During the initial consultation, Alexandra Hills Dental will ask you questions about your medical and dental history. This will include medications, supplements and vitamins that you are currently taking. Your Dentist will also take an X-Ray and examine your teeth beneath the surface of your gum line.
The X-Ray images will help show your teeth relationship to one another, especially your wisdom teeth. This imaging test will also help our dental staff determine the relationship between your jawbone, teeth, sinuses, and other important areas.
The X-Ray can also help us determine problems with your lower jaw, lip, teeth and chin in relationship to a regional nerve. It is also a way for us to confirm that you do not have gum disease.
Special Instructions Before Teeth Pulling
If you have a cough or other cold symptoms, the dentist might delay the extraction for a while. You are strongly advised not to smoke while you are in the process of healing as it can increase dry socket occurrences, which can be painful!