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Removing wisdom teeth is one of the most common oral surgical procedures. Today, thanks to modern dental surgical procedures such as laser therapy at Sakura, dental surgery will not cause you pain.

The following are the most important answers to the wisdom tooth extraction-related questions we often get at Sakura. Please note that these answers are only rough guidelines anyway; wisdom teeth are different for each person, and the problems, solutions, and surgical techniques will also differ.

After each wisdom tooth surgery, Sakura’s customers are provided with codes of conduct throughout the healing process, helping to reduce risks and speed up the healing process.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please get in touch with us by phone or schedule an appointment at Sakura Dental.

Process, characteristics, costs, and things to note after wisdom tooth extraction

Surgery on wisdom teeth is often necessary when they are not raised to the surface, are only partially raised to the surface, and/or are horizontal, thus putting pressure on adjacent teeth. This can lead to tooth displacement and damage to neighboring roots.

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What are wisdom teeth, and where do wisdom teeth grow?

The molars at the end of the rows of teeth in the upper and lower jaws are called wisdom tooth surgery. They are so named because they usually only pierce the jawbone and soft tissue between the ages of 16 and 25. Usually, there are four wisdom teeth in adults, but there can be fewer. Wisdom teeth are a relic of “golden times” when human food was harder, tougher, and therefore harder to chew. Therefore, the jaws of primitive people needed to be stronger and had to have four more teeth at the end of two rows of teeth.

Wisdom teeth often do not find enough space in the arch. With the evolution of nature and changing eating habits with cooked, softer foods, the mass of the jaw continues to decrease. Wisdom teeth gradually became superfluous but are still present in many people today. Since wisdom tooth surgery usually only come in between the ages of 16 and 25—when the other teeth are already full—the jaws don't always have enough space for them.wisdom tooth surgery

When should I visit the dentist with wisdom teeth?

Even if wisdom tooth surgery usually function unobtrusively for a long time, problems can arise unexpectedly. Toothache, when wisdom teeth erupt, is often the result of improper oral care. On the other hand, because it is located in the jaw, taking care of wisdom teeth is not as easy as taking care of other teeth.

Bacterial plaques, for example, quickly settle on their edges, which over time can lead to teeth and jaw problems such as:

• Caries
• Gingivitis or periodontitis
• Bacterial infections of the cheeks, tongue, or throat (cellulitis)
• Accumulation of pus around wisdom tooth surgery (abscess)
• Cysts, i.e., cavities with fluid filling around the wisdom tooth surgery

When wisdom tooth surgery are painful, you should go to Sakura to treat potential diseases caused by wisdom teeth. It is not always necessary to have wisdom teeth removed immediately. Sometimes a simpler procedure can be used, with antibiotics and/or an antiseptic mouthwash. Either way, a detailed diagnosis is important so your dentist can determine what’s going on with your wisdom tooth. Only after a detailed diagnosis can it be decided whether wisdom tooth extraction is necessary.

There are cases where it is reasonable or necessary to remove wisdom teeth. This is when the wisdom teeth are partially or completely retained and/or the wisdom tooth surgery are misaligned (relocated). In particular, misaligned wisdom teeth often pressure adjacent teeth, leading to tooth displacement and root damage.

If wisdom teeth grow only in the upper or lower jaw, then they will lack their counterpart. As a result, wisdom teeth can ‘elongate’ i.e., grow beyond the chewing surface. This can unbalance the entire chewing system, cause jaw joint discomfort, or strain the facial muscles.

The most important indications for the removal of wisdom tooth surgery are:

  • Wisdom teeth that have not yet erupted or have only partially erupted.
  • Wisdom teeth grow misaligned (tilted) or twisted in the bone.
  • The roots of wisdom teeth are strongly branched. Wisdom teeth interfere with orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth.

Is it necessary to remove all four wisdom teeth at the same time?

No, if there is no indication of urgent extraction, wisdom tooth surgery can also be extracted in several stages. This procedure reduces the restrictions a client has to accept when eating and drinking after wisdom tooth surgery. You should clarify with your dentist whether it is possible (or required) to have all four wisdom teeth extracted at once or whether the surgery can be performed in multiple steps.

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Local anesthetic

Local anesthesia is usually sufficient for wisdom tooth extraction, even when all four teeth are removed simultaneously. Your dentist will give you two anesthetic injections in the upper and lower jaws to completely numb the surgical area.

