Extracted wisdom tooth with curved roots.
Check this description to answer your questions about wisdom teeth but here is an introduction first:
Wisdom teeth can be difficult to remove at various times, even though the tooth might become loose during the procedure, you could feel that its still attached somewhere and doesn't want to get out. Sometimes this could be due to bone found over the curvature of the root like this case.
Always check the xrays and discuss different possibilities with your dentist.
Here are some Q and A:
Q: If I have curved roots like in the video, will that prevent the tooth from coming out?
A: According the xrays, the dentist will have a plan on how to get the tooth out, sometimes the little curved portion could fracture, and according to its position in the jaw and approximation to the nerve, the dentist might decide to either dig for it or chose to leave it there. (These fragments usually erupt on their own and appear after few years in the mouth, so they could be easily removed)
Q: Is swelling always going to happen?
A: Swelling usually depends on the traumatization of the tissues during the extraction and on the body’s response to the traumas. Generally, when the dentist “digs” more into the area there is more chance of swelling.
Q: How long will the swelling stay?
A: If a swelling developed, it may persist for few days up to a week.
Q: Food after tooth extraction, what should I have?
A: Its best to eat soft and cold foods on the day of the surgery, an ice cream could be the best guilt free food you can have because it will help decrease the swelling. The following days you can have hot foods and soups because these will help circulate the blood in the area and aid in heeling.
Q: Can I smoke after surgery?
A: you should stop smoking preferably till removing the sutures because smoking may prevent healing in the extraction site and lead to a “Dry socket” which is a very serious and painful condition.
Q: When should the sutures be removed?
A: Usually in 7-10 days.