Dr. Tsvetov helps you gain a deeper understanding of wisdom teeth extraction in Escondido and the area and the potential pros and cons of the procedure.
The following signs and symptoms may mean you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted:
Impacted wisdom teeth and similar wisdom teeth complications are not uncommon among patients in Escondido and the neighboring communities. In fact, this is one of the most in-demand forms of dental surgery.
But however severe your wisdom teeth problem seems to be, there is nothing to worry about when you put your dental health in the competent hands of an experienced wisdom teeth removal and treatment specialist who has helped many patients just like you, both in Escondido and other areas of Temecula Valley. Schedule a visit to Dr. Tsvetov today!
When should wisdom teeth be removed?
Impacted wisdom tooth treatment in Escondido and other areas across Temecula Valley are among the most sought-after procedures Dr. Tsvetov performs. Wisdom teeth can be removed at any time at the patient’s request, even when they do not appear to cause pain or pose a risk to the patient’s health and wellbeing.
Wisdom teeth extraction is frequently performed across Temecula Valley as a preventative measure. Wisdom teeth issues could easily escalate and get out of hand. They may compromise your dental health and your health on the whole.
For the majority of patients, wisdom teeth removal is a necessary procedure which could become impossible to avoid or postpone. The potential risks of foregoing wisdom teeth removal include infections, cysts and other forms of long-term damage and complications.
Is it better to get all 4 wisdom teeth out at once?
In the optimal circumstances, patients should have all four wisdom teeth removed simultaneously. Undergoing a single procedure instead of multiple ones spares the patient of the inconvenience of having to undergo the extraction, sedation, discomfort and recovery process several times.
Most patients are skeptical about this, so let us put your fears to rest: multiple extractions is not much different from a single one. You will have to follow the same precautions during the recovery period, except that you will only have to go through it once instead of multiple times.
Find out why Dr. Tsvetov is the go-to wisdom teeth removal specialist for patients across Murrieta, Escondido and other areas in Temecula Valley trust.
Is it better to be awake or asleep for wisdom teeth removal?
During your consultation with Dr. Tsvetov, he will present you with three possible anesthesia options for your impacted wisdom teeth treatment in Escondido and throughout the region. At Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, we care about your comfort and have the qualifications to perform all three.
You can go with:
- Local anesthesia: you experience no pain but stay awake the entire time
- Intravenous sedation: you are sedated during your surgery
- General anesthesia: you are fully asleep and unconscious throughout the procedure
Should I be scared to get my wisdom teeth out?
For most patients, the opposite is true: the real cause for alarm is not to have their wisdom teeth extracted if your dental specialist has determined that you may be at risk of developing complications commonly associated with problematic wisdom tooth growth such as wisdom teeth misalignment or impaction.
If your wisdom teeth are yet to emerge and cause no pain, you may still want to visit our office as a precautionary measure. Dr. Tsvetov will recommend your best and safest course of action to prevent or take care of the problem based on that.
Another benefit of taking care of your wisdom teeth extraction sooner rather than later is that you will experience a much easier and smoother recovery if you undergo the procedure before the pain starts.
Most patients who undergo the procedure are younger patients who are better equipped to heal from the procedure and less at risk of facing consequences and complications such as bone loss following the procedure.
Is the third day the worst after wisdom teeth removal?
Patients in Escondido and other parts of Temecula Valley usually report the highest level of discomfort during the first 24 hours following the removal of their wisdom teeth. Patients may experience a host of symptoms, including pain, bleeding, swelling, and bruising at the extraction site. The symptoms gradually become less severe after that.
If you suspect your symptoms are difficult to handle or have any concerns regarding the recovery process, you may reach out to Dr. Tsvetov at any time.
How long does pain last after wisdom teeth removal?
The duration of the procedure depends on the complexity of your case, and so does the duration of your recovery process and symptoms, including pain and discomfort. Each patient has a unique experience of pain and discomfort depending on their level of comfort and sensitivity to pain.
The duration of discomfort following the procedure depends on the scope and complexity of your procedure, as well as whether you are diligent about following the post-procedure rules.
Dr. Tsvetov will guide you through the whole process of wisdom teeth removal from start to finish during your initial consultation, without leaving room for uncertainty or doubt. This will help you thoroughly prepare for the procedure ahead. You will also gain insight into the most effective strategies to manage pain and discomfort and facilitate healing and recovery.
What happens if you don't get your wisdom teeth out?
If there is an issue with your wisdom teeth and you are told by a dental specialist that you need to have them extracted, do not postpone the procedure. It is common for wisdom teeth to require removal, especially in the following cases:
- If the wisdom tooth is impacted, it becomes stuck under the gum surface and you run the risk of developing a cyst which typically results in bone and gum tissue damage.
- If the wisdom tooth has erupted partially, you run the risk of developing pericoronitis which is a bacterial infection.
- If the wisdom tooth is crooked and grows under an odd angle, it could cause dental health problems and complications.
Possible risks include:
- Cyst formation
- Damage to the surrounding teeth and gum disease
How can I make my wisdom teeth heal faster?
If you wish to promote and facilitate your healing process after extraction of your wisdom teeth, you need to follow the personalized post-procedure care guidelines which you will receive from Dr. Tsvetov. It is of paramount importance that you create the ideal environment in your mouth for the healing process to take place.
Blood clotting is a vital part of that as blood clots prevent profuse bleeding, allow new tissue growth, provide protection from infections and bone damage. In the first 24 hours after the procedure, you should be careful not to disrupt the blood clotting process:
- Do not touch or attempt to dislodge the blood clots
- Do not brush your teeth aggressively around the extraction site
- Do not rinse your mouth
- Do not consume hot liquids
- Do not consume alcoholic beverages
- Do not drink through straws
- Eat soft food
- Do not smoke
- Avoid strenuous physical activities
- Apply an ice pack to the extraction site to reduce swelling
- Take medications your dental specialist has recommended to manage discomfort
After the initial 24 hours have passed, you may use an antiseptic mouth rinse and rinse the mouth gently.
How soon can you go back to work after wisdom tooth extraction?
How soon you can go back to normal depends on the complexity of your surgery. Some patients take between a day, two or three to recover, while others may need up to five days. Schedule your appointment with that in mind and postpone any obligations you may have coming up.
To promote and facilitate recovery, make sure to rest and get plenty of sleep, as well as follow the post-procedure care guidelines which Dr. Tsvetov will give you.
We generally advise our patients to take one, two, or three days to recover before they go back to their everyday activities. Some of our patients may need from 3 to 5 days to recover after their wisdom teeth removal surgery in Escondido. It’s important that you rest as much as you can and follow Dr. Tsvetov’s aftercare guidelines to ensure proper recovery and facilitate your healing.
How do I schedule wisdom teeth removal in Escondido & the surrounding areas?
When performed timely and on behalf of an experienced wisdom teeth removal specialist, the procedure offers a variety of long-term benefits with minimized discomfort. After as little as 90 minutes and up to 5 to 7 days of recovery, you can say goodbye to wisdom teeth-related complications for good. Contact our office today and let Dr. Tsvetov guide you to better dental health. Call today!