Common questions and answers about Siglap wisdom tooth extraction
Typically, our Siglap wisdom tooth Extraction experts tell us these teeth make their first appearance after you become a teenager but before your 25th birthday. Research also tells us that almost everybody has at least one impacted wisdom tooth.
When it comes to this extra set of molars, we are all in the same boat together. That said, there are a few things you should know about removing them and what you can expect. Here are a few common questions and answers.
Q: What’s the best age to have them out? A: As we’ve just stated, wisdom teeth generally come in around your teenage years. During that time the roots are completely developed so extraction is easier. The longer you wait, the more involved any extraction will be.
For example, if you wait until you’re in your 40s, you run the risk of nerve damage.
Q: What’s best—full or partial sedation? ABasically, it comes down to whether you want to be awake or asleep during the operation. If you choose a full anesthesia, you’ll want to fast for at least six hours before the procedure. With the partial sedation route, you’ll be awake through the whole process. You might feel a little pressure when the dentist removes the wisdom teeth.
Q: Will there be discomfort after? A: Our Siglap wisdom tooth extraction team tells all of our patients that a little discomfort after the surgery is common. Our doctors will be able to prescribe the right kind of medication afterwards to lessen any kind of pain. In the end, the amount of discomfort varies and depends on the individual.
Q: How much bleeding will there be? A: After the procedure is over, you can expect some bleeding for several days afterwards. You can bite down on some gauze or a moist teabag.
Q: What can I eat? A: You’ll need to take it easy on ribs and corn on the cob for a few days. Softer foods are the way to go and we recommend smoothies and pudding.
Finally, it’s a good idea to stay away from the gym for several days after you’ve had your wisdom teeth out. We also like our patients to stay away from heavy lifting for up to one week after they’ve have the operation.
If you’re interested in learning more, why not get in touch with our Siglap wisdom tooth extraction services today?