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  • Shravan Chintala

Understanding Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal and the Quest for Instant Comfort

While wisdom teeth removal is often planned in advance, there are situations where emergency attention is necessary.


Emergency wisdom tooth removal may be recommended when severe pain — which can be indicative of an infection or other complications — arises unexpectedly. Key symptoms prompting urgent care include persistent, intense pain, swelling, redness, fever, and bad breath near the affected tooth.


Conditions like cysts or abscesses near the wisdom tooth — which not only cause discomfort but can also harm bone structure  — also require immediate attention.


Impacted wisdom teeth may exert pressure on nerves or harm adjacent teeth, causing pain, numbness, or chewing difficulties.


Aside from these, difficulty in fully opening the mouth due to swelling or inflammation also signals the need for emergency dental intervention.


Before undergoing emergency wisdom tooth removal, you'll meet with the surgeon to discuss the procedure. Be sure to do the following:


●     Mention any health concerns you might have.

●     Tell the surgeon about any medication you're currently taking.

●     Raise any questions about the operation.

●     Talk about the type of numbing or sleep method to be used during the operation.

●     Make plans for taking a break from work or school for the surgery and recovery at home, including arranging care for children or pets and organizing transportation back home if necessary.


The surgery usually takes no more than 45 minutes. You'll receive medication to prevent pain while the dentist removes your teeth. This may involve opening the gum or removing some bone. Afterward, stitches that dissolve on their own are applied, and gauze is placed in your mouth to manage bleeding.


What can you expect after emergency wisdom tooth removal?


Post-surgery reactions to anesthesia vary. If you receive local anesthesia and feel alert, you might drive yourself home and gradually resume daily activities. However, if you are sedated or feel drowsy, you'll need someone else to drive you.


Most people don't feel much pain after the emergency wisdom tooth removal. You can expect your face to swell a bit and feel uncomfortable for around three days. It usually takes your mouth a few weeks to heal fully. Following what your surgeon tells you can help you heal faster.



If you need emergency wisdom tooth removal, don't hesitate to contact Lynnwood Dental Studio. Reach them today at (425) 778 5665 to schedule your appointment.

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