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Wisdom Teeth Extractions
If not corrected impacted teeth can cause crowding and damage to adjacent teeth. Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth may include gum or facial swelling, infection and pain.
To prevent this from happening, an extraction of one, several or all of the wisdom teeth may be advised. We will begin by taking a panoramic x-ray which shows all of your teeth (including wisdom teeth) in one picture. This x-ray will aid in our doctors’ determining if they can perform the wisdom teeth extractions or if we will need to refer you to a specialist. Either way we will make sure that you receive the best of care with a minimal of discomfort, if any at all.
Post Op Instructions
- Following tooth extractions some bleeding will occur; if the bleeding persists bite down on a gauze pad applying moderate pressure for approximately half an hour. If the pad becomes soaked with blood, replace it with a clean one as necessary.
- An ice pack can be used to control swelling.
- Drink lots of liquids and eat soft, nutritious foods for the first 24 hours. Avoid hot liquids and foods that are acidic in nature to prevent burning. Do not drink from a straw, smoke or anything that creates negative pressure which could remove the blood clot that forms and aids in healing your extraction site.
- If you are prescribed Antibiotics, you must continue taking them until your prescription runs out. If you experience mild to moderate pain, and have not been prescribed a medication by your doctor, take an over-the-counter pain reliever that you would take for a headache.
- Small, sharp bone fragments may work up through the gums during healing but can be removed with one trip to the office.