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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars located at the back of the mouth. While they can be valuable when healthy and properly aligned, wisdom teeth often require extraction due to various issues. Langley Dental Group in Langley,offers wisdom teeth extractions to address these common problems.

Wisdom teeth may need to be extracted for several reasons:

Impaction: Most commonly, wisdom teeth become impacted, meaning they don’t have enough room to emerge properly. This can lead to infection, pain or cause damage to nearby teeth.
Misalignment: Wisdom teeth can emerge at awkward angles, causing misalignment issues affecting your bite and oral health.
Infection: Impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can create pockets of infection, leading to discomfort and swelling.
Crowding: Wisdom teeth can crowd and shift nearby teeth, potentially undoing orthodontic work.

Preparing for a Wisdom Teeth Extraction Surgery

Preparing for a wisdom teeth extraction is essential to ensure a smooth procedure and recovery:

Consultation: Schedule a consultation with your local dentists to assess the condition of your molars and discuss the extraction process.
Anesthesia: You’ll discuss anesthesia options with your dentist. Most wisdom teeth removal are performed under local anesthesia, but other forms of sedation may be available.
Pre-Operative Instructions: Follow any pre-operative instructions provided by your dentist, which may include fasting before the surgery.
Arrangements: Arrange for a drive to your home after the surgery, as you may be drowsy or unable to drive due to the anesthesia.
Recovery Area: Prepare a comfortable recovery area at home with soft foods, cold packs, and any prescribed medications

What to Expect During and After the Surgery?

During the wisdom teeth extraction:

You will get anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free during the procedure.
Your local dentists will cut your gum tissue to access the tooth and may need to remove some bone surrounding it.
The tooth will be divided into sections for easier removal, and any remaining debris will be cleaned from the site.
Stitches may be used to close the incision if necessary.
After the surgery:

You may experience swelling, bruising, or discomfort, that can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your Langley Dentists and cold compresses.
Follow post-operative instructions carefully, including dietary restrictions and oral hygiene guidelines.
Rest and avoid strenuous activities to facilitate healing.
Attend any follow-up appointments scheduled by your dentist to monitor your recovery

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