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When it’s time to get rid of your wisdom teeth, do you know what to expect? A lot of people expect some serious pain and a week of laying in bed while eating pudding and watching That 70s Show reruns.

While recovery time is definitely a part of your treatment, there’s a lot more that goes into wisdom teeth removal. It’s not as bad as it’s made out to be, for one. But learning as much as possible about the process is key before you undergo it yourself.

Not everyone needs it
The first thing to know is that not everyone will need their wisdom teeth removed. Some people get lucky and have their wisdom teeth come in without becoming impacted or causing other teeth to become crowded. You can learn whether you need your wisdom teeth removed while going to your regular exams with your dentist or orthodontist.

It’s not as painful as it’s made out to be
A good thing about wisdom teeth removal is that it’s far from the painful experience it’s made out to be on social media. While there is some discomfort after the surgery, our dentist can prescribe you with some pain meds to help you stay comfortable. As long as you take the medications and follow Dr. Brian Frandsen’s directions for post-op care, you won’t have too bad of a time with it.

You need to clean post-op
After your procedure is complete, you need to make sure that you are vigilant about cleaning your teeth and mouth. Otherwise, you run the risk of developing dry socket: a nasty infection that is painful.

To learn more about how you can prepare for your wisdom teeth removal in Grantsville, Utah, or to make an appointment at Frandsen Dental, call us today at 435-884-3002.