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What You Need To Know Before Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the last of the teeth to appear in the mouth; this is the reason why a lot of people experience problems with them. In certain cases, they do not cause troubles, however, if they emerge in a risky position, they can cause extreme pain.

ROBERT STENDER DDS, Inc., is a conservative dentist in Pasadena, CA. They are very dedicated to creating healthy and beautiful smiles. They are committed to bring a safe and reliable experience for everyone. 

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How To Know If A Wisdom Tooth Should Be Removed

Wisdom teeth may not always need to be removed, if they are healthy, have grown completely, and if they are safe to clean. However, this is not the case for most people. There are many indicators to know if you should remove a wisdom tooth, such as:

  • Pain
  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Development of a cyst around wisdom teeth
  • Swollen or red gums
  • Difficulty opening your mouth

If you are experiencing one of these symptoms, you most likely will need to remove your wisdom teeth. It should be noted that some people decide to remove their wisdom teeth to prevent the symptoms previously mentioned, even before having any signs of discomfort.

Procedure Of Removing Wisdom Teeth

Depending on the emerging position of the teeth Dr. ROBERT STENDER DDS will determine the most appropriate course of action. But in general, when removing wisdom teeth, Dr. Stender applies an anesthetic. After that, all the process starts. 

First they make a cut of the gum tissue to expose the tooth. After that, they extract the bone that blocks access to the tooth root, which is then divided into sections so it will be easier to extract. Once the tooth is extracted, they clean all the tooth area and stitches the wound to heal. Last, they put a gauze to control bleeding.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery Process

In order to have an accurate recovery you will need to follow a recovery plan. Doctor Robert Stender always makes sure to provide you with the best advice for you to have the correct recovery process.

  • Pain, swelling and brushing

For this pain relieving medication is extremely important, to control swelling and brushing, it is recommended to use ice, swelling should take between 2 to 3 days to improve.

  • Activity

Always try to completely rest the whole day of the surgery and resume common activities on the next day.

  • What to eat and drink

Drink lots of water after the surgery. Don’t drink alcoholic, caffeinated, carbonated or hot beverages for a while, eat only soft foods and avoid hard, hot and spicy food. Apart from that, don´t smoke for at least 72 hours after the surgery. The bonus part: You can have as much ice cream as you desire! The cold of ice cream decreases soreness and aches. 

  • Cleaning

Don’t brush your teeth or rinse your mouth, during the first 24 hours after surgery.

H. ROBERT STENDER DDS, Inc., Your Best Choice

Doctor H. Robert Stender is a compassionate general dentist in Pasadena, CA. He provides most dental services, including Wisdom Teeth Removal. The decision of removing your wisdom teeth is not always easy, that’s why it is important to leave it in the hands of an experienced Doctor just like Dr. Stender is. 

Additionally, Doctor Robert Stender offers extended hours to solve your needs. Definitely, it is a place where you have to go.

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