Performed In-House or by a Local Oral Surgeon
Wisdom tooth extraction is not always necessary; however, for most patients, it is considered a rite of passage. The majority of individuals do tend to require oral surgery for the following reasons:
You will receive local anesthesia when preparing to undergo wisdom teeth extractions. If necessary, you may also inquire about sedation dentistry. As a result, you will need to be mindful of getting plenty of rest once you are home, as the effects can take time to wear off.
A more invasive procedure (surgical) can often take longer to heal from because of its invasiveness, but no matter the type of surgery you are required to undergo, it is best to have someone escort you to and from your appointment.
Once you are home, make sure to get plenty of rest and change out the gauze according to the instructions of your dentist. It’s best to minimize any physical or strenuous activity for several days, and don’t be afraid to apply an ice pack to reduce swelling. To minimize discomfort, make sure to take any prescribed antibiotics or over-the-counter pain relievers as instructed.
For the first few days, you’ll likely need to eat soft or liquid foods so that they do not irritate the extraction sites. You should also be mindful when brushing and flossing your teeth not to get too close to your surgical sites.
Ryan A Walker DDS
1092 Valhi Blvd, Houma, LA 70360