The dentist or oral surgeon will take a panoramic X-ray of your jaw to evaluate the location of your wisdom teeth. The area of the wisdom teeth will be anesthetized and the dentist or oral surgeon will remove the teeth. In some cases IV sedation or nitrous oxide is recommend for the more complex treatment.
It’s recommended to pull all of them at the same time, however, your dentist will determine the risk and benefits involved with your treatment.
It depends on the complexity of the treatment and the complication of the surgery. The dentist will notify you before the surgery.
It depends on the location of wisdom teeth and type of the impaction and how fast your body heals. But usually swelling is normal for a few days after the extraction and icing the area in the first 24 hours will help decrease the swelling later.
There are different of types of relaxation methods that your dentist can recommend you before the surgery such as taking oral medication the night before, or nitrous oxide and IV sedation during your treatment. You and your dentist or oral surgeon will decide what options would be best for your comfort.
Depending on the presence or absence of infection, antibiotics may or may not be prescribed by your dentist or oral surgeon either before or after the extraction appointment for 5-10 days.
Your oral surgeon and their team will send you home with a packet of instructions and some extra gauze after your appointment but these are some example of post operative instructions:
Your dentist will make an appointment 5 to 7 days after the extraction to evaluate the process of healing of the area of the extraction in order to make sure there are no infections or swelling or pathology.
If you have any questions regarding your appointment, feel free to call us. We’d be happy to assist you.
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