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What Affects Wisdom Tooth Recovery

Posted on 10/24/2022 by Florida Smiles Dental
What Affects Wisdom Tooth RecoveryWisdom teeth, are the last teeth to emerge in the mouth. They typically appear in the late teen years or early twenties. While some people may have enough room in their mouth for their molars to come in without problems, others may experience pain, infection, or other complications.

One of the factors that can affect wisdom tooth recovery is the position of the tooth. If the tooth is coming in at an angle or is impacted, meaning it is trapped under the gum or bone, it can be more difficult for the tooth to emerge and cause pain and swelling. In these cases, the tooth may need surgery to prevent further complications.

A Person's Health Affects Wisdom Tooth Recovery

Another factor that can affect wisdom tooth recovery is the person's overall health. Individuals with a weakened immune system, chronic medical conditions, or taking certain medications may have a slower healing time after wisdom tooth extraction. It is important for these individuals to closely follow their dentist's instructions and take any prescribed medications as directed to ensure a smooth recovery.

In addition, the type of extraction procedure can also affect wisdom tooth recovery. Simple extractions, where the tooth is easily accessible and can be removed with minimal discomfort, typically have a faster recovery time than more complex extractions, where the tooth is impacted or requires more extensive surgery.

Overall, several factors can affect wisdom tooth recovery. These include the tooth's position, the person's overall health, and the type of extraction procedure. It is important to follow your dentist's instructions closely and take good care of your mouth after wisdom tooth extraction to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

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