Just the phrase "wisdom teeth removal" is enough to make your mouth hurt, but do you actually know what to expect during and after the procedure? Taking the time to learn more about it can reduce anxiety and help you better prepare for recovery.
Regardless of whether you're getting some or all of your wisdom teeth removed, the information below will give you an inside look into what you can expect from the extraction procedure and healing process.
Depending on how many teeth you're having extracted as well as your comfort level with the procedure, there are different types of anesthesia the oral surgeon might administer:
The extraction procedure itself involves several steps. The oral surgeon will:
The recovery process is different for every individual and will also vary depending on the type of anesthesia used. Those who receive sedation or general anesthesia will need more time to recover than those who receive local anesthesia.
Following these recommendations can promote healing after the procedure:
For many, wisdom teeth extraction is frightening and the recovery process can be just as anxiety inducing. However, by taking the time to understand what happens during and after the procedure, you can ease your concerns and learn how to properly care for yourself and heal as quickly as possible.
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