Wisdom Teeth Removal
A dentist like Dr. Mistry can remove your wisdom teeth. The procedure can be carried out in our dental office in Mississauga. You can get the treatment from the hospital if you want all your wisdom teeth to be removed at one time.
A local anesthetic will be provided by the dentist before removing the wisdom teeth to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you want to remove all your wisdom tooth due to some infection, then a general anesthetic is given to you by the doctor. A general anesthetic will not cause you any pain in the body and will make you sleep through the procedure.
The dentist will open up the gum tissue in order to remove the wisdom tooth and would take out any bone which is covering it. The separation of the tissue which is connecting the bone to the tooth is carried out by your dentist to remove the tooth easily. To make it even easier, your dentist will sometimes cut the tooth into very small pieces. You may need stitches after the tooth is removed. Some stitches should be removed after a few days and some of them will dissolve over time. Your dentist will inform you whether your stitches should be removed or not. To stop the bleeding after the tooth removal, a folded cotton gauze pad must be placed over the wound.
Usually, the recovery time does not last long and the patients must take painkillers recommended by the doctor. To speed up the recovery, the following tips will help you out.
- Your mouth will be numb for some time after anesthesia and be careful not to bite your tongue or cheek or your lip.
- Gently bite the gauze pad periodically and change the pad once it gets soaked with blood.
- You are not allowed to lie flat as this might prolong bleeding. Use pillows to prop your head up.
- Use an ice pack on the cheeks and apply it for around 20 minutes at a time in a day.
- You are recommended to relax after the surgery. Any kind of physical activity may cause the bleeding to increase.
- Consume only soft foods such as a thin soup, gelatin or pudding. Add solid foods later on to balance your healthy diet.
- Brush your teeth and tongue regularly.
- You are not allowed to smoke for the first 24 hours after the surgery.