Wisdom teeth removal isn’t as scary as you think
Wisdom teeth removal is considered by many people to be their worst nightmare. The drilling sound, the smell, the blood, the pain, being strapped into a chair. It really could be a horror movie.
It is difficult to say why this procedure is considered above others as somehow being “extra painful”, maybe it’s because only adults need their wisdom teeth removed, so the memory is fresher than any childhood visit to the dentist.
Whatever the reason, it holds a special place in peoples’ imaginations, we’re here to tell you that having your wisdom teeth removed is nowhere near as bad as you might think, and the results from not having the procedure are in fact, much, much worse.
Having your wisdom teeth removedIt must be noted that even if you do have your wisdom teeth come through, it doesn’t necessarily mean things will go wrong. Some people have their third set of molars come through just fine without any problems, although many people opt to have them removed before they start to breach, just to be sure. If you feel yours starting to come through, your dentist will want to take x-rays to see what’s going on behind the gums. From the resulting images, a decision is made about the potential direction of your wisdom teeth, and if they’re likely to cause any trouble. If there’s plenty of room for them to grow, and it looks like they’re coming in straight, then it’s probably best to let them run their natural course. If, however, you’re already experiencing pain, or the new molars are on course to impact existing teeth, then they may have to be removed, and sooner rather than later is best.
The procedure and recovery
First of all, any horror stories you’ve heard about having your wisdom teeth removed are probably just that – stories.
At All Out Wisdom Teeth, you are fully sedated. This means, you are asleep and will not remember a thing. You come into our office, lay down in a chair, and take a nice nap. 20 minutes later you are headed home feeling happy.
This is the All Out way and it’s what we specialize in. Wisdom teeth can be difficult to remove and we have found it best if the patient is asleep.
Other dentists may use the latest anesthetic techniques, either local or general, so you won’t feel a thing. If you are concerned or suffer from anxiety then SDAI offers in chair sleep dentistry.
The type of anesthetic used for wisdom tooth removal will depend on the condition of your new teeth and how difficult your dentist thinks extraction will be.
The hardest part of having your wisdom teeth removed comes after the procedure.
Even though it is a common treatment, it is still major dental work and you should expect some pain and swelling over the next few days. If you’ve had sedation or a general anesthetic, then you’ll need someone there to take you home.
Eating might be difficult over the following days as your gums heal, so plenty of rest and lots of pain killers will be on the menu.
Let All Out Wisdom Teeth help you with your wisdom teeth
Forget all the horror stories you’ve heard about having wisdom teeth removed, the procedure is no more painful than any other.
Thirty or forty years ago wisdom tooth removal may have been a more complicated affair, but with our modern treatments, state-of-the-art 3D X-ray scanners, and effective anaesthetics, having your wisdom teeth removed is a simple as having a filling.
The procedure is quick, painless, and affordable, and with us, your personal experience and comfort are paramount.
In fact, to make sure your visit with us is as stress-free as possible, we’re offering free sedation when someone gets all their wisdom teeth removed! So now is the perfect time to take action.
Remember, the longer wisdom tooth-related pain continues, the worse it gets, so please call us at the first sign of discomfort.
Our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to help in any way they can.