Monday, 4 April 2016
Dealing with Wisdom Tooth Removal
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon based in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He advises patients that there are those who can live with their wisdom teeth for many years and they never give them a day's problem and then there are those who suffer so badly with their wisdom teeth that they find themselves in sheer agony until they have been professionally extracted.
The main reason that wisdom teeth need to be removed is that there isn't any room in the mouth for them, they start pushing through the gum, sometimes causing problems for the molars already there. In severe cases, the wisdom teeth can't push through the gum and this causes considerably pain, this is referred to as impacted wisdom teeth.
According to Tariq Drabu those that do suffer as a result of their wisdom teeth often find that these molars cause so many problems from interfering with other teeth to tangled roots to causing decay in other teeth and so much more.
Expect some bleeding
Depending on the severity of your wisdom teeth, they may be able to be removed in the dentist chair, according to Tariq Drabu. Whether they are removed in hospital or in the dental chair, it is important to note that it is common for there to be some bleeding after the treatment.
In most instances once the tooth has been removed, a dissolving stitch is put in place to close the hole and encourage healing. If you find that your mouth is bleeding at the site the tooth was removed, hold some fresh gauze on the area and apply pressure. Hold this in place for half an hour to forty five minutes and the bleeding should subside.
Pain is normal
Experiencing some minor pain after the wisdom teeth are removed is completely normal, according to Tariq Drabu. You will want to take an over the counter pain reliever, such as Paracetamol and Ibuprofen. Depending on the treatment, your dentist may prescribe something a little stronger for the first twenty four hours.
Avoid aspirin at all costs after the treatment as this thins the blood and this can increase bleeding at the site.
Enjoy a liquid diet
Until the mouth starts to heal, normally for the first twenty four hours at least, you will want to enjoy a liquid diet. Drink with a straw to the back of your mouth to avoid any sugars getting onto your remaining teeth.
Ensure you brush your teeth as normal and don't allow your oral health to suffer as a result of discomfort or pain you may be experiencing after the treatment.