For some lucky people out there, wisdom teeth don't cause any trouble. In other cases, however, wisdom tooth eruption may cause pain, swelling, and discomfort. And, if the tooth doesn't have enough room to grow properly, it will push the other teeth out of their place, causing misalignments.
If your doctor recommended wisdom tooth removal, then you may want to know what to expect and how to manage your discomfort post-extraction. For example, are there any remedies that can speed up your recovery, such as pineapple juice?
Here's what you need to know.
What to Expect After Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth extraction is generally a simple procedure that will not keep you more than a few minutes in the dentist's chair.
It's normal to experience pain and discomfort for a couple of days after the extraction, but the symptoms will slowly go away. Your Ruston dentist will likely prescribe you OTC pain medication to help with the discomfort.
If you are looking for some more natural remedies, you may learn that pineapple juice can help with pain after tooth extraction. But, does it really work?
Can Pineapple Juice Help After Wisdom Tooth Removal?
This popular home remedy is not completely untrue, but that does not mean pineapple juice alone is effective. Online trends can make people try and do things without taking into account smaller but important details.
In this case, a lot of people seem to think that pineapple juice helps with swelling and pain after tooth removal.
What has been proven is that the enzyme the pineapple contains, called bromelain, helps the body fight pain and swelling. It's not the juice itself that helps with these symptoms, but the enzyme found in the fruit.
There have been studies that show bromelain to be effective, yet the results haven't been very conclusive.
Moreover, you would need to drink impressive amounts of pineapple juice for the bromelain to actually do anything and that can harm your health.
The juice contains tons of sugars and that can affect your teeth and lead to other oral health problems.
Now, since bromelain is the one that actually helps with the pain and not the juice itself, you can substitute the pineapple juice for the enzyme itself.
Is Your Wisdom Teeth Bothering You? Call Us Now!
The internet is full of tricks and tips that promise to get you back up on your feet in no time. Unfortunately, there aren't any silver bullets when it comes to your health, just consistency, and patience.
If your wisdom tooth is causing you pain or discomfort, get in touch with the team at Patrick Stuckey, DDS, and schedule an appointment with us. With us, you will get quality dental care in a comfortable and caring atmosphere. Moreover, we will teach you how to best manage your pain after extraction and how to speed up your recovery.
Contact us today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Patrick Stuckey.