Plan well for stress-free wisdom tooth extraction in Fremont
- Kevin W.
Third molars, most well-known as wisdom teeth, are a natural occurrence in the life of almost every young adult. Between the ages of 15 and twenty-something, wisdom teeth begin to make their way from beneath the gums. The problem with wisdom teeth is that there is often insufficient room in the jaw for proper growth. For this and other reasons, your dentist may recommend wisdom tooth extraction.
At Center for Implant Dentistry, Prestige Dental Group in Fremont, CA, skilled dental professionals with years of experience handle tooth extraction with a great deal of precision. The health and wellbeing of our patients is important to us. Each individual can feel confident that his or her extraction procedure can be not only efficient but comfortable. Patients are prepared for treatment well in advance, so they know what to expect. Throughout the extraction procedure, patients are monitored closely, and, after treatment, we follow up with their recovery.
For many people, facing wisdom tooth extraction can be somewhat concerning. We understand the anxiety that may surround such a procedure, and offer tips for a stress-free experience.
One of the important aspects of wisdom tooth extraction is scheduling. Though some people feel well enough to resume their normal daily schedules within a day or two of treatment, most will need several days to fully recover. Scheduling wisdom tooth extraction before the weekend can allow a few extra days to rest without anxiety over missed work or school.
Typically, anesthesia is used to comfortably sedate patients undergoing wisdom tooth extraction. Most often, the effects of sedative medication will linger for several hours. For this reason, patients need to arrange for transportation to and from their office visit. It is also greatly beneficial to have a friend or family member present for the first few days after the extraction procedure, as pain relieving medication taken during this time may cause grogginess.
An obvious concern after wisdom tooth extraction is what to eat. Care needs to be taken during recovery to keep blood clots intact within the empty sockets. Soreness can also pose an issue for eating denser foods. Most people stock up on soft, easy-to-eat provisions before their extraction procedure. Foods such as shakes, gelatin, soup, and yogurt provide nutrition without requiring chewing.
Having your wisdom teeth removed really doesn’t need to be a stressful occurrence. Our skill and experience with extractions facilitates an efficient, predictable procedure.
For more information on our practice or services, or to schedule your visit, contact us at (510) 574-0496.