Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that erupt at the
very back of the mouth when a person is in their late teens or early 20’s. This
can cause aching that is mild at first but can become pronounced if teeth are
unable to emerge. Most people will require wisdom teeth removal eventually.
The Springs Dental team, and Dr. Mark Moskowitz in
particular, want you to feel comfortable about wisdom teeth removal. This is a
treatment that many adults go through to resolve the pain and discomfort caused
by impacted wisdom teeth.
What to Expect
Wisdom teeth removal is a straightforward procedure.
Extraction takes place here in our regular office so you do not need to travel
to a new location. Here is what you can expect when you arrive for your
Patients will first be told about the procedure
and have the opportunity to ask any particular questions of their care team.
Anesthesia will be administered; once it takes
full effect the surgery will begin.
The oral surgeon removes the wisdom teeth and
closes the surgical site.
The patient returns to full consciousness. Because the effects of anesthesia may last for several hours, patients will
need to arrange safe transportation home following their appointment.
You may receive a prescription for medication to
help with pain management. Over the counter remedies can also help.
Some initial discomfort is normal and you may
notice some light bleeding on the first day following extraction.
Use cold compresses to manage swelling.
The first week following extraction is likely to be the most
uncomfortable part of the recovery period, especially during the first two or
three days. Choose soft foods to avoid irritating sensitive oral tissue and
drink plenty of water.
Wisdom teeth removal is nothing to be afraid of. We can help
make sure this experience is as comfortable and hassle-free as possible.
Contact Springs Dental today to schedule your appointment.
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