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This procedure is almost as much of rite of passage as getting braces is. Wisdom teeth removal is a sign of growing up. But it’s often associated with quite a bit of pain and discomfort. Of course, it makes sense that surgery will hurt – but wisdom teeth removal isn’t that bad.

Today, we’re going to walk you through the wisdom teeth removal process. Today we want to help you set some realistic expectations for wisdom teeth removal.

Do I need them out?
The first misconception to clear up is that not everyone will need to see a dentist for wisdom teeth removal. Teeth have to come out if they’re going to ruin your alignment or are coming in at a wrong angle – which is called impacted. Dr. Tom Supakorndej will work with your dentist to determine if you need yours out.

It’s not always four
A lot of people will try and one-up wisdom tooth stories by talking about how many they had removed. The reality is that you may not always need four of them removed. Often, people don’t grow four teeth. And only the ones that have to be removed will be.

It’s not that painful
So long as you follow the directions of the team here at Diamond Dental in Austin, Texas, the wisdom teeth removal recovery process isn’t as bad as everyone says. The key is to make sure to clean your wounds carefully. This means you’ll be able to stave off infections like dry socket, which are the most common cause of wisdom teeth removal discomfort.

If you need to know more or want to schedule an appointment, call us today at 512-351-9313.