If you are scheduled for a wisdom tooth removal, you may be feeling a little anxious. What will the procedure be like? What should you expect afterwards? In this blog post, we will discuss what to expect during and after a wisdom tooth extraction. We will also provide some tips to help make the experience as smooth as possible!
What will the procedure be like?
This depends on if you are having your wisdom teeth removed in a dental clinic or at the hospital. If you are having your wisdom teeth removed at a dental clinic, you will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area around your tooth. At the hospital, you will be given a general anaesthetic which will put you to sleep for the duration of the procedure. The dentist will make an incision in your gums and use tools to loosen your tooth to remove it.
What should I expect afterwards?
If you have been under general anaesthesia, you will be taken to a recovery area where you will be monitored until the anaesthesia wears off. Otherwise you will be able to go home right after the procedure. When you get home, it is important to rest and avoid strenuous activity. You may experience some swelling and bruising around the extraction area and pain. Pain medication will be prescribed to help with this. It is also important to eat soft foods and brush your teeth gently for the first few days.
Tip 1: Be prepared
If you are scheduled for a surgical wisdom tooth removal, make sure to have someone drive you home afterwards as you may not be able or want to drive yourself.
Tip 2: Take time off work or school
Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure and you will need time to recover. Make sure to take a few days off work or school so that you can rest and recover properly.
Tip 3: Follow your dentist or surgeon’s instructions
It is important to follow your dentist or surgeon’s instructions for aftercare. This will help ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.
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