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Teen Needs Wisdom Tooth Extraction

edited May 8 in General Topics

imageTeen Needs Wisdom Tooth Extraction

I took my 16-year-old daughter to the dentist. She had her annual checkup as well as a panoramic X-ray. At the end of the visit, her dentist informed me that her wisdom teeth are coming in and need to be removed.

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  • Removal of wisdom teeth is necessary when there is not enough room to accommodate them. After removal, sticking to soft foods is essential and bleeding with swelling is normal after surgery. Rinsing without spitting with salt water 24 hours after surgery may help with healing. Be sure to stay hydrated and follow the post op directions so that all will heal well!

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