In cases where general anesthesia is needed, an anesthesiologist specializing in oral surgery will intervene. However, an overnight stay is unnecessary for wisdom tooth extraction.

How does wisdom tooth extraction happen?

Detailed diagnosis and procedure planning, a comprehensive preliminary examination, and pre-procedure X-rays provide the dentist with important information about the position of the wisdom teeth and the relationship between the root and the dental nerve so that the intervention can be precisely planned.

What are the risks of wisdom tooth removal?

Like any surgical procedure, wisdom tooth removal has certain risks, which can be kept very low with a comprehensive diagnosis and the use of gentle treatments at Sakura.

Important note: If possible, avoid sneezing and blowing your nose.

If your wisdom teeth have been extracted from your upper jaw, you should try to hold back your sneezes and avoid blowing your nose for the first few days after the procedure, as both can lead to bleeding.

How long after wisdom tooth extraction does the swelling go away?

Some clients experience almost no swelling, while others may experience swelling for up to 7 days. Whether swelling occurs or not, the severity and how long it lasts depend on each specific case, especially on the general regenerative ability of the client.

A few things to remember

Mouthwash: Rinse your mouth carefully with clean water several times a day. Get plenty of rest. Avoid strenuous activities and sports, as
well as prolonged talking or chewing. Do not smoke: Smoking slows wound healing, and open
wounds can become infected. Avoid the heat: Limit lying in the sun for too long by going to a sauna or a solarium. Avoid hot food and drinks.

How long do I have to cool my cheeks after the procedure?

It is certainly helpful to have cold towels or cool packs at home before the procedure, although you may not need them. Your dentist at Sakura will explain how to “cool properly”. It is important that cool packs are never placed directly on the skin but should be wrapped in a cloth.

How long will I have pain after wisdom tooth surgery?

The pain after wisdom tooth extraction can last 7 to 14 days, but the intensity gradually decreases. If the pain does not subside despite adequate rest, cooling, and pain medication, do not hesitate to visit our clinic.

The development of pain after wisdom tooth extraction is not the same for everyone and depends on the healing process of each person. However, the right pain reliever and the right dose will ensure that the pain after wisdom tooth extraction is acceptable.

What pain relievers can I take after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Your dentist will give you or prescribe the right pain reliever for you. Necessary: Under no circumstances should you take aspirin. The active ingredient acetylsalicylic acid in aspirin has a blood-thinning effect and may, therefore, increase the tendency to bleed after surgery and thus increase the risk of infection.

How long will I get sick leave after wisdom tooth extraction?

On average, clients with wisdom primary teeth extraction get three to seven days of sick leave. After a week, the treating dentist usually conducts an examination. If necessary, your dentist will extend your sick leave.

How long does it take to remove wisdom teeth without exercising?

You should limit exercise for about two weeks after wisdom tooth surgery, as this increases blood pressure, which can lead to bleeding.

How long can I stay smoke-free after surgery?

Smoking jeopardizes wound healing. Therefore, you should not smoke for a few days before wisdom tooth surgery and after surgery until the final healing.

How do I take care of my teeth after wisdom tooth surgery?

We advise clients not to brush their teeth for 24 hours after the procedure. You can then clean your teeth with a soft toothbrush and floss, leaving the wound area open. Your dentist at Sakura will give you all the important information you need to care for your teeth after your procedure.

What can I eat and drink after the procedure, and what can’t I eat?

We recommend not eating anything for several hours after the procedure. However, you can drink water, and the tea is not too hot, except black tea.

What foods promote wound healing?

Foods rich in protein, such as eggs, meat, green vegetables, and potatoes,… foods low in vitamin A, such as sweet potatoes, carrots,
broccoli, spinach, etc. Soft foods, such as soups, porridge,… Cold foods: e.g., ice cream, ice, jelly, pudding (without milk).

What foods should be avoided?

Avoid alcohol, caffeine, black tea, energy drinks, dairy products, raisins, cherries, fruit, berries, nuts, walnuts, spicy foods, and spices. You should completely abstain from coffee, black tea, and energy drinks for the first few days after wisdom tooth surgery, as they raise blood pressure. The higher the blood pressure, the greater the risk of secondary bleeding. On the other hand, because alcohol inhibits blood clotting, you should avoid alcoholic beverages.

What do health insurance companies cover for wisdom tooth extraction?

Health insurance companies often cover the cost of wisdom tooth surgery if a dentist or oral surgeon deems it medically necessary.

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