Many of our patients have their wisdom teeth removed for various reasons. Wisdom teeth are molars that many people don’t have to worry about until their late teenage years or early twenties. Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that many people get.
Many people are not aware that having wisdom teeth can be a good thing because they have to be removed due to various issues. Some of our patients never have to have their wisdom teeth removed because they grow properly angled and aligned. Most of our patients have to have their wisdom teeth removed because they are not aligned properly and cause a tremendous amount of pain.
How are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
At Twin Cities Dental, all of our staff are professional, and we handle our patients with care. We will determine the best process to remove our patient’s wisdom teeth by looking at the teeth and determining the stage of growth of the teeth.
Wisdom teeth removal can be a complicated process, but here at Twin Cities Dental we take x-rays or our patient’s mouth to determine the best method of extraction for their wisdom teeth.
When it comes to wisdom teeth removal, here at Twin Cities Dental, we understand the fear that is associated with wisdom teeth removal. Before we do the procedure, we examine our patient’s teeth, mouth, and gums. The day prior to the removal of the patient’s wisdom teeth, we prescribe antibiotics to ensure the patient is free of toxic germs and infections. Our patients are not permitted to consume any food after a certain time the night before the procedure.
Recovery after Wisdom Teeth Removal
After we have removed the patient’s wisdom teeth, the patient is taught the proper way to care for the sockets, and their mouth in general, while their mouth heals. We send our patients home with gauze, a syringe, and pain medication. The gauze we give our patients is used to help soak up the blood where the wisdom teeth have been removed, the location of which is referred to as a socket. The syringe is used to keep the socket clean while it is healing. The pain medication we prescribe helps our patients remain calm and comfortable while they are at home recovering.
Risks and Complications of Wisdom Teeth Removal
There are a few risks and complications that are associated with the removal of wisdom teeth. A common complication that people who have had their wisdom teeth removed encounter are dry sockets. A dry socket occurs when the blood clot in the socket dislodges and the bone is exposed. When a dry socket occurs it can be painful due to inflammation. If any of our patients experience a dry socket, we urge them to contact us immediately. Our professionals here at twin Cities Dental can fix the issue in a timely manner by re-stimulating the blood clot or packing the socket with medication.