The Recovery period after removing Wisdom teeth can be as little as 1-2 days of moderate soreness with intermittent throbbing pain. The soreness and throbbing pain will decrease to minor soreness from days 3-7. The soreness and throbbing is usually controlled by prescription strength Ibuprofen and pain medication.
The Wisdom Tooth Removal Technique used by the Dental Surgeon is a huge factor in the Recovery Period After Wisdom Tooth Extractions.
It is best to plan to rest for 2 days after wisdom teeth extractions where it is not necessary to work or engage in heavy activity. Wisdom teeth are best removed between the ages of 14 and 25 years of age. Generally the pain after extractions is greater in patients where there is pain and swelling present prior to tooth removal. Tooth extractions also becomes more difficult with increased age. Wisdom Teeth Removal is one of the most common Dental Surgeon procedures we perform in Rockville Maryland.
When Wisdom Teeth are removed, it is best to remove all four teeth at once. Usually all four teeth need to be removed and it is not a fun experience. The pain, swelling and healing time after wisdom teeth extractions is usually the same whether one or all four of the teeth are removed. Unless there is a good reason, such as severe swelling and infection of one tooth, it is best to remove all four of the wisdom at once.
Platelet Rich Fibrin or PRF dramatically decreases the chance of Dry Socket, Pain, Swelling and Jaw Bone infections that can persist after oral surgery. PRF is prepared by spinning the patients own blood in a centrifuge and isolating the PRF which is a thick yellow jello-like isolate. During Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery, jaw bone is exposed. In bone there is very little blood supply as compared to other tissues in the human body.
In areas where there is little blood, the body has less ability to heal quickly and less defense against infection. We place PRF into tooth wisdom tooth extraction sites. In the absence of the PRF, dental extractions sites are left to heal open to the oral cavity and there is a bony hole in the jaw bone. Saliva, bacteria and other contaminants are free to pour down into the jaw bone. When PRF is placed into the extraction site, the PRF protects the site from infection and enriches the area with Fibrin, Platelets, White Blood Cells and Bone Growth Factors that accelerate jaw bone healing. In Cases of very difficult removals, Natural Bone Grafts with PRF may be necessary. PRF for Dental Implants is also very helpful in decreasing the healing time after dental implant surgery.
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