At Eagle Ridge Dental Care, wisdom tooth pain is one of our most frequent patient complaints. Wisdom tooth extraction is recommended for patients in between the ages of 17 and 25 and is a commonly performed oral surgery procedure at our clinic.
Wisdom tooth pain may include:
- Gum inflammation
- Bad breath
- Difficulty opening the mouth
- Jaw stiffness
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty biting
Some wisdom tooth symptoms are less noticeable such as in the form of decay or gum disease. These quiet symptoms can be easily detected by a dental professional through regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
During your wisdom tooth removal consult, your oral health will be examined to determine your candidacy for wisdom tooth extraction. Eagle Ridge Dental Care offers sedation dentistry for wisdom tooth removal procedures for patients with dental anxiety.
After wisdom teeth removal, you may be given a soft piece of gauze to bite down on to help control any minor bleeding. Pain medication and antibiotics will be included in our wisdom tooth removal aftercare kit where you will also find your post operative instructions.
Eagle Ridge Dental Care offers emergency wisdom tooth removal for patients in need of immediate pain relief.
Wisdom tooth removal recovery time is a few days. Patients should refrain from intense physical activity following their wisdom tooth extraction to prevent further bleeding. Propping your head on a pillow when resting or applying ice to the cheek can help to reduce swelling. Wisdom tooth removal foods include soup, pudding, and other soft foods.
Wisdom tooth removal complications may occur from smoking less than 24 hours following your oral surgery. Smoking may attract bacteria to the surgical site and will interfere with the body’s healing process. Wisdom tooth extraction complications may also result from drinking through a straw directly after the procedure as it can loosen the blood clot.
Wisdom tooth removal cost will be determined by the complexity of each case, the number of teeth being extracted, and whether additional procedures will be required to ensure your successful wisdom tooth extraction.