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Overview – Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth RemovalThey’ve been hurting you for ages, and now it is finally time: your dentist has told you that it is time to take out your wisdom teeth. For many people, this is something that they look forward to in order to help them deal with the pain, but this sort of surgery and treatment plan can also be a little bit intimidating. It is hard to know what to expect unless you have had a wisdom tooth removed already. We spoke to dentist Dr Paige Woods about what people usually go through when they have a wisdom tooth out.

She explained that before anything starts, you will discuss with her any other health concerns that you have, including medication that you are on, and any questions that you have about what the surgery is going to be like. She will also advise you to take some time off work or school in order to recover completely from the surgery. The actual treatment lasts less than an hour, and you’ll have at least one kind of pain relief during it all: local, IV, or general, depending on what you and your dentist think is best.

When the surgery is over and your wisdom tooth is gone, what you are able to do next will really depend on what sort of anaesthetic you chose to have. If you have local pain relief, it is often possible for you to drive yourself home or to work, and to continue with the rest of the day normally. If you had a general, you will need someone else to get you home. Everyone will experience swelling and redness after having a wisdom tooth or teeth removed, and this should go down after around three days. As long as you eat soft foods and drink plenty of water, you should recover absolutely fine.

For a free wisdom teeth removal consultation, call 619-359-6970.

Wisdom Teeth and Pain Relief

After Wisdom Teeth OutYou haven’t really experienced pain until you have experienced the pain of wisdom teeth! Some people will start to have their wisdom teeth grow through earlier than others, but it doesn’t matter how old you are, the pain of wisdom teeth is absolutely unbearable in many cases, and is often the best sign that you need to go and see a dentist about the problem. However, they cannot always offer an immediate solution, and that means that you are going to have to get used to treating the pain from your wisdom teeth at home. So what are your options when it comes to dulling that horrible pain?

Firstly, you can create your own special mouth wash by mixing a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of salt. You only need to gargle this for about a minute and then spit it out to start to feel the benefits of this naturally anti-septic mixture. If this doesn’t work, then you can use something called Benzocaine, which is a way to numb the gum area around the problem wisdom tooth. This is something that you can apply all the way through the day, so make sure that you keep it on you.

A slightly more natural approach to pain relief when it comes to wisdom teeth is cloves or clove oil. All you have to do is take a clove, place it on the spot in your mouth that is hurting, and gently close your mouth, keeping the clove in your mouth. Keep it there until you can’t feel your gums, and then remove it. You can use clove oil to rub into the area if that is more convenient.

If all else fails, you can always use standard pain relief tablets such as ibuprofen or paracetamol – but the important thing to remember is that these are not fixes. You still need to go and see your dentist Dr Paige Woods about the problem you’re having with your wisdom teeth. To reach Dr. Woods, call 619-359-6970.