Overview of Wisdom Teeth Extraction
“Teeth of Wisdom” originated in 1600’s but over time, it was called “wisdom teeth” by 2848. It refers to the teeth that grow in late teenage years and early 20’s. However, if these teeth are causing you wisdom teeth swelling and pain that interferes with your daily activities, you might want to consider getting your wisdom teeth out.
Is the surgery for wisdom teeth extraction painful?
One of the factors that drive people away from getting their wisdom teeth out is the fear of the surgery. Most of the people believe that it’s painful. During the surgery, you have two options. You can tell your oral surgeon that you can handle the pain and they will only give you a local anesthesia. It will only numb your mouth so you can’t feel the pain while extracting the tooth.
However, if you are really afraid, then you can opt for a general anesthesia. You will be unconscious all throughout the procedure so you might want to have someone assist you on the day of the surgery.
Are there any side effects?
It is normal for you to experience inflammation and pain after the surgery. If you don’t practice good oral hygiene, you might even experience dry socket. However, there are numerous home remedies that can ease the pain. If none of the methods work, then go back to your oral surgeon and ask for a prescribed medication that can relieve you from the pain.
It is important to extract your wisdom teeth for a number of reasons. It can cause infection, it will overcrowd your mouth, and since it’s remnants from our ancestors who need it to chew on tree barks, raw meat, and nuts, wisdom teeth are not that useful anymore. Hence, if you suffer from any of these, do not hesitate to visit your doctor and talk about it.