Wisdom teeth removal in Taunton, MA
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We start with an in-depth pre-operative review. From wisdom tooth extraction to recovery, your comfort is ensured with various sedation options.
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What's the definition of wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to emerge in the back of our mouths. These teeth served our ancestors well, aiding in the chewing of tough foods. However, today, many people lack sufficient space for wisdom teeth to fully erupt, causing pain or other complications. Whether we get wisdom teeth or not is determined by genetics, as some people never develop them at all.
Should you have your wisdom teeth removed?
When wisdom teeth come in, they may cause symptoms like pain, swelling, and redness in the back of the mouth. You may also experience difficulty in opening your mouth or bad breath. Impacted wisdom teeth, which don't have enough space to fully emerge, often need to be removed because they can lead to crowding of other teeth, infection, decay, and damage to nearby teeth. If you're experiencing these symptoms, it's important to schedule an appointment at Taunton Dental Office to receive the necessary treatment.
How's a wisdom tooth extracted?
Wisdom teeth are typically removed through a surgical procedure. The dentist accesses the surgical site by making an incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and surrounding bone. In some cases, a small amount of bone may need to be removed to fully access the tooth. Using specialized tools, the dentist then gently loosens the tooth and carefully extracts it from its socket. This procedure ensures the safe removal of wisdom teeth for the patient.
Wisdom tooth healing
After wisdom teeth removal, the recovery process involves taking prescribed antibiotics to prevent any potential infections. Patients are advised to rest at home, avoid physical activity and follow a soft food diet for a few days. The use of ice packs on the face can help reduce swelling and pain, while rinsing with warm saltwater aids in keeping the extraction site clean. It is crucial to follow the post-operative instructions provided by the oral surgeon for optimal healing.
What to eat post-op?
On the first day of wisdom teeth removal, it is recommended to have soft and easy-to-eat foods to avoid irritation of the surgical sites. You can consider eating foods like polenta, which is a smooth and comforting option that is easy to consume. Cooked spinach can also be a suitable choice as it is soft and requires minimal chewing. Remember to opt for cooler or lukewarm foods and liquids to avoid disturbing the surgical sites.
How much does it cost to remove wisdom teeth in Taunton?
Wisdom teeth removal in Taunton can vary in cost depending on the type of extraction needed, such as a simple extraction or impacted extraction. Additional costs may also apply for anesthesia or post-operative care. Whether dental insurance covers this procedure depends on your specific coverage and benefit plan. Our dental office can help you determine if your insurance covers wisdom teeth removal or offer affordable options for those without insurance.
Same-day wisdom tooth extraction in Taunton
Wisdom tooth pain can be an emergency if it is accompanied by severe swelling, difficulty opening the mouth or swallowing, or fevers. However, not all wisdom tooth pain indicates impaction or infection. It is crucial to seek expert care for proper evaluation and diagnosis. At our clinic in Taunton, we specialize in wisdom tooth extractions to provide efficient and effective treatments for our patients.
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