Here is What to Expect Before Wisdom Teeth Removal

Nov 01, 2020

Even though not everyone develops wisdom teeth, it is a common dental issue. For those who develop these teeth, it happens when they are aged between 18 and 25 years. It is important to note that wisdom teeth removal is not necessary in all cases. At times your dentist may not extract your wisdom teeth. The extraction will only be necessary if your wisdom teeth are causing problems.

If you are scheduled for a wisdom teeth removal procedure, we have all the information you need here. Most patients who are about to undergo this procedure usually don’t have an idea of what it involves. Knowing what to expect before going for this type of procedure is very important. With the right information, you can properly prepare yourself for the tooth extractionprocedure.

Having the right information will also help prevent dental anxiety. Read on if you need the right information about this dental procedure.

What Necessitates Wisdom Teeth Removal?

These are the situations that call for wisdom teeth removal. Your dentist will examine your wisdom teeth and recommend removal.

 Your Wisdom Teeth is Impacted

If your tooth is not able to break through the gum, it needs to be removed. Both completely and partially impacted wisdom teeth can affect your dental health. If impacted teeth decay or get an infection, they can infect neighboring teeth.

X-ray imaging is required to identify an impacted tooth. An impacted tooth may not be physically visible. This makes routine dental visits important.Regularly visiting a dentist for a check-up will help identify impacted teeth.

You Have a Small Mouth

If you have a small mouth, wisdom teeth may cause overcrowding in your mouth. This will affect your smile. Removal is the best option under such circumstances. A small mouth can also cause your wisdom teeth to be impacted.

Damage to Other Teeth

If they don’t come out correctly, wisdom teeth will push teeth around them. This can be painful and cause several dental problems.

Getting Ready for Wisdom Teeth Removal

There isn’t much you need to do before you go for wisdom teeth removal. The dentist will have a look at your tooth to see how deeply impacted it is.  A deeply impacted tooth calls for an oral surgeon. But if your tooth isn’t deeply impacted, our dentist will remove it.

Questions to Ask the Dentist Before the Procedure

Here are some of the questions you can ask our dentist.

  • If all of your wisdom teeth are being removed
  • The type of anesthesia the dentist will use
  • If there are possibilities of complications arising during the procedure
  • The risks involved
  • How long will the surgerytake?

The Best Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal

At Copper Vista Dental Care, we recommend having your wisdom teeth extracted before the root is fully formed. The success rate is higher, and the process is easier when done during this time. Recovery time is also short when we extract the teeth before the root fully develops.

Regular dental visits will enable the dentist to identify an impacted tooth in time. This way, the extraction process will be easier and faster. Take your dentist’s advice and have your wisdom tooth removed even if you can’t see it.

Available Anesthesia Options

These are the available anesthesia options the dentist can use to make the procedure painless. Anesthesia also plays an important role in managing dental anxiety.

IV Sedation

Our dentist can administer the anesthesia through a vein. IV sedation is faster when compared to other options. With IV sedation, the dentist has control over the level of sedation. This sedation can help you sleep through the whole procedure.IV sedation helps in managing dental anxiety as you won’t remember anything about the procedure.

Local Anesthesia

This numbs the site of the procedure so that you don’t feel any pain. You won’t fall asleep during the procedure. With local anesthesia, you will be able to respond to the dentist during the procedure.

General Anesthesia

We use this option for patients with a history of dental anxiety. It renders patients completely unconscious. This way, the dentist will have ample time extracting your wisdom teeth,

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