Around age seven to twenty-one, most humans start the teething process all over again when their wisdom teeth erupt. This final set of molars, farthest back in your mouth, sometimes fit just fine…but are famous for causing havoc. Sometimes they will get impacted; other times there’s no space; or they cannot be cleaned properly and get infections or cavities. These are just some of the reasons why you might need your wisdom teeth extracted or pulled.
Before your friendly, Forest Lawn dentists here at Concept Dentistry pull those wisdom teeth, they’ll give you a local anaesthetic, so you can’t feel the area around where you tooth will be removed. The anaesthetic keeps you comfortable for the duration of the extraction, and when the procedure is finished, your wisdom teeth won’t bother you ever again! Keep in mind that you may need stitches to reduce bleeding and aid the healing process. If you do, our staff will carefully explain how to care for your oral hygiene while you heal.
The recovery period after a wisdom tooth extraction usually only lasts a few days. Your dentist might prescribe you painkillers. Using an ice pack on the outside of your cheek can also help to reduce swelling. You should take some time off from vigorous physical activity to prevent re-bleeding, and avoid using a straw for the first couple of days, since the suction can slow healing. Keep brushing your teeth and tongue, just do so carefully and avoid the extraction site. Your dentist will give you full instructions on how to speed your recovery.
If your teeth are out of alignment or you have pain in your wisdom teeth, you need to talk to your dentist right away! We’re proud to serve our local neighbourhoods – give us a call at 403-248-0301 today.
Suite 600, 2710 17th Ave SE
Proudly serving Calgary and the nearby communities of Southview, Radisson, Forest Lawn, Dover, Erin Woods, Penbrook Meadows, Inglewood and more.
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Tuesday9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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