How Long Will Pain and Discomfort Last After Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

At Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA, patients in the area and surrounding communities can work with a dental team with the patient’s best interests at heart. Our team, including Drs. Peck, Grillo, Filip, and Valestegui, have committed themselves to helping patients with common dental concerns. This includes removal of the wisdom teeth.

What are the wisdom teeth?

The wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the last teeth to develop within the mouth. They are located in the very back of the dental arch. Because of their location, many patients find that they experience problems with their wisdom teeth. This may include impaction that results from not enough room for development, or increased risks of periodontal disease due to difficulty brushing and flossing these teeth. When patients are experiencing problems, they need to speak to a dentist about the possibility of extracting their wisdom teeth.

Why extraction?

Extraction is perfectly normal when it comes to the third molars. These teeth are not necessary in proper dental development and can eb removed without impacting one’s overall health or the function of their teeth. Extraction may be done either as a simple extraction for erupted teeth or surgical extraction for teeth that are under the gumline and inaccessible.

What can I expect from extraction of my wisdom teeth and how long will I be in pain?

The extraction of the wisdom teeth is done at Taylor Street Dental with appropriate sedation and local anesthetics. Patients are completely comfortable as their procedure is done, whether it’s a simple extraction or a surgical one. As with any oral surgery, patients may be uncomfortable due to pain for a few days after their procedure. Patients who have had a surgical extraction may also need to closely follow their post-operative instructions given by their dentist after treatment. Patients who focus on these instructions will often heal faster and be able to return to their normal activities with little to no pain sooner than those who do not.

Are you interested in wisdom tooth removal?

Contact the team at Taylor Street Dental today to speak to Drs. Peck, Grillo, Filip, and Valestegui and discuss your dental needs personally. We are located at 41 Taylor Street on the 4th floor, and can be reached at (413) 781-7645.

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