What You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Having your wisdom teeth removed happens to millions of Americans every year, and it is typically painless and stress-free.

Each patient has their personal recovery and healing time, starting with how long the dental extraction surgery takes. It’s normal to feel some discomfort after surgery, but any pain should disappear after a few days.

Recovering From Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom tooth extraction in Seattle, WA does not have to be scary!

Dr. Micah Bickel works hard to keep our patients from feeling any pain during the surgery. Some patients might feel a little discomfort after the procedure, but many mend in no time. 

We ask that patients exercise caution during their healing and be vigilant for any signs of infection or decay. 

While patients can go back to their everyday life right after surgery, we recommend being delicate around their stitches or the clot that protects their wound. Activities that patients should avoid until they have fully recovered include:

  • Exercise
  • Drinking from a straw
  • Smoking
  • Spitting

Any surgical procedure can be expected to have a little bleeding and swelling, but call Phinney Ridge Dental right away if they are not completely gone within five to seven days of the procedure. 

Many Seattle patients make one crucial mistake after extraction: smoking.

How Smoking Can Impair Your Healing Process

Not only does smoking harm your entire body, but it can also delay healing.

Chemicals that reside in tobacco can prevent healing and even contaminate open wounds. We ask that patients agree to avoid tobacco products for at least 48 hours after surgery. 

Wisdom Teeth Extraction In 98103 Is Straightforward

If you are like many Americans who need to pull their wisdom teeth, you can rest assured that oral surgery in Seattle, WA will be comfortable and pain-free. Many patients are surprised at how little pain they feel throughout the process.

Not removing a troublesome wisdom tooth could lead to issues with surrounding teeth and tooth loss. We want to avoid any major oral health problems in as much comfort and style as possible. 

There is no reason to fear getting necessary wisdom teeth pulled! Contact Phinney Ridge Dental to get started on oral surgery in 98103!

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