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wisdom teeth extraction

It is natural for you to feel nervous when getting your wisdom teeth removed although it is one of the most common procedures one can go through and every year almost 10 million Americans get it done. When you are going to get your wisdom teeth removed, it is most likely that you are already in pain. So, obviously, you feel nervous about the procedure. Also, you might have uneasiness with any procedure involving operating instruments.

In any case, you will have many questions in mind. You don’t know if your face shape will change or not after wisdom tooth extraction. So, here, in the following points, Dr. Richard Rolle Jr., the oral and maxillofacial surgeon will answer few more questions for you. Take a look.

wisdom teeth extraction

Why the Third Molar is called Wisdom Teeth?

The name “wisdom teeth” dates back to the 1600s. It is because human beings are born with all the other teeth grown when they were in their mother’s womb. But the third molars or the wisdom teeth don’t grow until someone hits puberty. These teeth sprout out or become painful when you are between 17-24 years. That is why doctors in the 1600s called it wisdom teethi.e. teeth that come out when you become wiser than your formative years.

How Much Does It Hurt to Get Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

When you are coming to Rolle Oral and Facial Surgery, the first job of Dr. Rolle is to make you feel comfortable. And that will mean dealing with your apprehension of the procedure too. Yes, as you are already in a lot of pain, you might expect that the procedure will hurt. But don’t worry. When the extraction will be done, you will be completely numb. A local anesthesia will be used to do that. So, you might feel a pulling sensation. But there will be no pain. After the procedure, you might experience pain for a couple of days or more but for that, you will get prescribed pain killers, antibiotics and an ice pack.

How Long Will I Take to Recover?

The recovery depends on individual cases. But mostly, patients recover in a couple of days or a maximum of a week. You are supposed complete the full course of the antibiotics during this time to keep any infection at bay as any oral and maxillofacial surgeon will suggest.

So, if you are looking for oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Charlotte NC, come to Rolle Oral and Facial Surgery today. To schedule an appointment, dial 704-892-9500 now and experience excellence.

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