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Wisdom teeth are the last molars on each side of the upper and lower jaws. They are the final teeth to emerge in, and they appear when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth that partially emerge or come in crooked lead to painful crowding and other dental diseases.

The wisdom teeth removal cost in Sydney is economical, and a common procedure. Many people have the surgery as teenagers or young adults. But, it is still a major dental procedure that requires a decent amount of recovery time. Therefore, before you remove your wisdom teeth, here are five things you should know before.

Bring your family member or friend:

Since wisdom teeth removal procedure is carried out by administering anaesthesia, you must bring someone with you to the dentist’s office. It is not just for moral support but also medicated during the procedure as well. Before the procedure, ask the dentist about your sedation options and their costs because the price of sedation influence the wisdom teeth removal cost in Sydney.

You will receive local anaesthesia to numb the surgical site. Depending on the number of teeth you have to remove, or your tooth is impacted in such a way that makes the procedure complex you may receive general anaesthesia which will cause you to sleep through the surgery. Though everyone reacts to the sedation differently, you will not feel right away, and you can’t drive yourself to home. The effect of the medication will wear off in a few hours after the procedure.

Keep your head elevated:

Swelling and bleeding are natural after wisdom teeth removal in Sydney. So you need not panic if you are bleeding and your cheeks are swollen. After 24 hours, the swelling gets subsided. You can keep ice packs on your cheeks and keep your head raised. The elevated position will pull any fluids away from your head and reduce the swelling.

Rest well:

You will take pain medications and antibiotics after the surgery. As you are taking heavy drugs, you must rest well and get plenty of sleep to help the healing process.  

Stick to soft foods:

Blood clot plays a vital role in the healing process after the tooth extraction. So it is essential not to aggravate the treated area so it can properly heal, avoid infection and dislodge the blood clot. Stick to soft foods like applesauce and lukewarm soups. If you do not have, make sure to stock with the right foods.

Avoid smoking:

Smoking is not good for health. Moreover, after cheap wisdom teeth removal Sydney, the sucking motion caused due to smoking can dislodge the blood clot and leads to a dry socket. So, if you have the habit of smoking why not stop them until the surgical site heals completely.

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