Wisdom Tooth Extraction Explained

Wisdom Tooth Extraction New Westminster

The process of wisdom tooth extraction in New Westminster is not always the same, as it depends on whether a basic extraction is required or a surgical extraction. Whatever type of extraction the dentist chooses for you, both treatments begin with a cleaning. At this point, the dentist will numb your mouth. 

If a basic extraction is to take place a specialized dental tool is used to loosen your wisdom tooth. As soon as it is loose enough the dentist will extract it gently. The area will then be cleaned and sutured shut. If a surgical extraction of your wisdom tooth is required a small opening may be made in your gums close to the wisdom tooth, then the removal of the tooth will take place. As soon as the wisdom tooth has been extracted, cleaning of the area will take place and then it will be sutured shut.

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Recovering from a wisdom tooth extraction

Your mouth will begin the healing process as soon as the wisdom tooth has gone. A blood clot starts to form in the empty space. It’s important to not dislodge the blood clot for the 24-48 hours following surgery which means avoiding the consuming of hard food. A wisdom tooth extraction takes about 14 days for full recovery to take place but you must following the care instructions provided by your dentist. 

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FAQs

1.Does a wisdom tooth extraction in New Westminster hurt?

Because the latest in numbing techniques is used no pain is felt while the extraction is taking place. Your dentist may prescribe painkillers for when the numbing has worn off and a little discomfort may be felt for a few days. 

2. What food and drink should I consume following a wisdom tooth extraction?

You should eat soft foods, rinse your mouth carefully with salt water and ice your cheek for ten minutes at a time which may help relieve the discomfort.

3. Are there any alternatives to a wisdom tooth extraction 

The key to avoiding a wisdom tooth extraction is regular tooth care and getting any treatments like a thorough clean or a filling before the wisdom tooth is too decayed and needs extracting. If the wisdom tooth has become loose because of gum recession or bone loss surgery may be able to reattach the gum to the tooth’s root.

4. Do I need to have wisdom teeth extracted?

Often, the reason why wisdom teeth are removed is because they cause some oral health problems, such as:

  • tooth and jaw pain, 
  • overcrowding, 
  • impaction,
  • infection, 
  • increased chance of tooth decay
  • gum disease,
  • pushing against adjacent teeth.

However, if wisdom teeth are growing straight and are in line with other teeth, and are not causing there is no need to get any of them extracted. Getting your dentist to carry out an x-ray shows how the wisdom teeth sit in the jaw so it is possible to predict if any problems are likely to occur at a future.

You can expect the dentists who specialize at Wisdom Tooth Extraction in New Westminster to make the best choices for your wisdom teeth extraction which will help to maintain your smile.

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