Have you been noticing a pain in a tooth at the very back of your mouth? Perhaps a pain under the gums in that area?
It very well could be a wisdom tooth that’s causing you problems, and if so, it’s time to see your Tanglewood dentist and have it removed.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
When having your teeth checked by your Tanglewood dentist, they will look for signs that the wisdom teeth could potentially or are causing problems.
Most often, the potential for problems are detected using x-ray imaging.
The dentist will compare the locations of the unseen teeth (if they have not broken through the gums yet) with the available space in the mouth.
If the oral cavity is too small for the wisdom teeth to fit properly, they may grow in at an angle or not fully erupt (break through the gums).
If you are experiencing pain in the back of your teeth, it’s possible that this is already occurring with one or more wisdom teeth.
Once it’s determined there is or could very be an issue, you can either have the teeth removed right away or schedule a later appointment.
Most times, it’s best to remove all of the wisdom teeth, particularly if the oral cavity cannot accommodate them. In some cases only one or two teeth will need to be removed.
Furthermore, it’s usually best to have all teeth to be removed done at once to only have one recovery process rather than several.
When having wisdom teeth removed, dental sedation is often used to reduce the patient’s anxiety level and the feeling of discomfort.
The dentist will surgically remove your wisdom teeth by opening the gums and severing each tooth’s connection to the nerves and gums.
Once removed, they will curb the bleeding and keep the area as clean as possible.
When you go back home, you’ll definitely want to take it easy for the rest of the day. You should also have someone drive you home.
To help manage bleeding, the patient can bite down gently but firmly on a strip of gauze for about 30 minutes. Alternatively, they can bite down on a moist tea bag.
The tannic acid in tea constricts the blood vessels, reducing bleeding.
Swelling will peak and start decreasing after about three days, and you’ll be able to resume normal life routines shortly after.