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Infected Wisdom Tooth Problems

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Most people are probably eagerly for their wisdom teeth to come out. Wisdom teeth emerge at the back of your mouth between the ages of 17 to 24. Most of the time all four come out, but there are times that you'll find only one or two. Though it's rare, wisdom teeth never grow for some people. A wisdom tooth causes great problems at times, especially if it grows sideways which can be lethal. If that happens to you, then you will have a high risk of an infected wisdom tooth. Most people who tend to ignore this type of situation and do nothing about it should expect trouble.

A wisdom tooth should be removed the moment it starts to cause problems. Sometimes antibiotics are used to help cure an infected wisdom tooth. However, antibiotics are only a temporary solution, because that wisdom tooth needs to be removed.

The wisdom tooth removal operation is a long term step-by-step process. First, the surgeon will have you prepare for the surgery. You will be asked to sign a consent form and if you are a smoker, you will be asked to stay away from cigarettes for sometime. You really don't need to worry about pain like most surgeries, you will be under anesthesia. To remove the infected wisdom tooth, the surgeon will need to cut the tooth from your jaw. The operation might take some time depending on how hard it is to remove the infected wisdom tooth.

The effects of the anesthesia will loom after the operation. Once you regain consciousness, you will be allowed to leave after getting some instructions from the nurse. You will be instructed on how to care for your teeth and gums post surgery. Painkillers will usually be recommended as post operation pain is very common.

At times, people suffer from severe pain and experience continuous bleeding following surgery. Some folks even suffer from high fever and have difficulties of breathing. If this starts to happen, you must immediately consult your doctor.


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