Wisdom Teeth Removal
in Schererville, Indiana
At K Dental Care, we perform advanced oral surgery, including wisdom teeth removal. We take a conservative approach to dentistry and only remove teeth when it’s absolutely necessary. However, when it comes to tooth removal, wisdom teeth are the most common set of teeth that need to be taken out in order to preserve patients’ oral health. If your wisdom teeth are causing you any pain or discomfort, please contact us to schedule your consultation right away!
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What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back of your mouth on your upper and lower arch of teeth. Most people have four wisdom teeth, but this can vary from person to person. While some people’s wisdom teeth come in without causing any issues, it’s not uncommon for wisdom teeth to wreak havoc on patients’ oral health. They can instigate a wide scope of dental problems and even damage existing teeth. If your wisdom teeth haven’t erupted yet, we can use X-ray imaging to assess whether or not your wisdom teeth should be removed based on their positioning under the gums and many other factors.
Reasons You May Need Your
Wisdom Teeth Removed
- Crowding Other Teeth
- Erupting at Angle
- Small Jaw
Gentle Wisdom Teeth Removal
While wisdom teeth removal may sound intimidating, it’s actually nothing to fear! We thoroughly numb the areas around your wisdom teeth so the most you will feel is slight pressure. We also offer nitrous oxide to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Dr. Kou has extensive experience in removing wisdom teeth and works with a gentle touch every step of the way!
Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare
We recommend sticking to soft foods that aren’t extremely hot or cold. Soft foods are the easiest to eat while you heal and they won’t harm or irritate the healing gums. When it comes to drinking liquids, don’t use straws. Straws can dislocate the surgical site’s blood clot and cause a painful dry socket.
It’s normal to feel some slight discomfort while your mouth heals after wisdom teeth removal. If necessary, Dr. Kou will write a prescription for pain medication that you can fill after your surgery. Or, he may recommend using over-the-counter pain medications to manage any discomfort. It varies from patient to patient.
The recovery length varies based on each patient’s unique case. On average, you can expect your recovery time to be anywhere from two weeks to a month for the surgical sites to completely heal. The closer you follow your aftercare instructions, the more likely you are to have a faster, smoother recovery.
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