start to come in somewhere between the ages of 17 and 23. They are actually third molars, and they need to be removed if they are impacted, which means they are trapped under the gum line.
Often they are at an angle where they are pressing into the second molars causing pain and possibly damaging those teeth. They can become infected, cause tooth decay or cysts, and cause you a lot of pain if left in the jaw.
Our dentists at Calgary NE Dentist office SkyPointe Dental recommend removal as there is simply not enough room for the wisdom teeth and they can develop problems and become more difficult to remove later in life.
Wisdom teeth can be removed by an oral surgeon or a dentist, with general or local anesthesia. All four teeth can be removed usually in an hour, and the doctor provides pain killers and instructions for caring for the wounds as they heal.
Pain medication may be required for several days, and the wounds normally have healed over in ten days to two weeks. During that time, you will need to eat soft foods, soup, and avoid brushing the wounds when you are brushing your teeth daily.
After wisdom teeth removal, when the anesthesia wears off, you will experience some pain and discomfort. The sockets are packed with gauze as there be some bleeding that will continue until blood clots form within 24 hours.
Some patients experience nausea or dizziness from the anesthesia which is why it is important to have someone with you to drive you home.
Bruising on the sides of your face can occur and icing helps to keep the pain from swelling and bruising down. To avoid the risk of infection, you should avoid alcohol, cigarettes, vaping, and mouthwash. Instead, rinse your mouth with salt water.
Dr. Darwish at SkyPointe Dental has had a lot of experience removing wisdom teeth and ensuring that his patients are comfortable during the process.
In fact, at SkyPointe Dental, we are all about making everyone feel comfortable and welcome because we believe that families, friends, and neighbours, come first!
Our multi-cultural team can provide services in Hindi, Punjabi, and Arabic.
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At Skypointe Dental, we are here to serve Families, Friends, and Neighbours! We love our multi-cultural community, and we reflect that in our dental practice in Calgary NE by also offering our services in Hindi, Punjabi, and Arabic.
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