Wisdom tooth extraction focuses on the removal of one or more wisdom teeth surgically. Your dentist or an oral surgeon could do it, and it is an outpatient procedure that happens for about 45 minutes.
There are several reasons why your dentist will perform wisdom teeth removal procedure on you. Some of these reasons are:
Wisdom teeth at times do not come out normally as other molars. They can be trapped on your gums and cause a lot of discomforts. They could also grow towards the second molar or grow towards the back. Some of the complications that impacted teeth can cause are:
Before the actual procedure, our wisdom teeth surgery experts in Toronto East will discuss several things about it with you. They are going to ask about your medical history, and tell you if you will require other treatment procedures after the extraction.
They will also inform you of the number of wisdom teeth to be extracted or the type of anesthesia you will be receiving. Ensure you follow the given guidelines by your dentist.
Another appointment will then be scheduled for the extraction. During the extraction procedure, your dentist will give you anesthesia depending on the complexity level of the wisdom tooth extraction.
The following are some of the anesthesia options you will come across:
The medication will be administered either through an IV line or a gas mask for you to inhale the anesthesia. Your temperature, breathing and blood pressure are closely monitored throughout the procedure.
You will have no memory of the procedure. To relieve any post-operative discomfort, local anesthesia will be administered to you.
Your dentist will first numb your gums before injecting the local anesthesia near the place of extraction. You will be awake during the process, making you aware of the pressure and movements being made.
If you feel any discomfort tell your dentist to make the experience more pleasant for you.
An IV line is injected into your arm. The sedation is used to suppress your consciousness; you will be sleeping most of the time. This will make you have a limited memory of what happened during the procedure. The sedation together with local anesthesia will numb your gums, preventing pain.
After the sedation, your oral surgeon will start by making a small incision to your gums to expose the tooth and the root. Any bone limiting access to the root will then be removed. The tooth is then divided into sections for easier removal.
The socket is then cleaned and stitched if necessary. Gauze is then placed on the affected area to enhancing clotting and prevent excess loss of blood.