What Happens After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

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A wisdom tooth extraction can be challenging for anyone to bear, but it is often necessary for one’s dental health. Sometimes the pain that comes from a wisdom tooth pressing along the rest of your healthy teeth may become too great to bear. You’ll require extraction to remove an impacted tooth from your gums.

Dr. Rachel Moon and the rest of the team at Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA can help you with your wisdom tooth extraction. We can complete a scan of the tooth and find a solution for how to remove it from the gumline.

How long is the recovery time after a wisdom tooth extraction?

You might be curious about how long it will take to recover from the extraction process. While the effort is simple and can work in a day, the timeframe for how you’ll recover will last a few weeks.

Expect to spend about two weeks in recovery time after a wisdom tooth extraction. The recovery time would be longer if the procedure were more intensive. Such examples include cases where the tooth has not erupted from the gumline, or the tooth isn’t as well aligned with the rest of the teeth as necessary.

Here’s what to expect after your procedure

You’ll notice a few things surrounding the recovery process:

  1. The mouth and cheeks will start to swell for a few days after the procedure. It will improve after a few days.
  2. Some bleeding may occur around the extraction site for a few days after the procedure. The bleeding will be the most noticeable right after the process. You will require a gauze material inside your mouth to keep the bleeding from being worse.
  3. The visible bruising on your face will appear around your cheeks, but it could spread near the lips. The bruising will be noticeable for about 1 – 2 weeks.
  4. You will also feel soreness around your jaw. It will also last for 1 – 2 weeks.
  5. You could also notice an unusual taste in your mouth. The taste will also persist for a few weeks. The issue comes from how you might notice some slight openings around the area.

How much pain is involved?

Dr. Moon and the team at Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA understand you might be worried about whether you’ll feel substantial pains after the procedure. It’s hard to give an exact answer, as the pain from the process will vary surrounding the intensity. An extraction that requires extra cutting to remove the wisdom tooth will be more painful than one where the tooth was fully or mostly erupted beforehand.

Some medications may be prescribed to resolve any pains you experience. The amount you’ll require will vary by case, so be cautious when taking any medications. Always use them based on the instructions necessary and when they are required for your needs.

Where can I find out more about wisdom tooth extraction in Chester Springs, PA?

Contact us at Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA, for details on how we can help you with your wisdom tooth extraction needs. We serve people throughout the Chester Springs area as well as in Exton, Lionville, Eagle, Byers, and Ludwigs Corner, PA. Dr. Rachel Moon and the rest of the staff will be there to serve your needs when removing wisdom teeth.

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