Here are some practical ways to prevent the wisdom teeth and gums from being infected:– Avoid over-using sugary drinks and foods because they encourage the bacteria to grow and build up that cause decay and possibly infection. Wash your mouth after using any food or drink that contains sugar to prevent tooth issues. – Practice good oral hygiene by regular brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to reduce the bacteria in the mouth. – Drink water a lot because it cleans your mouth.
Wisdom Teeth Treatment
There are some home remedies available, such as holding ice compress, applying the numbing gel, rinsing the mouth with salt water, taking ibuprofen, and so on. But they are short-term and temporary solutions and do not solve the problem permanently. The wisdom teeth can cause lots of problems, which can make chewing and eating food difficult. As a result, extraction is recommended. Contact us and book an appointment with our emergency dentist, Dr. Hughes, to learn the best treatment options in your case.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
It is advised to remove your wisdom teeth when you are in your late teens or early 20s because at this age, the extraction procedure is easier, and the recovery is faster. By advancing age, the roots of the wisdom teeth are solidified in the jawbone, so their removal is more complex, and there is a higher risk of damaging to the inferior alveolar nerve (the major nerve in the jaw). After dental examinations, our experienced dentist may suggest you have the wisdom tooth removed. In this case, Local anesthesia is injected to numb the desired area, so you are comfortable during the wisdom tooth extraction. Sometimes, the wisdom tooth removal requires surgery, if it is impacted or embedded in your jaw bone. During the wisdom teeth surgery, the emergency dentist numbs the affected area, cuts the gum, may shave some bone blocking the tooth and removes the wisdom tooth. The average cost of extracting a single wisdom tooth in our Park Dental Clinic is between $200 and $500.