When a dentist recommends removal of wisdom teeth, it's because one or more of the following situations exist for the patient:
Painful impacted wisdom teeth
Infection of the gums
Wisdom teeth damaging adjacent teeth
Difficulty for patients to brush or floss
Projected future issues with teeth
If you've received a referral for wisdom teeth removal in Aylmer, consider scheduling your appointment with our staff at Aylmer Family Dental for painless extraction of wisdom teeth. We'll make your visit a relaxed and comfortable experience, offering sedation options to meet your needs.
How Do You Know When You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
You'll notice the tell-tale signs that wisdom teeth are wreaking havoc as they emerge. Look for swelling, jaw stiffness, and pain that can fluctuate from a dull throbbing to acute pain. As wisdom teeth come in, check to make sure you're able to floss between new teeth and existing teeth. Schedule a new patient appointment at Aylmer Family Dental and let our team check to see whether wisdom teeth are coming in straight, with no associated problems.
How is the Recovery From Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Expect to take 2-3 days to rest and limit activity following wisdom teeth removal. Your dentist will prescribe prescription medication to help manage pain; however, you may not need to take a prescription strength painkiller. We recommend taking Ibuprofen first, as very often the prescribed dose will eliminate the need to take something stronger. Eat only soft foods for 1-2 days following wisdom teeth removal in Aylmer, gently rinsing your mouth 5-6 times each day, with no vigorous rinsing for one week. If you have any concerns after the procedure, call your dentist.
Anxiety-Free Extractions at Aylmer Family Dental
Local anesthesia and sedation prevent pain during wisdom teeth removal, eliminating the stress and worry about treatment. We recommend that you bring a designated driver to your appointment, since opting for sedation will prevent you from driving for some time after treatment. If you suspect your wisdom teeth need to come out or received a referral from another dentist, schedule a consultation visit and exam at Aylmer Family Dental to determine whether you're a candidate for wisdom teeth extraction.
Staying Hydrated After Treatment
The American Dental Association advises patients to drink 5-6 tall glasses of water a day for three days following wisdom teeth removal. Mix it up with electrolyte drinks, fruit juice, or your favorite room temperature drinks. Don't skip meals- instead, shop before your dental appointment to make sure you have some of your favorite soft foods on hand:
Scrambled eggs and cheese
Mashed potatoes or cauliflower
Hot oatmeal cooled to room temperature
Keep soft foods toward the front of the mouth and restrict chewing as much as possible. Our staff will provide additional instruction on caring for your mouth after wisdom teeth removal in Aylmer. Follow the instructions to the letter for faster recovery with no issues.
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