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The Truth About Wisdom Teeth Removal and Recovery

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The Truth About Wisdom Teeth Removal and Recovery

Let’s set the records straight on wisdom teeth removal by diving straight into the facts about the procedure and subsequent recovery. Wherever you are in your teenage or young adult life, chances are the term you’ve frequently heard around medical circles might just be ‘wisdom teeth removal.’ At India Hook Dental, we’ve found that many of our patients experience some form of anxiety or misinformation around this routine procedure.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25.

  • A lucky few may never have wisdom teeth.
  • Some people have all four wisdom teeth, while others may only have one, two, or three.
  • And for some, wisdom teeth may emerge without causing any problems.

However, there is a large group of people whose wisdom teeth can cause some serious discomfort and dental complications. This is where the necessity for wisdom teeth removal comes into play.

When Do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

It’s not always necessary to remove wisdom teeth. They are much like any other teeth if they grow properly, are healthy, and have a correct bite alignment. However, India Hook Dental specialists often advise wisdom teeth removal in the following cases:

  • When wisdom teeth are impacted, meaning they are unable to properly break through the gum due to insufficient room.
  • When wisdom teeth come in at the wrong angle, causing pressure on adjacent teeth.
  • When cavities are formed that can’t be fixed.
  • When gum disease or inflammation arises due to partial eruption.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

Armed with modern technology and years of experience in dental surgery, wisdom teeth removal is a common, straightforward procedure at India Hook Dental. Here’s what typically happens:

We start by prepping you for surgery. Local anesthesia or sedation will be used to ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the entire procedure.

The dentist then makes an incision in your gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone, The tooth is removed, and in most cases, stitches are put in place to aid in healing.

Post-Procedure Recovery

  • After the wisdom teeth removal, you’ll likely experience some swelling and mild discomfort, both of which are part of the healing process. Cold packs can be effective in reducing swelling.
  • We will prescribe pain medication to help manage discomfort.
  • You’ll also receive detailed aftercare instructions that may include using antiseptic mouth rinse and temporary alterations to your diet like consuming soft foods or avoiding very hot or cold drinks.

Recovery period from a wisdom teeth removal usually lasts a few days to a week. If you experience an increase in pain, fever, or bleeding, it’s important to get in touch with us right away.

The Importance of Regular Dental Checks

Regular dental visits allow your dentist to assess the health and positioning of your wisdom teeth. It’s ideal, especially in the late teenage years, when wisdom teeth typically start to emerge.

As expert dental practitioners at India Hook Dental, we take pride in making sure our patients are informed and comfortable with their dental health choices, including wisdom teeth removal. We are always available to answer any questions you may have, ensuring that you have a positive dental health journey with us.

Read reviews and more at India Hook Dental’s Google Business Profile. Then, contact us and improve your dental health today.

  • My hygienist was Claudia, and I now have a best friend forever. She was so welcoming and kind, put me completely at ease, walked me through all of the procedures, costs, and reasons why, and introduced me to everyone who walked in or by the door. Dr. Smith was equally as helpful and amazing. Every person went out of their way to ensure my comfort and understanding. I NEVER write reviews, and was so impressed that I couldn't wait to get home and write one!

  • We love IHDC! They do everything possible to ensure our safety, and Alaine is an absolute gem! She treats my daughter with the patience of a saint and we love her for it! The whole team is amazing!

  • If you’re a believer in good vibes and positive energy then this is the place for you. Everyone here is so warm & inviting. They really do feel like family, ya know, the ones you actually like! I’ve been going here for years but when I had my daughter, there was no question about where i would take her for her dental needs. They are so great with her and she is never nervous when we go because they just radiate positivity and make her feel so calm and relaxed. I can’t recommend them enough. Oh, they are also really great with Botox 😉

  • Could not possibly thank Dr. Houck, Gabby, and staff enough for the wonderful care I receive. In addition to excellent dentistry, their compassionate approach and communication really sets them apart. They are always kind, caring, and take time to explain things in detail. Easy to contact the office with any needs, and they are always quick to respond. Highly recommend.

  • Just wanted to leave a quick review on Claudia! She is an excellent dental hygienist. She is very thorough with her cleanings, she has a sweet personality and takes the time to explain things to you. I 10/10 would recommend Claudia to all of my friends and family.

  • Amazing place. Started taking our family there in 2014. Professional, kind, and most importantly excellent at every level of service.

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