At SmilePerfectors we care about your oral health. While wisdom teeth, located in the back of the mouth, are valuable assets to have, in certain cases they can cause several oral conditions. These may include misalignment, impacting of the gums, and painful crowding. In order to prevent these conditions, it becomes necessary to remove wisdom teeth.
Your local family dentists at SmilePerfectors can provide expert wisdom tooth extraction in Tysons Corner and many of other locations. We will advise wisdom tooth extraction only in absolute necessary cases. As always, our goal is to ensure your smile stays healthy and pain-free.
Prior to the extraction, your SmilePerfectors oral surgeon will explain the procedure in detail. In short, the wisdom tooth extraction procedure involves applying a local anesthetic around the area of the tooth being extracted, and if necessary, followed by a general anesthetic. Surrounding gum tissue is precisely trimmed, allowing for a smooth extraction. Once extracted, the surgeon will stitch the gum to cover the area in question and allow the natural healing process to begin. Patients will be provided with gauze pads, special instructions for rinsing, any necessary prescriptions and other information to reduce the risk of infection.
When it comes to wisdom teeth extraction in Tysons Corner and other locations, we at SmilePerfectors ensure that the entire procedure is done with great care and with minimum discomfort.
Tips to Manage Pain After Wisdom Teeth Extractions
After wisdom tooth extraction, some pain and discomfort can be expected. With the below tips, however, you can reduce the pain, discomfort or swelling, and at the same time, ensure speedy recovery:
- Apply ice packs on your face to reduce the swelling
- Apply moist heat (steamed towels or moist heating packs) on your face to address a sore jaw
- Eat soft foods, like rice or pasta
- Drink lots of fluids, but avoid using a straw
- Continue brushing and flossing your teeth normally, but avoid the extraction site
- Do not rinse your mouth too vigorously
- Avoid smoking as it can slow down your healing
- Take our prescribed medications to ease your pain or swelling
If you still experience pain or swelling, contact our dentists. We will examine your wisdom tooth extraction site and address to it appropriately to reduce the discomfort.
To experience safe and comfortable wisdom teeth extractions in Tysons Corner and other locations, visit SmilePerfectors today.