Tips from your Acworth area dental office for successful wisdom tooth extraction
At some point in almost every person's life, third molars grow in. These teeth may come in fine. Other times they get stuck below the gum tissue, or beneath existing teeth. In any case, wisdom teeth are usually best removed. At Thirty-Two Dental, our doctors are proficient in wisdom tooth extraction, and ensure your safety and comfort throughout treatment. In our good hands, this procedure is nothing to feel anxious about. We adequately prepare you beforehand, and closely monitor your condition throughout treatment and recovery.
There are several steps our patients from Acworth and surrounding areas can take to reduce stress surrounding wisdom tooth extraction. Preparation promotes anxiety-free treatment and recovery.
Scheduling is an important aspect – you will want to give yourself several days to recover. You may wish to schedule your procedure near the weekend, giving you two free days to stay home and relax. Minimize plans for the week surrounding treatment, freeing your mind to focus on healing.
Wisdom teeth are normally extracted under some form of anesthesia. The type of sedation used will remain in your system for several hours. You will likely need to arrange a reliable form of transportation to and from your appointment. It is ideal to have a friend or family member remain with you for the first few days of your recovery. During this time, you may be taking prescribed pain medications that leave you feeling groggy. Having extra help to prepare easy meals and administer medication is beneficial.
Recovery is facilitated with early preparation of foods you find comforting, healthy, and appropriate. Your recovery diet should consist of soft foods that do not require chewing. Make a pre-treatment trip to the grocery store for ice cream or yogurt, soup, ingredients for fruit smoothies, milk, and Jell-o. Stocking the pantry and fridge with a variety of foods will keep you from getting bored with only a few choices.
The day before your procedure, take necessary steps to create your own recovery center at home. Determine a comfortable place where you will rest well. Add soft pillows, magazines or books, music, and movies to your designated area, and be sure to place medications where they are easily accessible.
Wisdom teeth removal need not be a stressful event. We have the experience and skill to see you through the process.
Contact us today for your appointment at Thirty-Two Dental.