What Is The Recovery Time After Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The mouth of an average adult has 32 teeth: 16 on the lower jaw and 16 on the top. Each tooth in the mouth has a unique name and role.
The teeth in the front of the mouth are responsible for biting and grasping food whereas the back teeth, otherwise known as the molars grind food in preparation of swallowing.
On rare occasions, wisdom teeth will emerge properly and well-positioned and play a significant role.
However, the average adult human mouth can only comfortably accommodate 28 teeth.
Therefore, it can be quite painful when four more humongous teeth start trying to squeeze themselves into a mouth that is already full.
These four teeth are your third molars, otherwise referred to as wisdom teeth.
Why Should You Consider Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
If you’re one of the lucky individuals whose wisdom teeth erupt correctly and align properly, then you won’t have to think about wisdom teeth removal.
Unfortunately, many people find themselves dealing with wisdom teeth that don’t erupt correctly and grow under the gum line or if they happen to erupt, they emerge crooked.
Some wisdom teeth will even grow sideways as they struggle to find a pathway for them to develop. Impacted wisdom teeth cause severe problems, including:
- Disruption or neighbouring teeth
- Development of cysts or abscesses
Also, because it’s difficult to clean crooked and partially erupted teeth at the back of your mouth, you can experience mouth infections which when left untreated can spread to the bloodstream.
Early wisdom teeth removal is highly recommended to help avoid such complications.
With visual examination and dental x-rays, experienced dentists at Gardens Dental can track as well as evaluate the condition of your wisdom teeth.
This will help identify any present problems and predict if there is any probability of future issues.
Studies indicate that early wisdom teeth evaluation and removal reduce the surgical risks involved with the removal procedure.
If any problems are spotted, then wisdom tooth removal is often the best course of action.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Historically, wisdom teeth played a vital role as humans had to consume a rough diet. However, third molars are no longer very useful to people in modern society.
After removal, you will still have a bright and beautiful smile and your ability to chew and speak will not be affected.
Therefore, if you think that you might run into food-grinding problems in the future, you can rest easy knowing that you won’t miss your wisdom teeth.
Often, wisdom teeth extraction is a minor procedure that only needs a couple of hours and is performed under general or local anaesthesia.
Prior to the removal, your dentist performs an oral examination and will discuss with you in detail about the procedure and help you pick an anaesthesia option that will make you feel comfortable during and after the extraction.
What Is The Expected Recovery Time After Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The recovery time varies from patient to patient since healing will depend on a couple of factors such as the difficulty of the procedure or whether it was an early or late extraction.
Nevertheless, you can expect some level of discomfort after the procedure.
Fortunately, the trouble is not only minimal but also short-lived, and your dentist will prescribe pain medication to help reduce discomfort after the removal process.
Ultimately, complete healing after wisdom teeth extraction takes a few weeks.
Are you concerned that you might have impacted wisdom teeth? If so, then look no further than Gardens Dental.
Gardens Dental offers a full array of dental services in Taylors Lakes to help you and your family maintain healthy teeth.
To learn more about our services or make an appointment, please contact us today on (03) 9449 2626 or through our website https://gardensdental.com.au/contact-us/