Wisdom Teeth 101: Your Complete Guide to Removal, Recovery, and More!

Having wisdom teeth removed is a common procedure, but it’s normal to feel nervous and have questions. At Modern Dentistry of Peoria, we’re here to calm your nerves and answer all your burning questions about wisdom teeth!

What Can I Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Following the procedure, stick to soft, cool foods for the first few days. These include:

  • Applesauce
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Smoothies
  • Yogurt
  • Ice cream
  • Soup

Most people can reintroduce solid foods after 3-4 days, depending on your pain level. We’ll provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

How Long Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Take?

Don’t worry, it’s a quick procedure! Most wisdom teeth removals take only one hour or less. You’ll need to rest for at least a day afterward, but we’ll make sure you’re comfortable and well-informed throughout the process.

What Age Do Wisdom Teeth Come In?

For most people, wisdom teeth erupt between 17 and 25. Don’t fret if yours come in a little earlier or later. We can easily identify your wisdom teeth using x-rays during your regular checkups.

What Happens if You Don’t Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

It depends on your case. Some wisdom teeth grow straight and cause no problems. However, many grow crooked or impacted, leading to:

  • Pain
  • Infections or cysts
  • Damage to other teeth
  • Teeth crowding
  • Gum disease

If you experience any of these, wisdom teeth removal might be necessary. We’ll carefully assess your situation and recommend the best course of action.

Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to call Modern Dentistry of Peoria at 623-566-1200. We’re happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation to discuss your wisdom teeth needs!

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Modern Dentistry of Peoria

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Peoria, AZ 85382
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