Why extract wisdom teeth?
Whenever there’s a problem with wisdom teeth, dentists will often recommended that they be extracted because they’re not necessary for chewing. This type of surgery may be required for a number of reasons, including an overcrowded mouth, the incomplete growth of a tooth, the position of the tooth, a cyst, or other reasons. The dentist will make a diagnosis with the help of an X-ray. In addition, it may be wise to extract the wisdom teeth before beginning an orthodontic treatment, in order to make it easier to properly align the teeth.
The surgery is performed under local anesthetic. The patient generally feels some pressure, but no pain. If the patient does feel pain, it’s important to tell the surgeon so that he can correct the situation. The extraction takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes per tooth.
If you notice any abnormal symptoms or if pain persists after 3 days, make an appointment to see your dentist.
After oral surgery, you must:
After oral surgery, avoid: