What to Expect from Teeth Extractions or Wisdom Teeth Removal?

It is normal to feel substantial pain after a wisdom tooth removal, or a tooth extraction. Since everyone heals differently, there is no set time for recovery to occur. But there are some things, in general, you can expect.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

The wisdom teeth are also called the third molars and they are the last to come in. There are some people who do not have any complications and they can keep their wisdom teeth. However, for many others, there is not always enough room for them to come in after all the other teeth have appeared. They can erupt at an angle, crowd the other teeth, or not come in fully. These situations can be troublesome as they can lead to pain, discomfort or infections. In these cases, it is important for a dentist to opt for wisdom teeth removal.

What happens after surgery?

After the dentist removes your wisdom teeth through a surgical procedure, you will probably experience some swelling and pain. Sometimes, there is also some bleeding. You will have to be careful for a few days to let your mouth heal so a blood clot doesn’t become dislodged or you don’t interrupt the healing process. You’ll need to stay away from hot beverages, solid foods, soda, and alcoholic drinks for a few days. The day you get the teeth removed, you should not even brush your teeth. The dentist will give you a prescription to help with pain. Be sure to follow their instructions to aid the healing process.