Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth often need to be removed because they can cause pain and stand in the way of incoming teeth. For most people, wisdom teeth emerge in the late teens and early twenties. These are the last permanent adult teeth to grow in, but they can come in earlier causing complications. Not everyone keeps these molars nor are they necessary for a healthy, beautiful smile. Often there may be no room left for them to erupt, leading to crowding in the mouth and do not fully emerge. This can lead to oral health problems like infection and prolonged pain.
What is the recovery time?
The length of the recovery will depend on a lot on the degree of damage the tooth has suffered and how long the eruption of the tooth was. The typical healing time for a wisdom tooth removal is 3 - 4 days, up to a full week.
Nevertheless, some habits can delay the healing process. After the procedure, it is critical that you be careful not to dislodge the blood clot or harm your healing gums. You should abstain from consuming solid foods, alcoholic and hot beverages, and soda drinks for the first few days after your procedure. Enjoy eating soft foods and keep your mouth clean with a simple salt water wash. It is possible to speed up the healing time span to make it less unpleasant. There are painkillers that your dentist may prescribe for you. You can also get over-the-counter painkillers.
More tips for recovery
· Prevent getting a dry socket.
· Keep your head elevated for the first three days.
· Ice pack the area closest to the extraction for the first day.
· Do not let your mouth dry out.
· Massage your masseter muscle on both sides.
· Drink ice-cold coconut water until can to eat soft foods.
* For complicated cases we do have a good base of specialists that we refer to.