Dr. Kami Hoss, MS, DDS, has years of experience helping people with dental issues. And one of the more common dental problems he encounters is impacted wisdom teeth.
These final molars at the end of the jaws generally emerge when people are in their early adulthood. There are times when wisdom teeth come out in an irregular way that results in dental issues. This is why wisdom tooth extraction is quite common.
Dr. Hoss explains that because wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure, patients should get as much rest as they can. He also states that patients should prepare themselves and expect a fair amount of pain after the procedure, once the anesthesia wears off.
Speaking of anesthesia, dentists typically administer this since they’ll be cutting open the flesh to bring out the tooth and bone, and stitching up the wound afterward.
As mentioned earlier, patients should expect pain and a fair amount of bleeding to go with it. Fortunately for patients, some medicines lower the degree of pain. Mouth rinsing substances are also recommended by dentists.
Dr. Kami Hoss notes that patients should not brush their teeth for a few days post-surgery. He also suggests that as part of the preparation for the recovery process, patients buy a fair amount of liquid and soft food such as soup, fruit juices, and ice cream.
Kami Hoss, MS, DDS, is the CEO of The Super Dentists, the largest pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practice in San Diego. He is also an author, consultant, inventor, speaker, and entrepreneur. Drop by this page for more reads on dental health.