As an adult, chances are you will have to have your wisdom teeth extracted at some point. Whether the tooth has become impacted (grown in on an angle) and is causing you pain, or you’ve developed an infection (like pericoronitis), the bottom line is that the troublesome tooth will have to go. Depending on the situation, it may be a case of pulling just one, or all of them. If you live in Calgary and your wisdom teeth are bothering you, it’s time to call Perspective Dental Centre for a closer look.
How It Is Done
We will provide you with a local anesthetic to numb the area in question. The gum tissue is cut and the wisdom tooth is gripped and wiggled until it becomes loose. In some situations, a stubborn tooth may need to be broken first before it can be successfully removed. Sutures may or may not be required to close the area. Depending on the number of teeth removed, and the anesthetic provided, it is advisable to have someone available to drive you home after the procedure.
Upon removal of the tooth, gauze will be applied to deal with the bleeding. Eventually, this gauze will require changing. Once at home, it is recommended that you rest with your head up. If bleeding continues for more than 24 hours, we advise getting in touch with us.
Avoid smoking or using straws as these activities can loosen stitches and slow blood clotting. You should also restrict yourself to softer foods that require minimal chewing for at least a day or so.