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Precautions You Should Be Aware Of Before Wisdom Teeth Removal

Posted on 9/25/2023 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
Precautions You Should Be Aware Of Before Wisdom Teeth RemovalBefore having your wisdom teeth extracted, there are a few things you should be aware of, and sufficient education and preparation are essential to maximizing the likelihood of a favorable experience. Continue reading to learn more about the preventative measures you may take to better prepare for your wisdom teeth extraction.

Necessary Precautions To Take Before Wisdom tooth Extraction

The wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that come towards the end of a person's life. Most individuals have two sets of teeth, one at the top and one at the bottom of their mouths. Wisdom teeth were initially developed to aid in chewing tough or fibrous foods like nuts and roots, but this function is no longer necessary. In addition, before your scheduled operation day, plan for caring for your children, dogs, and anything else that will need rapid attention. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to recover by taking time off work or school and setting up a relaxing space to rest where you will have easy access to everything you need.

Furthermore, the average time for a wisdom tooth extraction is one hour. Patients will feel no discomfort throughout the operation since they will be under anesthesia. The removal procedure will commence after the surgeon has determined the anesthesia is adequate. Before you leave the hospital, your surgeon will probably give you several prescriptions. If you have been prescribed antibiotics to avoid a painful infection, take them as directed and use pain medicine exactly as prescribed.

Finally, after tooth extraction, it would help if you allowed yourself time to relax and rejuvenate to make it through the rest of the day, so be sure to take it easy and get enough sleep.

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