How to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom teeth are the final set of teeth that human beings grow, but since these grow in during the late teens or early 20s, they can pose certain problems. Often, some people’s wisdom teeth grow in at odd and uncomfortable angles, or crowd and affect the alignment of other teeth. Wisdom teeth can also become impacted – this means they do not break through the gum tissues at all.

Given their tendency to cause a fair amount of pain, wisdom teeth are often removed – so if you find yourself in discomfort, and suspect it is due to growing wisdom teeth, it might be time to schedule a dentist appointment.

Instructions

  • 1

    Start by arranging for a trip to the dentist, to determine the extent of the problem and the measures that need to be taken to get rid of it. The dentist will be more qualified to determine whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed, and if they will have any adverse effects on your dental health.

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  • 2

    If the dentist recommends a surgery, listen to the explanation for the removal procedure carefully – if your wisdom teeth haven’t grown through the gum tissue yet, the dentist might need to use anaesthesia. Find out how much the removal process will cost, and if your dental insurance covers this.

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    Set an appointment with your dentist/oral surgeon for when the wisdom teeth removal will take place. If the doctors intend to put you to sleep during the procedure, it is essential to get a family member or friend to drive you to and back from the appointment. Before the removal, it is also necessary to arrange for a couple of days off from college or work, in order to allow for sufficient time to heal.

  • 4

    After the removal procedure has been carried out, it is time to see the healing period through. Be very careful, and stringently follow all the instructions given by your dentist, in order to facilitate and speed up the healing process. The oral surgeon will tell you what to expect during the healing, so if you notice any abnormalities or any unexpected and painful developments, contact your dentist immediately. However, a small amount of bleeding and swelling is natural and to be expected, so don’t let this alarm you.

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