If the thought of having your wisdom teeth removed, also known as wisdom teeth extraction, seems daunting to you, rest assured it doesn’t have to be!
Keep reading to learn more about this relatively uncomplicated procedure that can be performed in Ontario at Monarch Dentistry.
Prior to the actual tooth extraction, a full dental examination will be performed to make sure you don’t have an infection that might have been caused by the wisdom tooth. In the event of an infection, you’ll be prescribed antibiotics and asked to schedule your procedure after the infection has cleared.
Upon arrival for your procedure at Monarch Dentistry, you’ll be given a local anesthetic to numb the area around the wisdom tooth. After the area is numb, the dentist will open up the gum tissue above the tooth and remove the tooth by separating it from the bone.
Some patients will require stitches after the surgery to make sure there’s no excessive bleeding. You’ll be given gauze to place between your gums and asked to bite down gently to help absorb bleeding that will gradually reduce and shouldn’t last more than 24 hours.
To reduce swelling, Monarch Dentistry will recommend that you use an ice pack every 10-15 minutes. You can also use moist heat, such as a warm washcloth, to reduce discomfort. It’s also recommended that you gargle with salt water during the first twenty-four hours after the procedure since this will help reduce pain and swelling.
The good news is that your mouth has the ability to heal incredibly fast after dental procedures. Any pain or discomfort should be gone within a few days of your wisdom tooth extraction.
If you’re experiencing pain and discomfort from your wisdom teeth, why not make your appointment with Monarch Dentistry right now to get relief and start living pain-free tomorrow!