Sometimes there may not be room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth and, as they start to come through, they push against the teeth already there or may start to come through at an angle. When this happens, you might feel some pain or discomfort, so the best thing to do is to visit your dentist.
The dentist will probably take an x-ray of your mouth to see how - or if - your wisdom teeth are coming through. From this, they will be able to make a judgement on whether or not to take them out, and how easy or difficult it might be. Extractions can also be done under sedation.
Having a tooth out is the same as having an operation and, because of this, you must look after the area to speed healing and to reduce the risk of infection. Here are some pointers:
Your dentist may have given you some gauze to place onto the area where the tooth has been removed - if not, a clean cloth handkerchief will do just as well (but not a paper tissue).
We have an oral surgeon Shahrokh who works with us once a week and deals with the more difficult extractions. He is very experienced in what he does and also works in hospital during the week. You will have as pain free and gentle an experience as possible.
I am one of those 'nervous' patients. I kept putting off going to the dentist until the pain in my teeth became unbearable. I needed an extraction.
From the moment I stepped inside the surgery I felt comfortable and fairly relaxed.
Once in the dentists' chair I explained to the surgeon my lifelong fear of dentists. His gentle manner and guidance helped put me at ease. I barely felt the injections and before I knew it my tooth had been extracted. I was absolutely stunned.
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