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Myth Busting: Wisdom Teeth Removal in Fort Lauderdale FL

 JJ Dental offers two convenient office locations in Fort Lauderdale & Lauderdale by the Sea.

Typically, wisdom teeth – the third set of molars emerging in the back of your mouth – pop up in between 17 and 25 years. Nevertheless, plenty of 30+ adults confront the problem of these unwelcomed guests, needing oral surgery. Today, our experts in wisdom teeth removal in Fort Lauderdale FL are here to bust some myths about wisdom teeth and explain to you some things about the removal procedure.

Wisdom Teeth Emergence is Painful

ANSWER: Not necessarily.

Most of the times, wisdom teeth are impacted – stuck in your jawbone or gums, making the entire situation painful. Typically, wisdom teeth get out at the wrong angle, pressing against your other teeth and thus causing pain. If the tooth grow all the way in the back of your mouth and you cannot correctly reach it for brushing, it may develop cavities, and thus become painful as well.

However, many adults report that they did not even know they had their wisdom teeth pop up, as the process was painless and without any signs or symptoms.

Our experts in wisdom teeth removal in Fort Lauderdale FL warn you about the necessity of the procedure in the situation where the wisdom tooth hurts your dental health and overall quality of life.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Fort Lauderdale FL is Painful

ANSWER: Not at all

As a type of oral surgery, wisdom teeth removal implies anesthesia. Sometimes local, sometimes in the shape of IV sedation or even general, anesthesia is mandatory. The only discomfort you will have to endure is the local injection you receive before the surgeon proceeds to the extraction of the crooked wisdom tooth.

The Healing Process takes forever

ANSWER: It can last for a couple of weeks

In some cases, people with low pain thresholds will feel the post-op jaw discomfort as an endless ordeal. If the surgery was long and complicated, the post-op recovery could last for days, or a couple of weeks (in the most severe of cases). Nevertheless, this is not the norm.

Typically, you will be out and about in a few days if you followed the doctor’s orders and respected the rules. They include:

  • Keep your head raised after the intervention and listen to your doctor about applying a cold compact on the swollen area;
  • Most likely, your dentist recommended you anti-inflammatory medication, painkillers, and perhaps anti-infection prevention pills. Take them as prescribed and do not treat yourself with the Internet or over-the-counter medication “you know it works best.”
  • If your specialist in wisdom teeth removal in Fort Lauderdale FL recommended you to apply gauze pads in your mouth to soak up some of the blood in the surgical area, follow the advice.
  • Get copious rest after the treatment; a couple of days off will do wonders for the healing process;
  • Stock up for soft, liquid foods, and don’t pretend to be a superhero; chewing will not be an option for a few days, so make sure you have warm soups, vegetable purees, smoothies, and sauces in the house. You should avoid aggravating the treated area or encouraging an infection. Therefore, soft foods will be your trusted companions during this journey.
  • NEVER eat or drink from a straw during the healing process;
  • DON’T SMOKE for a few days after the surgery;
  • Avoid brushing your teeth post-op for a couple of days; it is dreadful, but even rinsing and spitting can be a no-no in the first 48-72 hours after the wisdom teeth removal.

Our specialists in wisdom teeth removal in Fort Lauderdale FL recommend patients to come for an initial assessment of the situation. While the procedure is far less complicated and excruciating than its reputation, you should take it seriously. X-rays, a full dental checkup, and medical history will put both you and your dentist on the same page in respect to the best treatments you require.

 

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Laurie Duncan

“Dr John has been fantastic and I’m so glad that I have someone that I can truly trust with my dental care! I needed a new crown and bridge and couldn’t be happier with the results. They look so natural and perfect for me smile! I’ve also had a whitening treatment in house and was extremely pleased with the results. Their staff are all very friendly and caring, at both locations. I also appreciate how efficient and flexible they are with appointments.”

John Ingino

John Ingino

"Hands down the "BEST DENTIST" and office staff I have ever been to!!!!! The staff is friendly, I never wait, Dr. John would not let me leave until I was completely happy! NO PAIN at all...ever! Olga the Hygienist almost made me cry when she handed me a mirror! Look at my beautiful white smile!"

Kelly Roland

Kelly Roland

"I absolutely love this office. Starting from the front desk girls, they are always so friendly. I love having my teeth cleaned by Olga, she’s so gentle and yet so good, makes you want to go back for cleanings more often. Dr John is very nice, and professional. This office is great at educating you when dental work is needed, but never tries to pressure you into getting it done. Thank you for always making me feel welcome and cared for."

Adam Anthony

Adam Anthony

"First class service. Extremely professional, every one on staff was super nice & helpful. Appointment started on time, scheduling was flexible & easy. The facilities are clean and they are taking extra precautions during this time. Highly recommended!"

Alessandra Williams

Alessandra Williams

"JJ Dental is AWESOME, I promise after your first cleaning you’ll be hooked. Dr John is extremely talented, his service is excellent and the staff is very friendly. The best part is that I never feel pressured to get any work done, I am given my options but also told “ if it doesn’t hurt we can hold off for now.” I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new dentist."

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Insurance & Financing

At JJ Dental our insurance specialists deal directly with your insurance providers.

A thorough breakdown of your benefits allows us to give you the most accurate coverage estimate possible. Based on this information we can provide you with a plan that maximizes your benefits and minimizes your out of pocket expense. Once treatment has begun we will even submit the insurance claims on your behalf to eliminate any headaches for you. (See Accepted Insurance)

While a majority of insurance plans will cover a large percentage of preventative and restorative care, they rarely cover cosmetic procedures. For any procedures not covered or beyond your plans maximum benefit, we provide several payment options including cash, check, money order, and major credit cards. We also offer flexible, no interest monthly installment plans through care credit and lending club that help you get the treatment you need without a financial burden.

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We believe that there are three main considerations that you should be aware of when choosing a dentist.

Does the dentist care deeply about you and your dental health?

Is the dentist skilled enough to consistently provide the highest quality of dental care?

Does the dentist have the team and the tools available to provide you with the highest quality of care?

At JJ Dental our entire team is proud to be able to answer yes to each of these critical questions.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

  • 30 NE 3rd Street
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
    United States

  • 954-463-7262

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM
     

 

Lauderdale By The Sea

  • 3000 E Commercial Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
    United States

  • 954-491-1904

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 4PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM