November 18, 2019

Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled Out

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that break out in the mouth mainly around the age of 17–25 years. The tooth can be impacted due to a lack of room for the tooth to grow further resulting in disoriented growth at angles or flat on sides. Therefore, at times the wisdom tooth can require extraction.

Research done by International & American Associations for Dental Research in 2015 has shown that 49 studies involving 83,484 individuals worldwide, third molar impaction prevalence was found to be 24.40% in the individuals ≥ 17 years.

Wisdom tooth extraction is the surgical procedure of removing wisdom teeth which may be causing pain or infection.

The time duration for a wisdom tooth extraction can range from 45 minutes to an hour depending upon the nature of the surgery or any complications involved. The best dentist in Panchkula, Dr. Sanjay Kalra herein provides you with an idea as to what one can expect out of an appointment for wisdom tooth extraction:

The dentist firstly examines the condition of the impacted tooth with the help of an X-ray machine.

After determining the complications of the surgery, the dentist uses local anesthesia to numb your mouth. The doctor may make you breathe nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to relax. You should feel alert again shortly afterwards. Conscious sedation might be used in certain cases.

The incision made to extract impacted tooth is sealed with non-dissolving sutures that need to be removed later.

You may get a swollen face for 1–2 days. Using an ice pack can help reduce the swelling.

One should not panic about feeling a little bleeding.

The surgery and recovery after is not as painful as thought to be. One must only avoid crunchy, chewy and spicy food for a while. Dr. Sanjay Kalra, the best dentist in Tricity Chandigarh recommends removing wisdom teeth if they don’t fully emerge before the teeth start causing problems.

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