Wisdom teeth removal in Athens, AL

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What exactly are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, or third molars as we often call them, are an intriguing aspect of oral health. They're the last teeth to erupt in our mouths, typically making their grand entrance between the ages of 17 and 25. However, this can vary from person to person. Intriguingly, some people may never even experience their wisdom teeth erupting. You see, just like a surprise party, they sometimes decide to stay hidden, a phenomenon we refer to as 'impacted wisdom teeth'.

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Is wisdom tooth extraction always necessary?

When wisdom teeth come in, you'll likely experience swelling, pain, and difficulty opening your mouth. Sometimes, they cause overcrowding or come in crooked, leading to decay. We can't ignore these adverse effects. Yet, it's not always necessary to remove wisdom teeth. However, should extraction be needed, we strongly suggest seeking professional wisdom tooth extraction experts in Athens. They've got the necessary skills and experience for a smooth, pain-free process. Remember, your oral health is our priority.

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How do you take out wisdom teeth?

We first expose and extract the wisdom teeth through a small incision in the gum tissue. However, there's a risk that you could experience numbness, infection, or possible damage to nearby teeth. Moreover, complicated extractions might cause temporary or, rarely, permanent nerve damage. Still, these complications seldom occur, and we take all precautions necessary.

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Aftercare instructions

We understand it's alarming having your wisdom teeth out, and post-surgery care can seem daunting. The goal is to hinder infection. Consequently, hands should be clean before touching the mouth. Gentle rinsing with salt water encourages a clean environment. However, aggressive spitting or using straws could disrupt clot formation. If prescribed, take medicine as instructed and for any complications, a return visit is crucial. Moreover, getting adequate rest promotes healing. It's akin to gardening; tender, consistent care yields a quicker, healthier recovery.

What to eat after tooth removal surgery?

Foods to eat after having your wisdom teeth extracted

Look at soft-cooked sushi rice. It's a go-to due to its tender texture, doing your tender gums a favor. Similarly, butterscotch pudding, being smooth and easy to consume, provides a serviceable solution and a sublime sweet sensation. Among fruits and veggies, riper bananas and steamed carrots are sterling choices: soft, nutritious, and very palatable. They fortify your body, aiding recovery while minimizing mouth movement. Remember, drinking ample water can't be overemphasized.

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Wisdom teeth removal cost in Athens

The cost of wisdom teeth removal in Athens depends on a variety of factors. It generally costs less to remove wisdom teeth as a preventive measure than waiting until they cause issues. However, you must remember, prevention is always better than cure. If you're in pain, it's significant to factor in the cost of anesthesia used during surgery. We advise considering all factors, including your comfort and health.

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Emergency wisdom tooth extraction in Athens

While wisdom tooth pain might not always be classified as an emergency, it can feel pretty urgent when you're the one in discomfort. To avoid this, we suggest preventive measures like regular cleanings and check-ups to monitor the growth and positioning of your wisdom teeth. If you're in Athens and you're suspecting trouble, a walk-in to a wisdom tooth extraction clinic might be wise. Don't downplay your pain, because you're not alone and help is readily accessible.

FAQ

Why do we have wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, may have been useful for our ancestors who had larger jaws and ate tougher foods. However, with the evolution of our diet and jaw size, wisdom teeth often don't have enough space to grow properly, causing pain and complications, requiring their removal.

Is it common for wisdom teeth removal to require multiple surgeries?

Wisdom teeth removal occasionally requires multiple surgeries due to factors like impaction or complex tooth positioning. However, this is not a common occurrence and most patients typically undergo a single surgery to remove all four wisdom teeth.

How do I clean my mouth after wisdom teeth removal?

After wisdom teeth removal, gently rinse your mouth with warm saltwater (1/2 teaspoon of salt dissolved in 8 ounces of water) 24 hours after the surgery. Repeat every 2-3 hours for a week to keep the area clean. Avoid spitting forcefully, smoking, or using straws, as it may disrupt the healing process.

Can I have wisdom teeth removed if I have a medical condition like diabetes or heart disease?

It is possible to have wisdom teeth removed if you have a medical condition like diabetes or heart disease. However, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider and dentist to ensure proper treatment and precautions are taken.

Can wisdom teeth make you sick?

Yes, wisdom teeth can cause sickness. Infections, pain, and inflammation can occur if they are impacted, leading to symptoms like swollen gums, bad breath, or difficulty opening the mouth.

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