After thousands of wisdom tooth extractions for our Anderson, OH community, and observing the level of anxiety the idea creates in our patients, we wanted to address what to expect when during your wisdom tooth removal.
Why Remove Your Wisdom Teeth ?
Wisdom tooth removal is a very common procedure. Wisdom teeth, sometimes called third molars, are the last adult teeth to erupt, usually after reaching our 18th birthday.
Sometimes, wisdom teeth don’t have enough space to come in. As they force their way out, they push against your present teeth. This creates a great deal of pressure and many report wisdom tooth pain. Without proper room to come in, new wisdom teeth may also appear crooked or erupt inappropriately.
Are Wisdom Tooth Extractions Painful?
The short answer is, no! The technique has been performed and perfected by our team of periodontists for years. With modern advances in sedation dentistry and imaging technology, our team is able to anticipate patient’s needs, plan a precise procedure and ensure patients are calm and relaxed with very little pain.
In about nine out of ten cases, conscious sedation is actually used for wisdom tooth removal. This means that most people don’t even remember the procedure.
After the tooth has been removed, some bleeding and swelling may occur. You will be given detailed instructions on how to care for your extraction site after treatment including getting plenty of rest and maintaining balanced nutrition to help recuperate quickly. Your periodontist will remain in contact throughout to ensure that recovery is proceeding well.