Tips for Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Most people have four wisdom teeth. These are the third molars and usually the last teeth to erupt, which typically occurs between the late teens and early twenties. Wisdom teeth extraction is often necessary because these teeth often become impacted, trapped in the bone, or simply do not erupt properly. This can lead to infection, gum disease, crowding, or tooth displacement. In some cases, wisdom teeth can erupt abnormally or in unusual positions, creating additional issues. Dr. Frame offers tips for candidates for extraction that can help them get the most out of their treatment.
If the wisdom tooth has erupted, a simple extraction can be performed. If the tooth has not yet erupted, an incision will be made to extract the tooth surgically. Once Dr. Frame has removed the tooth, the site will be closed with stitches if needed, and gauze will be placed to help the bleeding stop.
After the procedure, cold compresses can help reduce swelling and discomfort. Keep biting on clean gauze until the bleeding halts. When you eat, opt for soft foods, and drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. When brushing, be careful to avoid dislodging the clot in the extraction site. Take any medications and mouthwash that Dr. Frame has prescribed as directed.
Call our office today to learn more or to schedule your wisdom tooth extraction with Dr. Frame.
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