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Dental emergencies

Tooth Extractions

Precision meets care for a healthier smile

What are wisdom teeth?

When most people are in their late teens or early twenties, their wisdom teeth will erupt. These four teeth - two on the top and two on the bottom - are located at the very back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to come through, and are also referred to as the "third molars" or even "18-year-old molars".
There is a certain percentage of the population who don't even have wisdom teeth, or not all four at least. This is perfectly normal, and not having wisdom teeth is hereditary.
For a small percentage of people, their wisdom teeth erupting is uneventful and without complications. And yet for others, their wisdom teeth can become painful and infected. In those cases, wisdom tooth removal may be the best option. If you are having problems with your wisdom teeth, our dentists here at Nashua Dentist are here to help.

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Preparing for a tooth extraction

You will need to have a consultation with your Nashua dentist to confirm that your pain and discomfort is caused by your teeth. If you are having the procedure under general anaesthesia, your dentist will give you instructions on how long you need to fast for before surgery.
You will also need to organise for someone to pick you up, as you shouldn't drive after having general anaesthesia or sedatives.

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Recovering from a tooth extraction

Your dentist will give you personalised post-op instructions, but there are also some general guidelines you should follow. After your teeth are removed, jaw swelling; pain; and some bleeding are normal. Using ice packs can help to reduce swelling and if bleeding does occur, apply pressure with clean gauze.
For most people, pain and discomfort resolve over a week. Plan to have help around the house for a day or two, as you should take it easy and rest. You will need to eat soft foods after your tooth extraction, so plan meals ahead of time. Hot food and beverages should also be avoided for the first 24 hours.
Get in touch with our friendly team today to schedule an appointment

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If you’re ready to take the next step towards a healthier, happier smile, book your appointment with us today.

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