One thing that most people fear is a tooth extraction. We all know the dentist is going to numb the area when they pull the teeth, and we know that they will likely provide us with something to relieve the pain after the extraction, but deep down we are all afraid to get a tooth pulled. This makes it more difficult when we have to have wisdom tooth surgery done.
Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the most common tooth extractions for adults. More than half of the population have some type of difficulties with these teeth, and because of that they have to have wisdom tooth surgery to remove the teeth.
Before having wisdom tooth surgery you can prepare for the upcoming event and this will not only make the healing process easier after the removal, but it will also keep your mind busy and stop you from becoming so afraid of the procedure.
Wisdom teeth extraction often results in the dentist having to cut the gums around the tooth in order to be able to remove the tooth. To prepare for such a thing in advance you need to make sure that for forty eight hours prior to having your tooth extracted you abstain from aspirin and ibuprofen. These are over the counter medications that are used for the control of pain, fever, and body aches, but they can cause you to bleed more freely. This could be problematic during, and immediately following a tooth extraction. If you take aspirin once a day for your heart health check with your doctor before you stop taking them.
Avoid alcohol and cigarettes
Alcohol can thin the blood and delay the healing process. It can also prevent the blood from clotting properly at the healing site. Smoking can have the same effects. Dragging on a cigarette also carries a risk that you will dislodge the blood clot which it sitting on the extraction site, meaning that it will start bleeding again. It is advisable that you avoid all alcohol and cigarettes for at least 24 after the wisdom tooth surgery.
Modify your diet
Try to stick to liquid foods or softer foods for the first day or two after your wisdom tooth surgery. Avoid hard or sharp foods like crisps and biscuits which could upset your extraction site. It is also best to avoid fizzy drinks, spicy foods or hot beverages, which could cause irritations to the site. As the skin is healing, it may also be more susceptible to burns. From the second day onwards, you should rinse your mouth with slightly salty water after each meal, so that you can clean any food from your mouth. Avoid vigorous rinsing.Dentists can buy dental equipment like ultrasonic scaler from internet.
Avoid brushing the extraction site
Gently wipe the extraction site with clean, wet gauze, rather than brushing at it with your toothbrush. Until the area has begun to heal properly, intense brushing can set the healing process back. If your mouth feels unclean, you may be able to use a mouthwash, but avoid rinsing for at least 24 hours after the wisdom teeth extraction. Avoid mouthwash which has alcohol content. After rinsing, avoid spitting forcefully, or you could dislodge the blood clot.