There’s no need to be ashamed of wanting to look good while getting your wisdom teeth out. In fact, we think it’s a great idea! Just make sure to bring your makeup bag with you to the appointment.
Welcome to our comprehensive guide on whether or not you can wear makeup to get your wisdom teeth out. This procedure is generally done by an oral surgeon in an outpatient setting, which means you can go home the same day.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the molars (back teeth) that usually come in during the late teen years or early twenties. They got their name because they appear at a time when people are “wisdom” enough to handle them.
For many people, wisdom teeth don’t cause any problems and they can be left alone. But for others, wisdom teeth can crowd or damage other teeth, cause pain or infection, or grow in at an awkward angle. In these cases, wisdom teeth need to be removed.
When do wisdom teeth come in?
Wisdom teeth start to form in the back of the mouth around age 10 and continue to develop until they come in – or “erupt” – usually around age 18. So, if you’re getting your wisdom teeth out, you’re not alone! Most people have their wisdom teeth removed at some point.
While some people never have any problems with their wisdom teeth and don’t need to have them removed, others may have wisdom teeth that come in crooked, or only part way. Wisdom teeth that grow in crooked or only part way can cause all sorts of problems. They can crowd or damage other teeth, they can trap food and plaque and be hard to clean, and they can even grow into the jawbone causing pain. If any of these things happen, you may need to see an orthodontist or oral surgeon to have your wisdom teeth removed.
Why do people get wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and appear in the back of your mouth. They typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Because they are the last teeth to come in, there is often not enough room in your mouth for them. This can cause them to become impacted, or stuck beneath the gum line. When wisdom teeth become impacted, they can cause pain, crowding of other teeth, and infection. Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure that can help to prevent these problems.
Can you wear makeup to get your wisdom teeth out?
It’s perfectly fine to wear makeup to your wisdom teeth appointment. In fact, we recommend that you do! Wearing makeup will help you feel more like yourself and will give you a boost of confidence.
How to prepare for wisdom teeth removal
Preparing for your wisdom teeth removal is just as important as the actual procedure. Here are a few things you can do to make sure everything goes smoothly.
-Wash your hair the night before or the morning of surgery so it’s out of your way.
-If you wear makeup, apply it after you’ve brushed your teeth on the day of surgery. This way, you won’t have to worry about getting makeup in your mouth or on your gauze following the procedure.
-Wear comfortable clothing that won’t irritate your face or get in the way of any post-operative instructions. Avoid wearing a lot of jewelry, as well.
-Arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery, as you will not be able to drive yourself. Make sure this person is available to stay with you for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
What to expect after wisdom teeth removal
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed in their late teens or early twenties, but the exact timing depends on when they erupt. The surgery is usually done under local anesthesia, which numbs the area around your teeth. You may also be given a sedative to help you relax.
After the surgery, your mouth will be sore and you’ll need to take it easy for a few days. You’ll also need to eat soft foods and use ice packs to reduce swelling. Recovery times vary, but most people feel back to normal within a week or so.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. They are called wisdom teeth because they usually come in (erupt) when you are a little older and “wiser” than when your other baby teeth and adult teeth come in. Most people have four wisdom teeth — one in each corner of the mouth on the top and bottom. But it’s possible to have more, fewer, or no wisdom teeth at all. It’s also possible for only some of them to come in.
Wisdom teeth can be a real problem if they don’t have enough room to come in or if they come in at an angle. When this happens, they are called impacted. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. They are also difficult to clean properly, which increases your risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
If you have wisdom teeth that are causing problems, your dentist or oral surgeon may recommend having them removed — a procedure called wisdom tooth extraction. In most cases, wisdom tooth extractions are performed by oral surgeons who specialize in this type of procedure.
You may be able to wear makeup after your Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure however it is best recommended that you wait 24 hours post-op before applying anything to your face including makeup