The wisdom teeth extraction procedure

Wisdom Teeth ExtractionThe process usually can be complete in the comfort of the dentist office and under the provisions of local anesthesia. Naturally, where and how we perform the wisdom teeth extraction depends on a few factors. These factors include the condition of the teeth themselves, how many teeth we need to remove and if there is a complication or infection. Typically, if the patient is having all wisdom teeth extracted at the same time, we recommend that the patient be referred to an Oral Surgeon. If there is an infection, the dentist will order antibiotics so the infection can be cleared up. We do not perform a wisdom teeth extraction surgery with an active infection. If the patient has an infection, then the patient can expect to have the process pushed back a few days.

To remove wisdom teeth, we will cut open the gum tissue and expose the tooth and bone. Any bone covering the tooth will also need to be removed. If the tooth is connected to the bone, we will remove the connecting tissues in order to remove the tooth itself. During a wisdom teeth extraction surgery, we often have to cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove. Once we remove all the pieces of the wisdom tooth, we will close up the opening with self-dissolving stitches. The stitches will dissolve after a couple of days.

Pain medication and gauze to place over the site will be prescribed by Elizabeth H Guerrero DDS, and you can expect to have discomfort for a few days after your wisdom teeth have been removed.

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