Our Pittsboro Dentist Shares 5 FAQs About Wisdom Teeth Removal

April 25, 2017

1. Why do I Need to get my Wisdom Teeth Removed?

If the wisdom teeth are impacted, which means that they did not emerge normally, then they may need to be removed. Wisdom teeth removal may also be necessary if the teeth are infected. Additionally, if the wisdom teeth are pushing the other teeth out of alignment, then they will need to be removed. It is estimated that 75 percent of people will need to get their wisdom teeth removed.

2. Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Hurt?

The procedure itself is painless. An anesthetic will be used prior to this procedure, which will minimize any pain that is felt. You will likely feel numb after this procedure has been completed. Let our Pittsboro general dentist know if you are in any pain after the procedure.

3. How Much Time Will I Need to Take off From Work or School?

Everyone recovers from tooth extractions at a different rate. However, if you are getting multiple teeth extracted, then you can expect to take at least three days off.

4. Are Tooth Extractions Covered by Dental Insurance?

Most dental plans will cover wisdom tooth removal. However, you should check with your insurance provider before you get this procedure done.

5. What can I eat After I get my Wisdom Teeth Removed?

You will have to eat soft foods for the next few days after you get your wisdom teeth removed. This includes things such as mashed potatoes, smoothies, protein drinks, creamy soups and yogurt. Do not eat anything that is spicy or crunchy.

6. Can I eat Before Getting my Wisdom Teeth Removed?

If you are being sedated, then you will have to fast for at least six hours before getting your wisdom teeth extracted. However, if only a local anesthetic will be used, then you can eat normally.

If you think that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, then you will need to contact our Pittsboro dentist office today. We will schedule a consultation for you to see Dr. Tiwana as soon as possible.