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Getting your wisdom teeth removed

As with most kinds of surgeries, the kinds of reactions that different people can have to the process of getting their wisdom teeth removed can be massively different. When I got mines taken out I was out of it for a week, missing a few days of school just sitting there drooling on myself for a tragically long time. Some people though when they get their wisdom teeth removed, are able to go back to school or work the next day with no problems what so ever. dental implantWhen you go to get your wisdom teeth removed, it might be done either at your normal desists office or at an oral surgeon like Peakoms Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant Center. Where you have the procedure done is not that big of a deal and is mostly dependent on if you are getting all of your wisdom teeth removed at the same time or not and how likely they think you are to face complications of any kind. Both places should be well equipped though to handle the pretty minor surgery. Before you go in to get your wisdom teeth removed, the dentist or oral surgeon first has to make sure that there are no infections in your mouth. If you have even a little infection around your teeth or gums, the new abscess where the wisdom tooth was taken can be a rich breeding ground for further infection spreading so it is important to make sure that your mouth is healthy and ready for the procedure. Once your mouth has been checked for infections and you have been given the go-ahead, the dentist or the oral surgeon will give you a small shot of local anesthetic in order to numb the area around where the tooth will be extracted. For most people the shot is the worst part of the procedure because it is the only part they are really awake and aware of. Once the anesthetic is in, you generally won’t feel anything and will be sleeping for the rest of the procedure. After the wisdom teeth are removed, the dentist or oral surgeon might have to give you some stitches in order to close up the gap. Over the next few weeks you are going to have to make sure that the wounds heal up without getting infected or facing any other kinds of problems. Now most of the thread that dentists and oral surgeons use will dissolve on its own but if your stitches are not that kind, your dentist or oral surgeon will tell you when you will need to come back in to have them removed. As long as you don’t notice any kinds of problems, you shouldn’t have to worry about anything else. Hopefully you heal well after getting your wisdom teeth taken out and you can be back on your feet and ready to go without much down time. If you do end up needing a few days to recover, embrace it and enjoy the time off where you can relax a little bit more.