Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed and Save Money While You Holiday in SoCal!
If you have been told you need to have your wisdom teeth removed and have been delaying it, well there might be a solution if you happen to be coming to Southern California. We happen to treat many patients over the past 23 years who said the fee and hospitalization was too high at the specialist office and therefore have put off surgery. Having to postpone any necessary treatment due to the hefty fees is becoming a common problem for many people and especially those that are uninsured.
We have offer a safe and reputable solution. Why not combine your travel to SoCal with having your wisdom teeth removed?
You may be one of five people we see in a month who:
- Happen to be traveling in Southern California
- Been advised to have their wisdom teeth removed soon
- Couldn’t afford advised extraction fee
- Been looking for the right opportunistic time to have it done (i.e. on no school or work and have time to just heal and relax)
- Happen to get some pain in last few days or weeks
We have had the pleasure to meet many young people traveling to Socal, who have had their wisdom teeth removed without issues. At Pearly Smile Dental, we are proud to have been told what a great experience people have felt.
Will surgery spoil my trip?
If you are healthy, young and have a normal or better healing capacity, then you shouldn’t have any issue. We have seen hundreds of tourists for surgery and then leaving for the beach, DisneyLand or other adventure the next day.
What to expect after surgery?
Recovery takes approximately two to seven days, with the socket area being fully closed in approximately three to four weeks.
Once you have undergone the surgical extraction procedure, there are several steps to take to ensure proper healing and recovery from the procedure.
- During the first 24 hours after your wisdom teeth removal, you can expect some bleeding. To control bleeding, a moist, clean piece of gauze can be placed over the extraction site. Biting pressure applied for 45 minutes should stop the bleeding.
- A teabag also is an effective alternative to gauze to prevent bleeding, with the added benefit of tannic acid, which assists in clot formation. If heavy bleeding occurs for an extended time, contact us.
- Stitches may be used during your procedure if the wisdom tooth is impacted and must be removed from under the surface of the gum line. Most likely we use only self-dissolving ones so that you don’t need to see someone postoperatively. We will discuss with you whether or not you need to return to the dental office to have them removed.
- Facial swelling may be expected after extraction. To relieve swelling, we will give you anti-inflammatory medications even before you get started . We recommend that you also use ice packs at home. This ice pack should be applied for 10 minutes and removed for 20 minutes, then repeated. This cycle can be repeated as often as necessary during the first 24 hours following removal and works well to control swelling.
- For pain and discomfort, over the counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be used. We also use codeine and other prescription pain relievers, if necessary. Antibiotics also may be prescribed prior to the procedure to clear any infections of the tissue surrounding the wisdom teeth. After extraction, it is important to continue taking the medication to prevent any infection.
Post-extraction, it also is necessary to maintain proper oral hygiene, as well as follow these recommendations:
- Do not rinse your mouth for the first 24 hours immediately following a tooth extraction.
- Stick to a soft or liquid diet (milk, ice cream, mashed potatoes, pudding) the day of and the day after a tooth extraction, gradually progressing to eating other easy-to-chew foods. Chew with teeth that are far from the extraction site.
- Brush and floss the other teeth as usual, but avoid the teeth and gum next to the extraction socket.
- After the first 24 hours, gently rinse the socket with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon of salt in a cup of water) after meals and before bed. Repeat this process for at least five days following extraction.
What do you do to support me while I’m in Southern California?
Firstly we make sure your surgery is properly prepared and you are aware of what to expect. This includes the use of proper cone-beam CT or Panoramic X-ray when warranted before surgery, for wisdom teeth with deep impactions and local anesthesia for patients who can’t open wide enough or prefer a gentle way of removal. We give detailed verbal and written instructions to help you get through the first few days with flying colors. Finally, we have daily support even on Sundays and Holidays. Our team routinely contacts you by email or SMS to ensure your first post-surgery day is going well. Often our doctor even gives you his phone number in case you need to ask him anything.
Will I be unable to eat anything in SoCal?
Generally, we advise eating softer food because you may be more restricted in opening following the first day of surgery. But this will wear off. Beef might be the one exception that might be a little tough for the first few days.
What Can I Expect at Pearly Smile Dental?
You should expect professionalism and quality care. We pride ourselves in making wisdom teeth surgery the best experience possible in a very modern environment.
At Pearly Smile Dental, we provide the type of care you would expect in your home state or country including:
- Informed consent and discussion about the procedure
- Cone beam CT scanning for exact and precise surgery with prevention of complications
- Minimally invasive surgical techniques that doesn’t open big wounds and do not excise away the jawbone
- Gauze supplies and prescriptions given following the procedure
Depending on your surgical procedure, Dr. Tran may recommend that concentrated growth factors from your own source and bone-graft be done to help in your healing.