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Wisdom Teeth Survival Guide

There is no nicer way of putting it - wisdom teeth are a pain in the royal proverbial! They bring physical suffering to the mouth, impact the surrounding teeth contributing to crowding and can cause facial swelling too.

So we’ve compiled a survival guide to help you get through your wisdom teeth nightmare!

See an Oral Surgeon or Dental Surgeon Pronto

Unfortunately there is no way around it – you will need to have an oral surgeon or a dental surgeon to take a look at your wisdom teeth and give you professional advice on whether you should get them removed. It is a difficult pill to swallow if the recommendation is teeth removal but given the grave consequences when the wisdom teeth are allowed to continue along its journey, it’s encouraged that you follow the surgeon’s advice!

Before the Big Day

You will be required to avoid eating, drinking and smoking after midnight on the night before the oral surgery. Organise reliable transport to and from your oral surgeon’s office bearing in mind that you may not be able to drive due to the anaesthetic used. Although they will take great care to avoid ruining your outfit, it’s recommended you wear comfortable casual clothing and forgo wearing jewellery.

The Removal Procedure

The procedure is often done at your  surgeon’s clinic under local anaesthetic or in the hospital under general anaestethic and should take no longer than 1 hour. Once the teeth are removed you may require stitches which dissolve over time. Other times the stitches may require proper removal by your surgeon but they will advise you if this is required. Although a nerve wracking experience, wisdom teeth removal is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures around the world.

Tips on a Speedy Recovery

The dental surgeon will often provide you with a list of post-operative instructions that you can follow to help speed up recovery. After the procedure, you can expect the recovery period to last only a few days and no longer than ten days. For rapid recovery, follow these tips:

  • Eat soft foods – your dentist can provide a list of suitable food
  • Rest up – you should allow yourself to rest for at least two days
  • Brush and floss gently – avoiding the areas of your mouth aggravate the pain
  • Pain medication – dentist can prescribe these and you can take these if required
  • Avoid tobacco – refrain from smoking until you have fully healeSo if you are seeking professional and affordable oral surgery in Sydney or Melbourne to help you with your wisdom teeth removal head to the highly qualified dental surgeons at The Wisdom Teeth Professionals. Book your consultation today by calling 1 800 WISDOM or book online now.
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