If you are not one of the lucky few who was born without wisdom teeth, chances are you’ll need to have them removed. Most people are not eager to take time out of their busy schedules to recover from a wisdom tooth extraction, but, in most cases, if wisdom teeth are not removed they can lead to more serious issues.
While you might feel nervous about the wisdom tooth removal process, take solace in the fact that, with the right dentist, this process is nothing to worry about. Here’s what you should expect when having your wisdom teeth removal in Wrigleyville at Northalsted Dental Spa.
Why You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Out
The most common question we hear is: Why can’t I keep all my teeth? While there are different theories, the fact is that there is typically not enough room for wisdom teeth in the mouth. These “third molars” come in after all your other teeth are grown and are usually forced to come into the mouth at an angle. This puts pressure on your second molars and can cause a variety of oral health problems.
After the Procedure
Your full recovery after wisdom tooth removal will take about 1-2 weeks. After the surgery, it is important to keep your head elevated and rest. You need to give the wound time to heal. Make sure not to drink out of a straw or gulp water rapidly to avoid developing a dry socket. You’ll also want to avoid spitting for a few days. These steps are in an effort to avoid dislodging the blood clots formed over the spots where your teeth were removed.
Wisdom Tooth Removal in Wrigleyville
For your Wisdom Tooth Removal in Wrigleyville, look no further than the professionals at Northalsted Dental Spa. Call today at 773-296-0325