Wisdom tooth extraction is the surgical removal of the last molars in your mouth. They are called “wisdom teeth” because usually, these teeth come through your gums at about age 17, right around the time you start getting wisdom.
How does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Work?
To begin with, if you are thinking of wisdom teeth removal, Singapore is a popular destination you may want to include in your list. Basically, you can rest assured of getting high standard medical care at reasonable prices.
Back to the basics: Many people have four wisdom teeth, but not all do. If you have four wisdom teeth with enough space to fit them into your mouth, then you are good to go. However, if there’s not enough space, they may need to be removed, or they will most likely grow sideways and cause pain. Your dentist will keep track of how much room there is for each of your wisdom teeth during regular dental exams so they can closely monitor them as they grow in.
What Happens During Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
When it comes time to have your wisdom teeth removed, you’re going to get a general anesthetic so that the process becomes totally painless for you. This means there’s basically nothing to worry about.
You will also not be in any pain or discomfort after the removal of your wisdom teeth unless you already had complications like decay, infection, etc. Still, even if this was the case, you can rest assured that everything will be better soon because a qualified dentist will treat any problems accordingly during the procedure.
You should expect to feel sore right after your wisdom tooth removal in Singapore, but thankfully that pain will subside as you recover. You also shouldn’t eat anything too hard or crunchy for a couple of days after your wisdom teeth have been removed – until they’ve had a chance to heal and your gums have had time to close up the empty space left by the extraction. If you follow these guidelines, then there’s nothing to worry about.
Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Painful?
As highlighted above, wisdom tooth extraction is not painful if done under general anesthesia, making it totally painless for the patient. Perhaps, the only discomfort that may occur during the postoperative period is as a result of soreness due to irritation from some blood clot or residual swelling.
Other than the pain, a rather common question we’ve had to answer several times is if wisdom teeth extraction is a safe procedure. If you’re wondering about the same, then the answer is; yes, wisdom tooth extraction is absolutely safe but only if done by a qualified dentist who specializes in oral surgeries.
A dentist who performs wisdom tooth extraction has successfully completed additional training and certification on all relevant procedures leading up to the procedure itself. This means they can handle more complex cases of wisdom teeth problems because they know just what needs to be done before going ahead with the surgery without the risk of injury or complications. Wisdom tooth extraction is also not particularly risky or dangerous simply because it is a generally known fact that complications are very rare.
Is Wisdom tooth Extraction the Only Option?
Wisdom teeth can be removed for many different reasons, but if they become impacted, then your dentist will likely recommend wisdom tooth removal to you. Impacted wisdom teeth result when there isn’t enough room in your mouth and therefore can’t erupt through your gums properly.
This means they grow at an angle and/or partially out of your jaw, which can lead to inflammation, irritation, and infection in some cases. The pain this causes needs immediate relief, and that’s why we recommend having them removed as soon as possible rather than letting them sit inside your gum tissue, causing further damage.
Can Wisdom Tooth Extraction be prevented?
Wisdom teeth removal isn’t always necessary and can be avoided in many cases. If you wish to avoid ever removing your wisdom teeth, the best advice would be to make good, intelligent choices that will ensure your wisdom teeth never become impacted and need to be removed at all.
First of all, you need to brush your teeth once a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss around them every night before going to bed. This will help prevent plaque from building up and causing inflammation or infection, which can lead to the need for wisdom teeth surgery. Also, don’t wait until the last minute when something is bothering you – instead, see your dentist regularly so they can remove whatever problems are occurring as soon as possible!
What is the Estimated Recovery Period after Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Another question we’ve had to answer a couple of times is how long it really takes to heal after wisdom tooth removal in Singapore. Now, after wisdom teeth surgery, it takes around two weeks for your mouth to heal up.
This includes time spent at home as well as during follow-up visits. During this period, you will experience some discomfort from time to time, and your mouth might feel a bit sore and swollen, but if you take the necessary medications as directed by your dentist, this won’t last for too long. Also, we recommend avoiding smoking so that you don’t impede the healing process because of constant swelling and irritation caused by tobacco use.
Wisdom tooth extraction is beneficial for everyone who has impacted teeth – there’s no reason not to have them removed!
Wisdom teeth removal isn’t painful and doesn’t take long to recover from after the treatment. We recommend avoiding wisdom teeth pain as much as possible by taking good care of your pearly whites and come into our office immediately if you ever feel like something has gone wrong. If need be, we’ll schedule an appointment ASAP so that your oral health isn’t compromised any longer than necessary – contact us now!
Call us now on +65 6513 9549 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment online! We’re open five days a week, and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays, just in case you’re able to squeeze it into your schedule. We’ll make sure you get rid of whatever problems those pesky wisdom teeth are causing so that you can live an everyday, healthy life again soon.
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