Wisdom teeth removal in South Bend, IN

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Couldn’t believe how smooth my wisdom teeth extraction went. This team knows what they’re doing. Will definitely be back for any future dental needs.

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what are wisdom teeth

What's the definition of wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the final teeth to emerge, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. It's in the genes whether you'll develop wisdom teeth or not. You've got your parents to thank, or blame, for this dental inheritance. Interestingly, some people might never grow these extra grinders. You're part of those lucky ones, aren't you? However, if they do appear, it's a natural part of our evolution and growth process.

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When is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

When wisdom teeth come in, you may experience symptoms of pain, discomfort, swelling, difficulty opening your mouth, and sometimes, an infection. However, not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. We'd suggest a gentle wisdom tooth extraction in South Bend if you're suffering from persistent pain, overcrowding or impacted wisdom teeth. On the other hand, if they're growing in properly and aren't causing any issues, they've no need to be extracted.

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How's a wisdom tooth extracted?

Wisdom teeth removal is a procedure we perform with precision and care. Firstly, we make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone. Sometimes, it's necessary to remove a part of the bone that encases the tooth. We then extract the wisdom tooth. Post removal, we may use sutures to close the wound and encourage healing. However, sutures aren't always needed, it depends on the size of the wound and your body's healing capacity.

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Wisdom tooth healing

After undergoing a wisdom teeth surgery, you may experience bleeding, but don't worry, it's completely normal. We suggest you gently bite down on a gauze pad to control it. Keep your mouth clean with saltwater rinses, but avoid rigorous mouth rinsing as it could dislodge the blood clot that forms in the healing process. You may experience some discomfort or swelling, so apply the ice pack provided to soothe the area. Remember, every person's recovery journey is different.

What to eat after tooth removal surgery?

Soft foods to eat after wisdom teeth removal

After wisdom teeth extraction, opt for foods that are soft like a tofu salad or a slice of coconut cream pie. Both can soothe your mouth and are easy to eat. However, it's best to avoid caffeinated beverages such as coffee and tea initially. They may increase your heart rate, triggering bleeding. Once you're healing nicely, you can introduce them back carefully.

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How much does it cost to remove wisdom teeth in South Bend?

We understand that you're curious about the cost of wisdom teeth removal per tooth in South Bend. It's definitely not a one size fits all expense and can depend on many factors. However, if you're concerned with the cost, don't worry. There are options available to assist you. Several programs in our community can provide financial assistance for those in need. Remember, we're all on the journey to dental health together, and help is out there for you.

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Emergency wisdom tooth extraction in South Bend

Wisdom tooth pain isn't typically an emergency, yet, we offer 24/7 service for such discomfort that refuses to wait patiently. However you're feeling, rest assured, it's not always agonizing - wisdom teeth can grow in without causing a wink of pain. South Bend residents, you're in luck. We have top-notch oral surgeons for wisdom teeth removal right here just an easy drive away. Breathe easy - we've got your back (and your mouth).

FAQ

How many wisdom teeth do we have?

Most people have four wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. However, it is common for some individuals to not develop all four or any at all.

What is the difference between local anesthesia and general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Local anesthesia is injected near the affected area to numb it, allowing patients to stay awake during wisdom teeth removal. General anesthesia, on the other hand, involves medication that puts patients into a deep sleep, often used for complex or multiple extractions.

Is it normal to have a metallic taste in my mouth after the wisdom teeth surgery?

Yes, it is normal to experience a metallic taste in your mouth after wisdom teeth surgery. This occurs due to the surgical procedure and the anesthesia used. It should resolve on its own within a few days.

How long should I avoid alcoholic beverages after wisdom teeth removal?

After wisdom teeth removal, it is advised to avoid alcoholic beverages for at least 24 to 48 hours. Alcohol can prolong bleeding and hinder the healing process. It is best to follow your dentist's recommendations to ensure a smooth recovery.

Can wisdom teeth removal cause numbness in the face?

Yes, numbness in the face can be a possible side effect of wisdom teeth removal. This can occur due to nerve damage during the surgery, but it is usually temporary and resolves on its own over time.

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