Could you explain what they do when they pull your wisdom teeth out?!


Could you explain what they do when they pull your wisdom teeth out?

I have to get my Wisdom teeth pulled and I was wondering what the procedures are, do they use that numbing shot, does it hurt, tips for after it happens.

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1 month ago
Is their anyway to prevent the Wisdom teeth from being pulled

1 month ago
I think it's the bottom teeth


I had my wisdom teeth out last October. They removed all four, upper and lower.

I was placed under sedation, so I wasn't awake for the procedure. When I woke up, I had a lot of gauze in my mouth to stop the bleeding, and was given extra gauze to pack the area later.

You will be groggy for the rest of the day and more than likely won't feel your lips or jaw for a while. My wisdom teeth were pretty impacted (meaning they hadn't come in straight) so there was a lot of chiseling and removing of bone and tooth to prevent damaging the nerves that run through my lower jaw.

The next couple of days are the most uncomfortable. I ate soup and other soft foods because eating was difficult. I used icepacks for the swelling in my cheeks, but it took a week or two for the swelling to go down completely.

Rinsing your mouth after eating with warm salty water helps to dislodge anything that might have gotten into the empty sockets after they remove the internal packing (usually in a couple of days) but don't do it too often or too hard or you can wash away the blood clots that help to protect the nerves that are now exposed.

Your oral surgeon will give you plenty of advice as to what to do after your teeth come out... but it's over before you know it and you're back to your old routine pretty quickly.

Eventually the sockets where your teeth were will fill with tissue and bone, until you can't even feel the difference (aside from being short 4 teeth! :).

Good luck!

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