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Wisdom Teeth
Fort Worth, TX

Illustration of an impacted wisdom tooth at HomeTown DentalYou must have heard about wisdom teeth, but not everyone knows what they are and why they almost always require removal.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Everyone has two sets of molars. The third and the final set are called the wisdom teeth, and not everyone has them. Most people get these in their late teens and early twenties.

You might have seen people growing a wisdom tooth in pain and think that all wisdom teeth are painful. That's not true. If the wisdom teeth are correctly aligned, they are painless and help in chewing.

However, if they are misaligned, they may damage the teeth beside them, the jawbone, or the nerves, which can cause pain. Along with this, another reason for oral pain could be a partial eruption.

It happens when only some part of the teeth break through the gums, allowing bacteria to grow in the tooth. This can cause swelling, extreme pain, and jaw stiffness. In such cases, we recommend a wisdom tooth extraction. Reach out to Dr. Monjit S. Guram and at HomeTown Dental at Alliance for a quick checkup.

If your wisdom teeth are growing and experiencing pain, you should consult us as soon as possible. We will get your dental x-rays done to see if your wisdom tooth's growth is misaligned. At the same time, you should maintain periodontal care so that your teeth and gums remain healthy.

The Process of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

The time it takes for tooth extraction depends on the difficulty level of tooth extraction. The process is usually as follows:
•  Our dentist applies anesthesia to numb your teeth and the surrounding tissue.
•  Then, if the dentist feels that you need it, they will give you a sedative to control your anxiety.
•  They will extract the tooth as the sedative's effects begin to appear.

You will experience bleeding after tooth extraction, but you can expect to return to your home normally. Usually, we prescribe pain medications.

Recovery After Tooth Extraction

The first 24 hours after tooth extraction can be challenging. Some of the things you may or will experience are:
•  Bleeding: You should place clean gauze over the gum where the wisdom tooth was and apply gentle pressure for about an hour. This will prevent constant bleeding. Also, avoid spitting, rinsing, drinking through straws, and drinking hot liquids.
•  Facial swelling: Your face may swell at the area where the wisdom tooth extraction occurred. Take an ice cube, wrap it in a cloth, and place it on the swelled area for 10-20 minutes. Repeat as necessary.
•  You should consume a liquid diet until the effects of local anesthesia have worn off and consume soft foods not to put pressure on the empty tooth socket and increase swelling.

After 24 hours, resume gentle brushing. Continue to rinse your mouth with warm salt water, especially after meals and before sleeping. Complete healing will take a few weeks, but you will begin to see the healing process in a week or two.

Schedule an Appointment With Us

Not all wisdom teeth are painful. However, most of them grow to be misaligned, which causes them to damage themselves, the adjacent teeth, or the nerves, which causes pain.
If you are experiencing pain, you should schedule an appointment with us at (682) 312-6878 as soon as possible for an expert consultation.

HomeTown Dental at Alliance in Fort Worth, Texas

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At HomeTown Dental at Alliance, we specialize in wisdom teeth extractions to prevent or alleviate these potential problems. Schedule an appointment today!
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