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MIDTOWN: 281-397-3832

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

POST-OP: WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION

Some people may have no issues or pain after they get their wisdom teeth removed;
but for others, it may take longer to heal and recover.

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Wisdom Teeth Pain

Some people may have no issues or pain after they get their wisdom teeth removed; but for others, it may take longer to heal and recover. They can be painful when they start to erupt, and on some occasions may not come out properly which will require a visit to the dentist. The teeth will have to be removed as it will not be sensible to keep them in place. After the wisdom teeth are removed, it is crucial to follow the post-op instructions very carefully to avoid any complications.

 

What are the details associated with a wisdom tooth extraction?

Whether a wisdom tooth is erupted, impacted, or partially erupted, they can cause different kinds of infections, pain, and problems. The best way to evaluate these wisdom teeth is through x-rays to see if there are active bone and gum infections around the tooth. Wisdom teeth are the hardest teeth to keep clean in the mouth which makes them most susceptible to decay. Once this takes place, further gum infections, abscesses, and further diseases that can spread to the rest of the mouth. The best treatment is to have the teeth removed to avoid any further complications or pain in the future.

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What is the post procedure extraction like?

After you have the tooth removed, there will be a gauze pad that has been placed over the wound and firm pressure is needed to keep bleeding to a minimum. This should not be removed for at least half an hour to allow the clot to form and the area to begin to heal properly. It can be taken out after that time and should not be replaced. Following specific protocols given by the dentist will help the clotting process, as the clot will start to form and facilitate healing.

Pain and discomfort afterwards is normal, and may require the use of medication, ice pack, and a soft food diet. It’s important to take it easy and not do any extensive exercising or heavy lifting following the extractions. When the swelling starts, this can be reduced and eased with the use of icepack. An icepack laid on the specific area will bring relief in a matter of minutes and aid in reducing the swelling.

Minor bleeding is normal and can be maintained by rinsing your mouth gently with warm salt water and maintaining a soft diet. If you are in a situation where more bleeding is noted, a warm tea bag can be used to settle the area. You can bite down on this and keep it in place for 20 minutes. It contains tannic acid which shrinks the vessels and alleviates bleeding. If you are following the instructions closely and still experiencing bleeding, then further medical assistance should be sought.

Recovery is going to take a couple days rather than hours, and ice will be required for a day or so to try and get rid of the swelling. Focusing on taking it easy and not pushing one’s self will be the key and the healing process.

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Is there a lot of pain with wisdom teeth extractions?

Dentists are aware of the level of pain this procedure will bring and will prescribe medication that should be strong enough to help you cope depending on how the treatment went. Often there will be side effects such as drowsiness, so driving and many types of jobs involving operative heavy machinery is not recommended for a while. Alcohol should be avoided as this will only make things worse. If there is still pain after a few weeks, it will be advisable to have the site looked at just to make sure that nothing has gone wrong.

It is also likely that antibiotics will be prescribed. It is important that the full course is taken, unless there are unpleasant side effects. If this is the case, then stop taking them and see if a different type of medication can be prescribed. Often this will be a rash and should not be mixed up with the bruising that will appear.

Liquids are fine to take shortly after surgery, and any food that is eaten should be soft and chewed on areas that are away from the extraction site. You will need to have a high calorie diet after the first couple of days, and meals should not be missed. Liquids should be consumed frequently to prevent dehydration.

Oral hygiene should not be neglected. Tooth cleaning should be handled with care using a soft bristle toothbrush while avoiding the extraction site. The mouth should be rinsed with salt water multiple times a day to aid in would healing. Nausea is often felt after anesthesia and when this occurs, avoid food and liquids for a while. Call our offices for any additional questions or concerns. URBN Dental is here for you!

Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell
19:53 20 Jun 18
Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white. They were very knowledgeable in regards to my insurance and I've had no issues. The service there is impeccable!
Nonna Beetge
Nonna Beetge
14:21 24 Apr 18
The staff is wonderful, very friendly and informative. I love how they not only take X-rays, but also photos of all your teeth and put them on the big screen. They spent as much time as I needed to go over each area and explain specifics of each tooth. I definitely have a greater understanding of what is going on in there and what I need to do. I also love their space, it has a calming vibe with all kinds of artwork on display. You almost feel like you’re not at the dentist! Thank you all so much, I look forward to seeing you all again! (Said no one to their dentist 😉 )
Allie Hackett
Allie Hackett
18:47 19 Jun 18
I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit! They provided super helpful insight about what was going on with my teeth and took care of everything I needed quickly. I will absolutely be returning! 🙂
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
14:17 10 May 18
Beautiful location and office. Very friendly and welcoming staff! I had a great time conversing with them about movies and music. Dr. Nguyen and his staff were very knowledgeable and stressed the importance of making sure the patient knew what their game plan was. The office is very high tech as well so it was super cool to know that I was getting the latest tech being use on me.
Andrea Andrea
Andrea Andrea
17:15 20 May 18
Love the location, the dentist AND the staff. Everyone there is awesome. It's rare that I leave a dentist office feeling just as good as when I arrive. I was sad I didn't get to see Snickers, but all in all I had a great experience my first time here. Glad to finally have a new "home" dentist since moving to Texas.
Joshua Parra
Joshua Parra
02:17 14 Sep 18
From start to finish great experience. Impeccably clean office, high tech tools, & friendly staff. Went to get my top teeth contoured/shaped. They did a Hollywood star job! I now, have a flawless smile. I even went back the next day for a touch-up on one tooth & they took care of it, graciously. If you want quality cosmetic dentistry inside the loop; look no further. These folks are the best in class.
Bianca Anderson
Bianca Anderson
17:05 05 Sep 18
Very friendly staff. The hygienist's were so knowledgeable and really took the time to teach you about your teeth, they gave my husband and I "homework" to improve our oral health. Love it! Angela was great, great sense of humor (made me laugh a lot) and very professional. Awesome job Nicole, very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions we had (love she was recommending eateries for hubby to take me :). Julia was great at the front counter very lively and knowledgeable as well. They all really took the time and customized everything for us. Able to get free electric toothbrushes but didn't have any in stock.
Ji H Oh
Ji H Oh
15:19 22 Sep 18
I am usually scared of going to the dentist for my annual cleaning but I was completely blown away by the amazing customer service from the staff. Julia was extremely helpful and explained my dental coverage and out of pocket costs. Angela did an exceptional job explaining to me about the importance of dental hygiene and actually taught me how to floss properly. The office was extremely clean and upscale. Dr. Bridget was very sweet and great bedside manners. She explained everything about the treatment plan in a very thorough and concise manner. I was extremely impressed by everyone on the office and I cant wait to come back for my next appointment.
Death Morgulis
Death Morgulis
16:23 12 Sep 18
Great place for all your dental needs. Very inviting and friendly staff. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do. I've been looking for a good dentist for awhile while neglecting my oral health, but now I think I've found my place. 10/10 would come back for a follow-up appointment.
Trisha Hinojosa
Trisha Hinojosa
18:30 07 Oct 18
Very friendly staff who put up with my inane sense of humor. The entire team team spoke with me 1:1, including:Dental assistants, hygienist, dentist, and insurance admin (explained everything to me in detail including how my insurance works).They explained my x-rays to me, the effects of flossing correctly / incorrectly. I feel like they gave me the education I didn't get as a child on how to care for my mouth, and why it's important. I was doing good stuff for my oral health-- just not correctly or with a positive attitude.GREAT aftercare package.
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Very knowledgeable and informative, explaining all your x-ray and imagery and in creating a course of treatment. The staff is friendly and definitely concerned with their patients. Comfortable environment.

I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit!

Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white.

They were very prompt and professional. I felt very comfortable in the visit. They have good exam specials without any hidden fees. I have found me a permanent dentist office. Thanks URBN staff.

URBN Dental provided great service and they were all so nice. They did a great job communicating with me and i would recommend to all.

I had a root canal and a crown done here, the entire process took about an hour. Will be back in 2 weeks for my final crown! Great doctor, great staff.