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Extraction of wisdom teeth: the benefits

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. While they can be a valuable asset when growing straight and healthy, these teeth can sometimes be misaligned or impacted and then need to be extracted.


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We can help you prevent future oral health problems by removing problematic wisdom teeth.


What problems can wisdom teeth cause?

If the wisdom teeth emerge in the wrong position, are impacted or impacted, it can lead to oral health problems, as it will be difficult for you to reach them with the toothbrush and dental floss.


Wisdom teeth can cause:


  • An infection

  • Difficulty chewing, biting, or opening your mouth

  • bad breath

  • Swelling of the jaw or face

  • In emergency situations: chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath


Extraction of wisdom teeth: the benefits

Removing wisdom teeth can provide many benefits, including:


  • Prevent infection or decay

  • Prevent damage to other teeth

  • Relieve or decrease pain in the face and mouthSolve bad breath problems

  • Avoid the need for additional dental or orthodontic work in the future

  • Improve oral health

  • Will I feel better after having my wisdom teeth extracted?

  • Extracting wisdom teeth has several benefits for oral health. Surgery is common, you will eat normally within a few days. If the procedure is done on time, it will be less painful and healing will be faster.


You can also save time and money because you may not need future dental work or orthodontic treatment by eliminating complications that wisdom teeth can cause.


What is a wisdom tooth extraction procedure?


Step 1: Anesthesia

Local anesthesia will be performed to numb the tooth and the affected area. If you are distressed, your dentist or surgeon may give you a sedative to help you relax. General anesthesia is rarely used, only in cases where the procedure takes place in the hospital.


Step 2: Tooth extraction

If the tooth is still below the gum line, a small incision will be made and a small piece of bone on top of the tooth can be removed. Your dentist or surgeon may cut the tooth into smaller parts so that it is easier to pull out through the opening.


Depending on the inclination of the tooth, its degree of inclusion and its proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve, the procedure may be different. The surgeon will opt for a simple extraction if the tooth is present in the mouth, or a complex extraction if the tooth is impacted or semi-impacted. During a complex extraction, the surgeon incises the gum, cuts the jaw bone to release the tooth and closes the incision with stitches. Sometimes it may be necessary to cut the wisdom tooth into several pieces to be able to remove it.


Once your wisdom teeth have been extracted, you shouldn't feel any pain because the anesthetic will have numbed the area. If you feel pain, talk to your dentist or surgeon.


Simple wisdom teeth extraction procedures can take 20 minutes, while complex procedures take longer.


What should I do after my wisdom teeth are extracted?

You should be able to go home the same day. If you have stitches, they will go away on their own in seven to ten days. A piece of gauze may be applied to the extraction site. You will be asked to maintain it by biting it for about an hour. This will allow the blood clot to form in the empty cavity, helping the healing process. Antibiotics may be prescribed for you.


For 24 hours after the procedure, you should avoid:


Drink hot liquids like coffee or soup

Rinse your mouth with a liquid

Smoking or drinking alcohol

Practice intense physical activity

If you notice any problems or feel pain after the recovery period, contact your dentist so they can check the extraction site.

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