What is meant by wisdom tooth extraction?
Wisdom teeth are the third molars that are found on each side of the upper and lower jaw. They are the last teeth to erupt and often do not erupt but remain below the gumline. Impacted, or crowded, teeth that have not erupted cause pain and swelling. The dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon will extract the tooth for the patients' comfort. The extraction of a wisdom tooth takes from ten minutes to one hour.
Are wisdom teeth extractions painful?
Local anaesthesia is injected before a wisdom tooth is extracted. Patients will not feel pain during the procedure. Anxious patients are given a sedative before the procedure.
What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth extractions?
It takes up to three weeks to completely recover from a wisdom tooth extraction.
When can I travel by air after having wisdom teeth extracted?
Patients can travel by air two days after having wisdom teeth extracted, after consulting with their dentist or surgeon.
What care is required after having wisdom teeth extracted?
Patients should take all prescribed medications correctly. They should gently rinse their mouth with salt water frequently. They should not rinse their mouths or brush their teeth vigorously for a few days. Patients should sleep with their head elevated. They should avoid vigorous exercise and lifting heavy objects for at least a week. They should use ice packs to reduce any swelling. They should not eat very hot or very cold food for a few days.
Why do tourists visit Malta?
Malta is a sunny Mediterranean country with a rich history and culture. The Knights of Malta built hospitals and churches in Malta and many of these buildings are beautifully preserved. The Saint John's Cathedral in the country’s capital Valletta is one of the most elaborately decorated churches in the world. Malta has its own local cuisine and restaurants serving international fare. The climate in Malta is mild throughout the year. Malta is well-known for performing arts and hosts arts festivals, music festivals and ballet performances. Malta has large shopping malls and small stores selling souvenirs and local Maltese arts and crafts. Accommodation options include luxury hotels, budget hotels, villas, farm stays, bed and breakfasts and apartments.
Why do International patients visit Malta?
Malta has a history of offering high quality medical services for patients. The Knights of Malta also called the Knights Hospitaller established hospitals in Jerusalem and other parts of Europe, including Malta, to care for the sick and ailing. Today, Malta has well-equipped hospitals and private clinics that offer high quality healthcare services at affordable prices for overseas patients. All staff and doctors speak at Maltese hospitals and clinics English.
Does Malta have international airports?
All Maltese islands are served by the Malta International Airport.
What are the visa requirements for patients travelling for medical treatments to Malta?
There is no specific visa for patients travelling for medical treatments to Malta. Patients can get short stay visas to travel for treatments to Malta. Details on how to obtain a short stay visa to Malta are available at the website: https://identitymalta.com/visa-types-validity/
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