Are you considering getting your wisdom teeth removed? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, over 5 million people in the United States have their wisdom teeth removed each year!
But what happens after the surgery? Can you throw up?
Well, according to our research (and anecdotal evidence from our own lives), the answer is yes, you can throw up after wisdom teeth removal. In fact, it’s pretty common. So if you’re feeling queasy after your surgery, don’t worry, you’re not alone!
It is not uncommon to feel nauseated or even vomit after having wisdom teeth removed. In most cases, this is due to the anaesthesia and pain medication that is used during the procedure. It is important to drink plenty of fluids and eat soft, easily-digestible foods in order to avoid dehydration and help your body recover from the surgery. If you are feeling very ill, please contact your dentist or oral surgeon.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth typically appear in your late teens or early twenties. They are the backmost molars, located at the very back of your mouth. For some people, wisdom teeth come in without causing any problems. But for others, wisdom teeth can cause pain and crowding. They may need to be removed by a dentist or oral surgeon.
Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that adults get. They usually erupt (or break through the gums) in the late teens or early twenties. Often, there isn’t enough room in the mouth for wisdom teeth, which can crowd or damage other teeth. They may also grow in at an angle, which can cause problems. When this happens, they’re called impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth that don’t erupt fully or only partly erupt are more likely to get infected and cause pain. They may also damage adjacent teeth. For these reasons, many people have their wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon.
How is wisdom teeth removal performed?
Wisdom teeth removal is typically performed by an oral surgeon in an outpatient setting. The procedure generally takes between 30 minutes and one hour.
Local anesthesia is used to numb the area around the wisdom teeth and keep you comfortable during the procedure. Most people remain awake during wisdom teeth removal, although some may elect to have sedation anesthesia.
Once the area is numb, the oral surgeon will make small incisions in your gum tissue to expose the wisdom teeth. In some cases, the tooth may be extracted in one piece. In others, it may need to be broken into smaller fragments for removal.
After the teeth have been removed, the surgeon will clean the area and close the incisions with dissolvable stitches. A gauze pad will be placed over the extraction site to help stop any bleeding.
What are the risks of wisdom teeth removal?
There are several risks associated with wisdom teeth removal, including:
-Damage to nerves or blood vessels
- Excessive bleeding
If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your dentist or doctor immediately.
What are the after-effects of wisdom teeth removal?
You may experience some bleeding and swelling after your wisdom teeth are removed. Bleeding is usually heaviest for the first few hours, and then gradually decreases.
Swelling is usually at its worst for two to three days after surgery. You can reduce swelling by using ice packs or cold compresses for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day.
You may also have some numbness in your lips, tongue, and chin. This is caused by the anesthesia and should go away within a few hours.
Other common after-effects include:
How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth removal?
It usually takes a few days to a week to recover from wisdom teeth removal.Most people feel better within a few days and are back to their normal routine in a week.The recover time can be different for everyone. For some people, it may take longer to heal completely.
The answer to this question is that it depends on the individual. Some people may experience nausea and vomiting after wisdom teeth removal, while others may not. It is important to listen to your body and drink plenty of fluids if you are feeling nauseous. If you vomit more than a few times, or if you have a fever, you should contact your dentist or oral surgeon.