Discomfort is normal when extracting your wisdom teeth and will be at its greatest as soon as the anesthetic wears off. You should take the prescribed painkillers as soon as you feel the discomfort beginning. If you wait until it is severe, the painkillers will not be effective. Any severe discomfort will usually last from 2 to 3 hours after which you should expect some mild to moderate discomfort. This should last no more than 3 to 4 days and will diminish each day. An ice pack applied to the face is a good way to relieve pain. If pain increases after it has begun to decrease, this is an indication of a problem and you should call me.
Understanding the Best Age to Get Braces for Kids
Even though children require orthodontic treatment for many reasons, parents often wonder if their kids are too young for braces. From crooked teeth to overlaps and even “bad bites,” braces for kids are being introduced early for a number of reasons. Below, we’ll outline the best age to get braces and why braces for kids can help to prevent more serious dental issues later in life.
5 Benefits of Having Braces at 40 or Older
When many of us think about wearing braces, we often picture our uncomfortable teenage years. While braces, head gear and retainers signified a middle-school era for many, the truth is orthodontics have benefits for every age group. In fact, more than one in four of every Canadian seeking orthodontic treatment is over the age of 21.