Videos of children who just got out of the dentist’s office after wisdom teeth extraction are becoming viral recently. All of them are downright funny, but perhaps the best one yet is a video of a woman crying over a frosty. It’s amusing to watch her and other kids ramble on about ridiculous things after a dental procedure.
The funny videos, however, only show one side of the actual procedure of tooth removal. Despite the antics, it’s a serious business. Whether it’s a decaying tooth or a painful wisdom teeth, seek an expert in West Jordan or in your region as soon as you can. The pain is no laughing matter.
Reasons for Tooth Removal
Tooth removal can be done for a number of reasons. Badly damaged teeth that can no longer be repaired, for example, need to be extracted to prevent further damage in neighboring teeth. Untreated tooth decay can cause infections and other oral health problems, which makes tooth removal essential, as well.
Essentially, tooth extraction becomes necessary when there is infection or the risk of it. If you don’t want the infection to spread further, it’s time to visit the dentist. Sometimes, dentists also remove teeth that are too big for the mouth or those that cannot break through the gum.
Tooth Extraction Process
Tooth extraction is not complicated. The dentist will give you anesthetic to help numb the gums so you don’t feel the pain that comes with the process. From there, it’s just a matter of taking the tooth out carefully and closing the ‘extraction’ site.
Full recovery takes a couple of days. Until you are feeling better and free from any leftover pain, follow the post-op care your dentist provided to speed up recovery and lessen discomfort. Don’t eat food that could hurt the wound and remember to change your gauze or cotton as prescribed.
Tooth extractions vary depending on the severity of the problem. You may enjoy the hilarious moments that comes with a visit to the dentist, but don’t forget the purpose of the process and the recovery that comes after.