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Wisdom Teeth West Palm Beach | Recovery After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth usually come in when you’re around 17 to 21. These teeth are in the very back of your mouth and you get two on top and two on the bottom as a part of your 32 adult teeth. Not all adults have wisdom teeth though. In fact, they’re the ones most commonly missing from adult mouths. You’re most likely to develop issues with these molars than with any other teeth. An estimated 10 million wisdom teeth are removed each year. Wisdom teeth West Palm Beach removal is necessary for impacted molars to prevent further issues.

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What to Expect Post-Surgery:

Possible Problems for Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Dentists recommend taking or extracting wisdom teeth out as a precaution because they could cause future problems, like:

  • Before the tooth comes in, the sack of tissue around it can develop into a cyst, which can eventually lead to bone loss in your jaw.
  • If the tooth is on its side of your gum, it can destroy adjacent teeth by eating away the roots.
  • Plaque and bacteria can build up around an impacted tooth.

If your wisdom teeth are still below the gum line, you’ll likely need to have it removed through surgical extraction. Many dentists can perform this procedure, but some may refer you to an oral surgeon to carry out this procedure. During the surgical procedure, you will be given anesthesia so you won’t feel pain or remember much. The surgeon will make an incision to the gum and remove the tooth bone to get to the root. They may need to cut the tooth to pieces to keep the holes as small as possible.

During the First 24 Hours After the Surgery

It’s a good idea to have a ride home after the surgery because you may be groggy from the anesthetics. Your surgeon may recommend prescription pain killers for pain management. After having your wisdom teeth pulled out, the speed of your recovery depends on the degree of difficulty of the extraction. Here’s what to expect during and after the first 24 hours:

  • Bleeding
  • Facial swelling
  • Restricted diet (liquid diet)
  • Antibiotics
  • Pain medications
  • Watch out for dry sockets
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Need Help with Wisdom Teeth West Palm Beach?

If you have impacted wisdom teeth, don’t wait for an infection to take place before you take action. Ferber Dental Group performs impacted wisdom teeth West Palm Beach removal. For more information about this procedure and its associated costs, contact us today to learn more.