Having your wisdom teeth removed is just one of those rites of passage that many people have to go through. In order to get this procedure done at just the right stage and to have it be as minimally painful as possible, it is a good idea to have it done during the teen years.
And what better time than summer break to have your wisdom teeth removed? During summers off from school, teens who get their wisdom teeth extracted can relax, stay home and chill out without having to go about their normal responsibilities. Since most wisdom teeth appear between the ages of 17 and 25, summer break from school is an ideal time to have them removed and avoid the pain and dysfunction that wisdom teeth can cause if left alone.
How it Works: During and After
Wisdom teeth extractions are surprisingly simply procedures that do not have to involve a lot of anxiety or pain. With today’s advanced dental technology, you can have your wisdom teeth removed and go through the recovery process with the least amount of hassle and difficulty to you. You will be administered an anesthetic to numb your oral area and ensure that you feel no pain during the procedure.
While the extraction itself will likely last between one and two hours, you may need to take one or two days after the removal to recover completely, especially if you choose to take painkillers to help with any discomfort after the anesthetic wears off. It may be helpful to ice your jaw directly after the procedure, and your mouth should feel back to normal within about two weeks after the extraction.
Let Us Help You
If you have wisdom teeth in Westchester, CA, and are looking to get them taken out by a dental professional who is an expert in the field, consider the office of Dr. Glenn Sperbeck to be your go-to general dentist. Call us to schedule an appointment today at (844) 855-8824.