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TOP 9 QUESTIONS ASKED ABOUT WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

June 4, 2021

What are the side effects of getting your wisdom teeth removed?

Some side effects of a wisdom tooth extraction is bleeding gums for about 24 hours, pain/swelling in gums, and difficulty opening jaw.

Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?

The actual procedure should be mostly painless as the area will be numb. However, the aftermath of the procedure may cause discomfort due to bleeding and swelling.

How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

It takes 2 weeks to fully recover from a wisdom tooth extraction. The first day post-extraction consists of bleeding gums and the rest of the recovery process primarily consists of a swollen mouth/cheeks.

How should I prepare for wisdom teeth removal?

Make sure to brush your teeth before the extraction to remove any bacteria in your mouth. Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, and caffeinated/carbonated beverages is not recommended at least a few hours before the extraction. Don’t drink from a straw for a week after the surgery and stick to soft foods.

Does removing wisdom teeth leave a hole?

A wisdom tooth extraction does leave holes where the extracted tooth used to be. As new tissue fills the hole, it will start to heal.

Does removing wisdom teeth affect eyesight?

Removing wisdom tooth should not be a concern for your eyesight. Although all nerves in the human body are connected, many professionals have proved that a wisdom tooth extraction causing blindness is extremely rare.

What should you wear for wisdom teeth?

Wear loose, breathable, and soft clothing for your wisdom tooth extraction. Uncomplicated clothing will help make your extraction as comfortable as possible.

What are the benefits of removing wisdom teeth?

Some benefits of removing wisdom teeth are: less crowding/fewer orthodontic problems, smaller risk for oral disease, prevent damage to other teeth, and prevent pain in mouth.

How do I know if my tooth extraction is healing properly?

In the first week after your extraction, your gums should begin to heal around the extraction site. In about 2 weeks after your extraction, the opening on your extraction site should be closed and your gums should start to feel less swollen and tender.

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