Wisdom teeth are one of the most frequent culprits for anyone needing a tooth extraction. This is because wisdom teeth have been left over from older humanoids who a need for the extra teeth. But because of evolution and genetics, human mouths have been developing smaller and tighter spaces, but wisdom teeth still grow! Wisdom teeth can cause complications such as affecting other teeth or becoming impacted. If your dentist recommends removing your wisdom teeth, do not freak out. While this procedure is known to cause pain and discomfort it a relatively safe and easy procedure. Most patients recover relatively quickly from these symptoms after extraction.
Swelling is a Complication of the Procedure
Because you are having teeth ripped out of your jaw, it is going to cause a little bit of swelling and a little bit of bleeding. Applying ice packs or heading packs is a great way to deal with the swelling caused by tooth extraction. Brooksville patients after surgery can expect swelling and bruising for a couple of days prior. It is recommended that you always use ice packs unless you one or both of your teeth were infected before the tooth extraction. Using a warm washcloth is an alternative to help reduce the swelling and discomfort of your mouth.
Bleeding is Another Problem with Tooth Extraction
If pain from bruising and swelling were not bad enough, people who are getting their wisdom teeth pulled run the risk of bleeding both during and after surgery. If you are an individual who happens to experience bleeding after the surgery for tooth extraction, Weeki Wachee dentist recommend that you gently bite down on a pad of gauze for at least 30 minutes. As an alternative, Dentists have also recommended that patients try the same thing but with a moist teabag. The tannic acid present in the tea contracts your bleeding blood vessels, which will help blood clots set.
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