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Because your wisdom teeth are the last to emerge, there may not always be room for them alongside your other adult teeth. This may mean that the wisdom teeth erupt at an angle, which makes them difficult to clean, or even not at all. The build-up of bacteria and plaque that can result from impacted wisdom teeth can ultimately cause more serious problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.
If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, your dentist may decide that the best solution is to remove one or all of them. Wisdom teeth are not necessary for chewing food, and removal of them is one of the most frequently carried out oral surgical procedures.
Before your wisdom tooth extraction, your mouth will be X-rayed to give your Neem Tree dentist a clear picture of the position of your teeth, including the roots. You will be given a local anaesthetic injection, and if you are nervous about the procedure we can also provide sedation to help you relax.
The procedure needed to remove your wisdom tooth depends on the position and angle of your teeth, making each extraction different. Wisdom tooth extraction typically takes around twenty minutes, but it may take longer than this. Afterwards, some swelling, bruising and stiffness of the jaw is normal, but shop-bought painkillers should be sufficient to manage any pain you experience.
To minimise recovery time and reduce the chances of complications, it is important to stick to the strict post-surgical care routine advised by your dentist. This will include eating soft foods for the first few days, and avoiding rinsing your mouth out for the first day to prevent damage to the blood clot that will form in the socket of the removed tooth.
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