If you’re in your late teens or early twenties, the wisdom teeth can emerge. These teeth are at the back of the mouth and are the third set of molars. While some people never get them, others do, and many people need wisdom teeth extractions.
While some people are lucky and have no issues when their wisdom teeth erupt, most people experience impacted wisdom teeth because they have no room to come in or they are trying to come in at an angle. When this happens, the teeth need extracting.
Indications that you have impacted wisdom teeth are:
When you describe these symptoms to one of our dentists at Montebello Dental Clinic in Salmon Arm, BC, they will thoroughly exam your mouth and take x-rays to confirm their suspicions of impacted wisdom teeth. Then, if they can extract them in their office, they will prepare you for pulling them out.
However, if they are too deep into the gums, then they may recommend an oral surgeon who can operate and extract them for you. Many oral surgeons have operating facilities in their offices, or you may need to be admitted to the hospital to have them extracted.
After the wisdom teeth come out and you go home, you can treat the extraction site like you would any extraction that you may have had in the past. You’ll want to:
Wait at least an hour after surgery or drink or eat anything, then, if you’re nauseous, carefully sip on tea, cola, or ginger ale. After nausea goes away, start any prescription medications that one of our dentists at Montebello Dental Clinic in Salmon Arm prescribed for you. Using these instructions can help you feel better quickly, so you can begin to heal.