Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Wisdom teeth removal seems intimidating, but it’s important to know that it doesn't have to be! Continue reading to discover more about this very simple operation, which can be performed at Monarch Dentistry in Ontario. A comprehensive dental checkup will be conducted prior to the actual tooth extraction to ensure that you do not have an infection caused by the wisdom tooth. If you have an infection, you'll be given medication and told to come back when the illness has passed. When you arrive to Monarch Dentistry for your treatment, you will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the region surrounding the wisdom tooth. The dentist will numb the region before opening up the gum tissue above the tooth and removing the tooth by separating it from the bone.

Some patients will require sutures following surgery to prevent excessive bleeding. You will be given gauze to insert between your gums and instructed to bite down gently to assist absorb the bleeding, which will progressively diminish and should not last more than 24 hours.

Monarch Dentistry recommends using an ice pack every 10-15 minutes to minimise swelling. To alleviate discomfort, apply moist heat, such as a warm washcloth. It is also advised that you gargle with salt water for the first twenty-four hours following the treatment to assist decrease discomfort. The good news is that your mouth may recover quite quickly following dental operations. Any discomfort or pain should subside within a few days following your wisdom teeth extraction.

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