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Most people lack sufficient space in the back of their mouth for their wisdom teeth to fully emerge from the gums without complications. This often calls for the teeth to be extracted before they can cause harm to the roots of the healthy rear molars.
Even if one or two wisdom teeth do manage to erupt from your gums they will need to be brushed and flossed like your other teeth. Since they are hard to reach it leaves emergent wisdom teeth increasingly prone to problems with gum disease and tooth decay. As time goes on the roots of your wisdom teeth can gradually start to bond with the underlying bone tissues.
Once this happens Dr. Mo Banki might need to surgically extract the wisdom teeth. This can usually be done in a single outpatient appointment where you’ll need to be fully sedated. Afterward, you will need to have someone drive you home while the sedative effect gradually dissipates.
Dr. Mo Banki will provide you with any necessary prescriptions for pain management and anti-inflammatory medications.
You will need to eat a diet of soft foods while your gums are healing. It’s also best to avoid drinking through a straw as the suction could potentially pull a blood clot loose from an incision site.
The incisions might bleed a little for a few days after the extraction. You can help control the bleeding by lightly biting down on some sterile gauze. Then you can clear your mouth with a gentle rinse of lukewarm salt water.
If you live in the Warwick, Rhode Island, area and you are having problems with your wisdom teeth, you should call 401-739-5500 to set up a consultation at MSL Surgery.