Wisdom Teeth Removal & Tooth Pain

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Holistic Dental  offer pain free treatment. Sleep dentistry, may be an appropriate alternative for patients who are nervous or apprehensive about this treatment. Feeling almost no pain at all, you will be relaxed and at ease throughout the procedure.

The process of wisdom teeth extraction is very simple. Other cases require drilling to totally remove teeth.

If the tooth is impacted, the dentist will cut away gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth and then, using forceps, grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments that hold it in place. Sometimes, a tooth that is difficult to remove must be taken out in pieces.

Once the tooth has been extracted, a blood clot usually forms in the socket. The dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket and get you to bite down on it to help stop the bleeding. Sometimes the dentist will place a few stitches — usually self-dissolving — to close the gum edges over the extraction site.

Sometimes, the blood clot in the socket breaks loose, exposing the socket – causing a painful condition called dry socket. If this happens, your dentist will probably place a special dressing over the socket for a few days to protect it as a new clot forms.

Managing Post Operational Wisdom Tooth Pain
  • Pain begins when anesthesia loses the effect. Common post operation effects are  pain, swelling of the face and jaw stiffness of the affected portion. It becomes critical for a patient to understand particular facts after surgery to expect management.
  • Bleeding for 24 hours is not unusual following teeth extraction. Reduce and control bleeding by placing gauze in your mouth over incisions. A moistened teabag is also an option to think about. If bleeding is persistent, apply ice chips that’ll help in homeostasis (blood clotting).
  • Facial swelling is normal right after the process; place an ice pack on the side that is affected. Brushing -bristled toothbrush and avoiding the incision site to avoid injury ought to be considered. Another thing which should be prevented is sucking, intake and spitting of warm drinks.
  • Maintain liquid diet and prevent jumping or missing anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics to achieve complete healing. Conservative techniques could be utilized to take care of post pain. Peppermint application on affected gum for 15-20 minutes supplies relief. Then massage gingiva region to improve blood flow.