The upper and lower third molars are also called your wisdom teeth. These teeth are located at the very back of your mouth. They are usually the last teeth to surface in the mouth. They usually appear between the ages of 17 and 24 years old.

Some people have their wisdom teeth for their entire life. However, most people today opt to have their wisdom teeth removed. Some people have their wisdom teeth taken out even before they break through the gums.

People who live with their wisdom teeth for their lifetime usually do not experience any complications. But for some people, their wisdom teeth never erupt. And this can lead to swelling, gum ulcers and pain. Once the wisdom tooth becomes impacted and it starts pressing up against another tooth, it can damage the tooth beside it or the jawbone. These two are the main reasons why people usually have to undergo oral surgery to have a wisdom tooth removed.

Having a wisdom tooth removed is not as easy or simple as undergoing a regular tooth extraction. It requires a surgery since the dentist will open up the gum tissue over the tooth and take out any bone that is covering the tooth. The dentist will then separate the tissue that connects the tooth to the bone. Then the dentist will remove the tooth. The tooth is usually cut into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove. Once the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Depending on your dentist, these stitches can dissolve over time or you will have to go back to the clinic to have them removed.

If you will be having your wisdom tooth removed sometime soon, below are some tips you should follow to properly prepare for this procedure:

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If you have any teeth removed, you'll want to do whatever is required to expedite the recuperation process and get back to your normal life. That being said, healing following tooth extractions requires the formation of blood clots to cover the area and promote recovery. Until that process occurs, there isn't a lot you can do besides wait for nature to run its course. There are a number of things you can do to help with the recuperation process as well as control the discomfort. Below are a few guidelines to observe.

Do's

– It's typical for the extracted area to feel inflamed even following a few days. In most cases, simple over the counter pain killers can provide relief to the discomfort. It is advisable that these pain killers be taken immediately following the tooth extraction procedure. Do not wait for the pain to start. It is always easier to prevent discomfort from setting in than making it go away. Your dentist or oral surgeon will recommend the appropriate over-the-counter pain killer or write you a prescription.

– Go home, rest, as well as take it easy the following day. Don't workout or exert much physical effort for the next 24 hours.

– If the numbing does not go away after six hours, get in touch with the dentist or oral surgeon who administered the tooth extraction. Steroids can be administered to the nerve area which could help decrease the inflammation and expedite the recovery.

Don'ts

– Avoid the temptation to rinse the extracted area for the next 24 hours.

– Stay clear of eating and / or drinking hot food and beverages until the numbing wears off. You won't be able to feel the temperature level of food or beverages if the area is still anesthetized, and this … Read the rest

The thought of oral surgery is something that may send shivers running down your spine. But really, as long as you have asked all of your questions of your Plantation dentist and your Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon, you should be able to walk into your surgical procedure with confidence that all will be better soon.

There are a variety of reasons one may require a visit to their Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon. Wisdom tooth or some other sort of extraction is probably the most common reason why your Plantation dentist may make a referral to an oral surgeon for consultation. However, a Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon would also be needed to prepare your mouth for dental implants or an oral appliance such as dentures.

Typically, your traditional Plantation dentist can handle a tooth extraction. So why do you need to see a Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon for your wisdom teeth extraction? Here's what makes wisdom teeth a bit more complicated. It's not the tooth itself but the root. For the most part, the more normal the alignment of the wisdom tooth and the further through the gums it has been able to erupt, the simpler the extraction process will be. Subsequently, the healing process will also be easier to get through.

The anatomy of a wisdom tooth itself is another reason why extraction needs to be done by an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth are multi rooted; with lower wisdom teeth typically having two roots, and upper wisdom teeth usually having three. Every person is different, and therefore there is a large degree of variation in the way the roots of a wisdom tooth can form. Not only can each person be different; but also each tooth can be different in the way the roots have formed.

Some wisdom teeth have … Read the rest

The upper and lower third molars are also called your wisdom teeth. These teeth are located at the very back of your mouth. They are usually the last teeth to surface in the mouth. They usually appear between the ages of 17 and 24 years old.

Some people have their wisdom teeth for their entire life. However, most people today opt to have their wisdom teeth removed. Some people have their wisdom teeth taken out even before they break through the gums.

People who live with their wisdom teeth for their lifetime usually do not experience any complications. But for some people, their wisdom teeth never erupt. And this can lead to swelling, gum ulcers and pain. Once the wisdom tooth becomes impacted and it starts pressing up against another tooth, it can damage the tooth beside it or the jawbone. These two are the main reasons why people usually have to undergo oral surgery to have a wisdom tooth removed.

Having a wisdom tooth removed is not as easy or simple as undergoing a regular tooth extraction. It requires a surgery since the dentist will open up the gum tissue over the tooth and take out any bone that is covering the tooth. The dentist will then separate the tissue that connects the tooth to the bone. Then the dentist will remove the tooth. The tooth is usually cut into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove. Once the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Depending on your dentist, these stitches can dissolve over time or you will have to go back to the clinic to have them removed.

If you will be having your wisdom tooth removed sometime soon, below are some tips you should follow to properly prepare for this procedure:

Inform your dentist all Read the rest

If you have any teeth removed, you'll want to do whatever is required to expedite the recuperation process and get back to your normal life. That being said, healing following tooth extracts requires the formation of blood clots to cover the area and promote recovery. Until that process occurs, there is not a lot you can do besides wait for nature to run its course. There are a number of things you can do to help with the recuperation process as well as control the discomfort. Below are a few guidelines to observe.

Do's

– It's typical for the extracted area to feel inflated even following a few days. In most cases, simple over the counter pain killers can provide relief to the discomfort. It is advisable that these pain killers be taken immediately following the tooth extraction procedure. Do not wait for the pain to start. It is always easier to prevent discomfort from setting in than making it go away. Your dentist or oral surgeon will recommend the appropriate over-the-counter pain killer or write you a prescription.

– Go home, rest, as well as take it easy the following day. Do not workout or exert much physical effort for the next 24 hours.

– If the number does not go away after six hours, get in touch with the dentist or oral surgeon who administrated the tooth extraction. Steroids can be administered to the nerve area which could help decrease the inflammation and expedite the recovery.

Don'ts

– Avoid the temptation to rinse the extracted area for the next 24 hours.

– Stay clear of eating and / or drinking hot food and beverages until the numbing wears off. You will not be able to feel the temperature level of food or beverages if the area is still … Read the rest

The thought of oral surgery is something that may send shivers running down your spell. But really, as long as you have asked all of your questions of your Plantation dentist and your Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon, you should be able to walk into your surgical procedure with confidence that all will be better soon.

There are a variety of reasons one may require a visit to their Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon. Wisdom tooth or some other sort of extraction is probably the most common reason why your Plantation dentist may make a referral to an oral surgeon for consultation. However, a Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon would also be needed to prepare your mouth for dental implants or an oral appliance such as dentures.

Typically, your traditional Plantation dentist can handle a tooth extraction. So why do you need to see a Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon for your wisdom teeth extraction? Here's what makes wisdom teeth a bit more complicated. It's not the tooth itself but the root. For the most part, the more normal the alignment of the wisdom tooth and the further through the gums it has been able to erupt, the simpler the extraction process will be. Subsequently, the healing process will also be easier to get through.

The anatomy of a wisdom tooth itself is another reason why extractions needs to be done by an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth are multi rooted; with lower wisdom teeth typically having two roots, and upper wisdom teeth usually having three. Every person is different, and there before there is a large degree of variation in the way the roots of a wisdom tooth can form. Not only can each person be different; but also each tooth can be different in the way the roots have formed.

Some wisdom teeth … Read the rest

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