Wisdom teeth removal is the process of removing the last set of molars in your child’s mouth. Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to come in, usually between ages 17 to 21
Because they are the last to arrive, they often come in crooked or don’t have enough room to fully push through the gum. Keep reading to learn what to expect before, during, and after your child’s wisdom tooth surgery.
When your child has impacted wisdom teeth, he or she will likely experience pain in the area around the teeth. Your teenager may also have significant swelling on the face or jaw.
In the case of an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. In a non-emergency, if your child is experiencing any pain, call Kool Smiles to discuss the issue with one of our dentists and determine if the wisdom teeth need to be removed.
There are several steps to getting wisdom teeth removed, including:
Dry socket is a complication that occurs frequently after wisdom teeth removal procedures. The hole left behind when a tooth is pulled is called a socket. A blood clot naturally forms in the socket to cover the exposed nerves and bone.
If that clot doesn’t stay in place or does not form properly, a dry socket can occur.
At Kool Smiles, we’re happy to explain the wisdom teeth removal procedure and answer any questions you might have.
If your child is experiencing facial swelling, difficulty swallowing, or a fever, give us a call and make your appointment today.
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