We all know that going to the dentist can be a bit of a pain, but did you know that you can actually make it worse by wearing makeup? That’s right, if you’re getting your wisdom teeth out, you should definitely avoid wearing any makeup at all.
Why, you ask? Well, for one thing, it can actually get in the way of the dentist doing their job. Makeup can also increase the risk of infection, which is the last thing you want
During your surgery, your anesthesiologist will numb your entire mouth. You’ll be given a local anesthetic to numb the area around your teeth and gums. You may also be given a sedative to help you relax.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that appear in the back of your mouth, typically around your late teens or early twenties. For some people, these teeth erupt without any problems. But for others, wisdom teeth can cause pain and crowding, and may need to be removed.
If you’re scheduled for wisdom teeth extraction, you may be wondering if you can wear makeup to your appointment. Here’s what you need to know.
Why do people get their wisdom teeth removed?
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed because they are impacted, meaning they are growing in at an angle and pressing against other teeth. If wisdom teeth are not removed, they can cause problems with your other teeth, including pain, decay, and crowding.
The procedure for getting wisdom teeth removed
The procedure for getting wisdom teeth removed is generally the same, regardless of whether or not you wear makeup. First, the area around your wisdom teeth will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Once you are numb, your dentist or oral surgeon will make an incision in your gums to expose your wisdom teeth. Next, your wisdom teeth will be removed by either being pulled out or cut out. Finally, the incisions in your gums will be closed with sutures and you will be given gauze to bite down on to help stop the bleeding.
Can you wear makeup to get your wisdom teeth removed?
There are a few things to consider before answering this question. First, it is important to understand that wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure. As such, there are certain guidelines that should be followed in order to ensure the safety of the patient. Makeup is not typically allowed in surgery because it can harbor bacteria that could potentially lead to infection. In addition, patients are usually required to remove all piercings before surgery, and this includes anything on the face, such as lip or tongue piercings.
That being said, every surgery is different, and it is always best to consult with your dentist or oral surgeon before your procedure. They will be able to give you specific instructions on what you should and should not do in order to ensure a successful surgery.
After the procedure – what to expect
The following are some common postoperative instructions. It is important that you follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and to avoid any complications.
-Do not drink through a straw for at least 24 hours.
-Do not smoke for at least 24 hours.
-Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours.
-Do not brush your teeth vigorously or use a toothpick for at least 24 hours.
-Do not eat hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for at least 24 hours (including chewing gum).
-Limit yourself to soft foods and liquids (such as soup, mashed potatoes, pudding, ice cream, oatmeal, eggs) for the first day or two after surgery.
-Aspirin and products containing aspirin should be avoided for at least 72 hours following surgery as they may promote bleeding.
-If you must vomit after surgery, do so cautiously to avoid dislodging the blood clots that have formed in the surgical sites.
-A moderate amount of bleeding is normal immediately after surgery. You may see some redness in your saliva for the first few days. To help control bleeding, bite on gauze pads placed over the surgical areas for 30 to 45 minutes at a time (do not chew on the gauze pads). You may change them as needed but continue this process until the bleeding has diminished significantly (usually 3 to 4 times).
-You will generally be able to return to school or work within a day or two following surgery unless your work is particularly strenuous (in which case you should wait until you have more energy).
FAQs about wisdom teeth removal
Just about everyone gets their wisdom teeth removed at some point. It’s a very common procedure, and there’s no need to be nervous about it. In fact, it’s usually a pretty straightforward and easy process. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about wisdom teeth removal:
Can I wear makeup to my appointment?
Yes, you can wear makeup to your wisdom teeth removal appointment. However, we recommend that you avoid putting any makeup on the area around your mouth, as this could cause irritation.
Do I need to see an oral surgeon?
An oral surgeon is a dentist who specializes in surgery of the mouth, teeth, and jaws. You may need to see an oral surgeon if your wisdom teeth are impacted or if you have any other complications that will make the procedure more difficult.
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
Wisdom teeth removal is usually covered by dental insurance. However, you should check with your provider to be sure. Some insurance plans may only cover part of the cost, so you may have to pay some out-of-pocket expenses.
What can I expect after the procedure?
After having your wisdom teeth removed, you will likely feel some discomfort and soreness in your mouth. This is normal and should go away within a few days. You may also have some swelling in your cheeks for the first few days. Be sure to take it easy and rest as much as possible so that you can heal properly.
No, you should not wear makeup to get your wisdom teeth out. You will be given a surgical mask to wear during the procedure, and it is important that your face is clean so that the mask can fit properly. Makeup can also interfere with the anesthesia and increase your risk of infection.