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Do you know what to expect when you get your wisdom teeth removed? These days, we can expect that some shameful videos of us saying things we don’t remember will pop up on social media after the procedure. But that’s just the nature of living in the digital age.

Aside from that, there are some basic facts about wisdom teeth that you should know, especially if you’re getting yours out soon. This helps you have a better overall experience with wisdom teeth removal.

Not everyone needs it
The first thing to know is that not everyone will need to visit Patient-First Dental Care for this type of oral surgery. Some people are lucky and their wisdom teeth come in without becoming impacted or causing other teeth to become crowded. You’ll know whether you need wisdom teeth when you regularly visit your dentist or orthodontist.

It’s not as painful as it’s made out to be
A good thing about wisdom teeth removal is that it’s far from the painful experience that it’s made out to be on social media. Sure, there is some discomfort after the surgery, but Dr. Gayle Fletcher will prescribe you with some pain medication to help handle that. As long as you take the medications and follow our dentist’s directions for post-op care, you can have a positive experience.

You need to clean post-op
After your wisdom teeth removal is complete, you need to make sure that you are vigilant about cleaning your teeth and mouth. Otherwise, you run the risk of developing dry socket: a nasty infection that is painful.

If you would like to learn more about how you can prepare for your wisdom teeth removal in Conroe, Texas,or to make an appointment at Patient-First Dental Care, call us today at 936-856-9969.