A Complete Guide to the Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

August 17, 2017

When you reach a certain age, you might decide to have your wisdom teeth removed, or you may experience discomfort in a wisdom tooth and have to schedule a tooth extraction. In any case, we want you to know what to expect during your procedure. Being well-informed can bring you a degree of comfort and ease any jitters you might have about the extraction.

Anesthesia

On the day of your extraction, you’ll receive an anesthesia to numb the area being worked on to keep your pain to a minimum. Depending on your personal tastes and what we feel is the best fit for you, you’ll receive a local, sedation or general anesthesia. You’ll either be awake for the procedure, or you’ll be in a subdued conscious state where you won’t remember parts of the operation.

The Extraction

During the actual tooth extraction, Dr. Kejriwal will expose the tooth and gums by making an incision in the tissue of your gums before getting rid of any bone that might block access to the root of the tooth. Then, the tooth will be split into sections if doing so makes the extraction easier before the tooth is actually removed. The surgical site is then cleaned, and remaining fragments are taken care of. If necessary, the incision area is stitched up before gauze is placed over the cut.

The Healing Process

After the procedure, you might experience some bleeding, so make sure you have fresh gauze well on hand for when you need to change it out. You may need either ibuprofen or a prescription medication to manage any pain you experience after your procedure. To better manage inflammation and bruising, you can place an ice pack on your cheek.

For more information about wisdom tooth removal, or if you’d like to schedule an extraction, contact us at our offices at your earliest convenience. Remove your wisdom teeth in Cincinnati, OH today!

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