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May 06, 2017 | Patient Resource | Comments Off on Extract Wisdom Teeth

Extract Wisdom Teeth

Things To Expect When Dentists Extract Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can be really painful, and this is the primary reason they meant to be extracted in the first place. For those who are yet to have their wisdom teeth extracted, knowing what to expect may encourage you to go for it and avoid the nagging pain once and for all.

Time To Extract Wisdom Teeth: Knowing The Costs

First, consult with your dentist first to determine how many teeth need to be extracted. This will also determine how much you’re going to have to pay to extract wisdom teeth, so it’s also good to have dental insurance for support.

Factor in the consultation fees, price of extraction per tooth, anaesthesia, prescription drugs after the surgery, as well as other exams you may have to take before or after. Your dentist may be able to give you an estimate of the cost upon consultation.

What To Do Before Dentists Extract Wisdom Teeth

Your dentist or oral surgeon also would provide you with instructions on how to prepare for your extraction. Since this is a major dental operation, reserve a weekend especially for the procedure as well as some rest.

Unlike other dental procedures, you can’t simply walk away after having your wisdom teeth extracted and head back to your office to continue with your work. If weekends aren’t feasible, you may file a leave of absence for a couple of days to allow you to recuperate well.

Although the tooth extraction would take anywhere between an hour and a couple of hours, depending on how many are being removed, it is the pain afterward that you need to deal with. This explains why you need to allow at least one full day of rest after.

You also need to have someone accompany you during surgery. It is imperative that your companion is a family member or trusted friend who won’t just leave you behind to go home on your own after the operation, since you will likely be unable to move about unassisted, let alone drive on your own.

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