wisdom tooth extraction Sydney

What to Expect After Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

So you are planning to pull out your wisdom teeth? Well, it might be stressful. Of course, nobody is looking forward to surgery. But, it’s inevitable. You are not the one who is going to extract wisdom teeth. About eight out of ten people will have to get their third molars extracted at some point in their lives. There’s nothing to fear about the procedure as wisdom tooth extraction Sydney is a common procedure in dentistry, and the patients won’t feel any pain as the procedure itself is carried out by administering anaesthesia. The lack of knowledge about  wisdom tooth extraction Sydney is what scares most of the patients. When you know what to expect and what to do to recover quickly, you will be relaxed.

Usually, the recovery takes anywhere from three to five days depending on the patient’s oral and overall well-being. However, we want you to know what to expect and how to recover quickly.

What to Expect After the Procedure?

Since it is a routine procedure, complications are rare. You won’t feel any pain during the procedure and it will take only a few days to recover completely. However, if you are so anxious about the procedure, you can opt for sedation dentistry which will influence the wisdom tooth extraction cost Sydney.

Anaesthesia

The dentist will numb the extraction site before the surgery and you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. But, you’ll be aware of things go around. If it’s local anaesthesia, you won’t need anyone’s assistance to drive you home. However, if you choose other types of sedation like general or IV, you will need someone to accompany you.

Bleeding

Bleeding after the surgery, is quite common and please don’t panic if you see blood after coming home. You will have gauze packs placed on the area of where the teeth was extracted. For the first hour after the extraction, you have to bite down on them firmly to help stop bleeding. Even if it bleeds after an hour, please don’t panic. Just bite down on the gauze pads firmly and hold them and repeat if necessary.

Swelling

Swelling is also common after the surgery. You will experience swelling and it varies from one person to another. Place a cold pack on the sides of extraction area to reduce swelling and discomfort.

Nausea

While not all patients experience nausea, some might feel nausea. This is a short term effect and subsides quickly on its own if you rest well.

Stick to a soft diet and follow the post-operative care instructions properly to recover quickly. For more information on recovery or Wisdom teeth removal cost Sydney, please get in touch with our team.