Wisdom teeth removal (x1)
Sometimes, when wisdom teeth are still hidden within the jawbone and covered with soft tissue and bone, they can cause pain and other problems such as the movement of other teeth, cysts, suppuration, etc. Therefore it is often necessary to extract them.
Surgical removal of wisdom teeth is usually performed under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis. It is a simple and painless procedure, which takes about 10 to 20 minutes.
The tooth is removed through a small cut in the gum that is closed with stitches. Sometimes it is also necessary to remove a bone fragment.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients should avoid alcohol 48 hours before the operation and the following days. Also, if they take blood-thinning drugs, please communicate it to the surgeon to have the correct guidelines.
In some cases, the surgeon may prescribe taking antibiotics in the previous days.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
Patients typically suffer swelling and bruising in the treated area that will disappear after a few days. To reduce this swelling, they can apply cold compresses or ice on their cheek.
During the first days it is necessary to avoid smoking, to sleep with your head raised and extreme hygiene measures to prevent wound infections. In addition, we recommend taking soft diet and avoid hot foods.