So, you've just come back from your dentist's appointment and found out that you need your wisdom tooth extracted. Understandably, you may feel a little anxious about the procedure and wonder if you can expect any pain during and after the extraction.
Rest assured, wisdom tooth removal is generally a very simple and straightforward procedure. Moreover, the dentist will use an anesthetic, so you won't feel anything except for some pressure when the doctor is pulling the tooth out of its socket.
As far as aftercare goes, it's normal to experience some pain and discomfort for a couple of days. Don't worry, your dentist will likely give you a long list of instructions to help you manage your discomfort and keep the extraction site clean and safe.
How about other types of remedies? If you've searched online, you've probably seen many swear by the healing effects of pineapple juice. Does it really work?
Let's start by saying that there is some truth to all the internet buzz regarding pineapple juice after tooth extraction. But, things aren't as simple as drinking a few glasses of pineapple juice and expecting everything to be fine.
Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain that can help the body reduce pain and swelling. It's not the pineapple juice per se, but the fruit itself that has this property.
There have been some studies that indicate the effectiveness of this remedy, but take them with a grain of salt. Most of the research also involved antibiotics, which have influenced the healing process, along with bromelain.
If you are looking for ways to reduce pain and swelling after a wisdom tooth removal and think drinking pineapple juice might do the trick, know that this might not be the most effective method.
You would have to drink an excessive amount of juice to get significant results and that could lead to other issues like nausea or sugar overdose.
You can treat yourself with pineapple juice, but do not take it as a remedy for post-tooth removal. Instead, follow your dentist’s recommendations and be patient.
Wisdom tooth removal can make a person anxious, but if you talk to your Scarsdale dentist about how the process will go and what you can do to keep yourself as calm as possible, then you are already making progress.
Your dentist can also share plenty of tips that will make the aftercare period simpler.
You can also talk to our doctors at Scarsdale Smiles. Our goal is to help our patients achieve a lifetime of optimal oral health, and we know that we can only do that by providing excellent services and by focusing on educating them.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alexander Cox.