For some people, there might be a constant pain in the wisdom tooth, while for some, it may arise while chewing food or drinking beverages or if anything is touched at the same point. It is very well suggested to get the wisdom tooth extracted even before it causes a severe problem.
The complications that can arise are as follows:
Whenever a wisdom tooth doesn’t get proper space and alignment for it to grow or even come out of the gums, it gets impacted and causes severe pain to the rest of the teeth as well. This can cause the angle of the tooth growth to change causing massive problems to the rest of the teeth socket eventually giving discomfort. A wisdom tooth may also become partially impacted, where you are able to see the crown of the tooth emerging through the gum line.
Chronic gum infections can be caused due to partially impacted wisdom teeth due to the trapped food particles around the emerging crown which further causes accelerated tooth decay of the crown and nearby teeth.
This is what causes heavy complications and leads to tooth extraction.
The Extraction Procedure:
When the wisdom tooth complicates the issue, either a dental surgeon or a dentist removes the pain-causing wisdom tooth by giving local anaesthesia to the patient to numb the area. With pressure applied on the rest of the teeth, the wisdom tooth is then extracted out of the teeth socket. It so happens that the affected tooth may break down into pieces while extraction and would also cause minor cuts to the gums as well.
How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth removal?
The wisdom teeth removal recovery generally takes 2-3 days time to completely heal. Although pretty much superficial healing is done within a day. But the pain may last for a week or two.
The Healing Process:
The process of healing is as mentioned below:
Generally, blood clots are seen within 24 hours of extraction thus providing a protective layer over the exposed bone and nerve endings, as well as a foundation for new soft tissue to develop.
- Decrease in swelling in the mouth and cheeks – in the 2-3 days
- Stitches (if any) will be removed 10-14 days
- Bruising would fade in 2 weeks
- Discomfort and pain may relieve in 2-7 days
Home Care Tips:
In the meantime, there are several over-the-counter medical treatments and natural home remedies available.
- Numbing gel – Application of the gel to the affected area
- Ibuprofen – Tablet dosage to kill the pain
- Ice Pack – To be applied externally on the cheeks
- Salt Water Rinse – This would kill the bacterias
- Cloves – The cloves extracted juice in the mouth will act as a pain killer
- Onions – Again the juice will act as pain relief
Hope this article has given you adequate information about the impacted wisdom tooth, kits removal and remedies. You can anytime contact Rouse Hill Smiles Dental Care for more information on the same or wisdom tooth removal price at the lowest.