If you are curious about what to expect when gettin your wisdom teeth removed, we at The Good Dentist can help explain things.
The very last adult teeth to erupt in your mouth are your back molars, often referred to as wisdom teeth. They usually develop on the upper and bottoms sides of your mouth, around the ages of 17 and 21. Unfortunately, some people do not have enough space in their mouths to fit wisdom teeth without displacing their existing teeth. This can cause several issues.
Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical treatment done at The Good Dentist that removes one or even more wisdom teeth, which are the four lifelong adult teeth positioned at the upper and bottom rear ends of your mouth. Let’s take a look at what to expect while having wisdom teeth extracted:
The operation may be performed in the office by Dr. Ostromecki or Dr. Max. But, if your tooth is badly affected or the extraction necessitates a complex surgical procedure, your dentist may refer you to a dental surgeon. Aside from numbing the region with local anesthesia, your surgeon may recommend sedation to make you more relaxed throughout the treatment.
Before extracting a wisdom tooth, our team will administer a local anesthetic to numb (sedate) the region where the tooth will be removed. Strong anesthesia may be required, mainly if some or all of your wisdom teeth are being extracted at the very same operation. A local anesthetic relieves discomfort throughout the body and puts you to rest throughout the surgery. To be ready for the anesthesia, your dentist will most likely advise you not to consume after midnight before the operation.
To extract the wisdom teeth, Dr. Ostromecki or Dr Max will start opening the gum tissue above the molar and remove any bone concealing the tooth. Next, the doctor will detach the tissue that connects the tooth to the bone before extracting the tooth. To make removal simpler, the doctor may chop the tooth into tiny chunks.
You may require sutures once the tooth is extracted. Most stitches disintegrate with time, while others must be taken after some days. The dentist will advise you whether or not your stitches should be taken. A folding cotton gauze pad put over the incision will assist in stopping the bleeding.