A few words on Kowhai Dental, Whangarei Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If you’re feeling anxious about a planned Kowhai Dental, Whangarei wisdom tooth extraction, there’s no need. This is a very common procedure and our expert dental team perform them often. There are several things that you can do in advance of the procedure to get ready.

Having a full understanding of what you can expect is a big part of feeling at ease. Below are a few tips that can help calm any anxiety. We also suggest that you come in and ask any questions you have beforehand. We’re happy to have a consultation with you because we understand there’s a lot of misinformation floating around. Easing all of your concerns about Kowhai Dental, Whangarei wisdom tooth extraction is our job and our pleasure.

The Kowhai Dental, Whangarei Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery Process  

Quite a few of our patients ask us about the recovery process. We always tell them to take the recommended medication that we prescribe. It’s also a good idea to make sure that you get a ride home from our facility after the extraction. We use a local anesthetic and you will likely feel a little wobbly on your feet afterwards.

It’s also a good idea to stay away from hard foods and things that you need to chew for a day or two afterwards. Yoghurt and soft foods are excellent food choice to tide you over.

We always stress to our patients that, more often than not, the Kowhai Dental, Whangarei wisdom tooth extraction procedure is routine and simple. There are times where the process can be a little more complicated. It doesn’t happen often, but there are situations where wisdom teeth have become impacted or infected. If we find that’s the case when you come in, we can adjust the procedure accordingly.

Rest for One Full Day

After the procedure is done, we recommend that you rest for one full day. Keeping your head elevated is another good practice. Generally, there’s a little bruising and swelling so we also suggest that you have a cold compress handy.

This is all normal and absolutely nothing to worry about. Because we are dedicated to making sure everything goes smoothly, we might even prescribe a little pain medication.

This might sound like strange advice from a dentist, but it’s also a good idea not to brush your teeth for one full day after a Kowhai Dental, Whangarei wisdom tooth extraction, or at least avoid the extraction site.

Allan Pollett