If you have health insurance…they will only pay on a claim if an Oral Surgery specialist takes your teeth out.
Oral Surgeons have undergone special training in order to be able to remove your wisdom teeth in a safe and efficient manner with the minimum of complications.
Also Oral Surgeons have special skills in relation to sedation and pain management.
Sometimes our wisdom teeth can grow at an unusual angle and become impacted or “stuck”, this can lead to the following complications:
You can eat soft food only and have water or a warm drink as soon as you get home. It is recommended that you start eating ASAP before you take your medications.
Please take care while your mouth is numb. Please see the Nutritional Guidelines for more information.
They will dissolve in 7-10 days.
Please remember to keep the area clean and free of food and plaque. This will help with healing.
Depending on your procedure and recovery, you may need 1 to 5 days off work.
This may also depend on the type of work you do, for example if your job does involve overly physical or strenuous activity, we would recommend you take the leave from work to allow yourself the time needed to recover. If required we are able to provide a medical certificate for your employer.
If you have had sedation, you must not drive until the following day.
You must not do any of the following for the rest of the day:
Rest, sleep or quiet indoor activity is recommended for the rest of the day. Children should not attend school for the remainder of the day.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office: (09) 529 5061.
You may brush your teeth on the night of the surgery, but avoid the surgical site.
Please rinse your mouth gently, 3-4 times a day after food with warm salty water.
Roll up the gauze swab as provided and place on the wound with firm pressure.
This may occur when you eat and brush your teeth. It is easy to mistake this for saliva tainted with a small amount of blood. This may occur the day after surgery also. This is to be expected and not a problem. Please be assured, it will ease.
If you do experience undue bleeding, we have provided you with some gauze swabs.