Wisdom teeth erupt at the back of the mouth when the person is in between the ages of 17 to 25 years old. Dentists also refer wisdom teeth to as third molars. Some people don’t experience any problems with the growth of their molars. However, there are others that experience pain, discomfort, and even infection during its eruption or if it is impacted. Here at Cambridge Dental Group, we perform Wisdom Teeth extraction to provide comfort to our patients who experience impacted wisdom tooth eruption.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
- There are possibilities that the wisdom teeth can be impacted or partially erupted causing extreme pain in the jaw and gums
- Wisdom teeth have the tendency to erupt sideways or at a wrong angle. With its wrong this, it can damage the nearby teeth and also gum tissues.
- They are also some people that have small mouths that cannot handle the additional growth of the wisdom teeth.
- Wisdom teeth grow in the back part of the mouth making it harder to reach when brushing and flossing. If a tooth is not properly cleaned, it can lead to plaque bacteria build-ups which can cause cavities and even gum disease.
How to Get Ready for the Extraction
A discussion with the dentist is essential for a more effective, safe, and comfortable wisdom teeth removal. Questions would be raised such as any current health problems as well as medications that are regularly taken. As a patient, you can also discuss the surgery and anything that you want to know. The anesthesia that will be used can also be discussed for a painless and comfortable surgery.
Care After the Surgery
- Use an ice pack to the swelling area
- For a sore jaw, use moist heat
- Carefully exercise the jaw by gently opening and closing
- Eat soft foods like porridge or soups
- Brush the teeth on the second day and avoid the clotting area
- Take the recommended medications to ease pain and swelling
- If the pain or swelling does not subside or if you developed a fever, it is best to call your dentist
- Do not drink liquids using a straw since sucking can loosen the blood clot that helps the wound heal
- Gently rinse your mouth, it is recommended to rinse with saltwater
- Do not smoke since it can cause slower healing
Prevent further dental problems. Schedule an appointment with Cambridge Dental Group for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Dearborn Heights. Our passionate team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health results. We are located at 27281 W. Warren Street, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127.