Wisdom teeth extractions are a fairly common procedure. Wisdom teeth often cause issues as they are attempting to protrude through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it means the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. Not only is this painful, but the tooth can also come in unevenly, or only emerge partially. This is when problems occur. Luckily, our experienced team at our Coral Gables dental office is here to make wisdom teeth extraction a painless and seamless process.
Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that can potentially cause problems, like infections, need to be removed. Extractions can range from a single tooth to removing all four wisdom teeth at once. Based on the preference of the doctor and/or the patient, a local anesthetic could be used to numb the areas where the teeth will be extracted. Others will prefer to go under a general anesthetic so that they will be sedated during the procedure.
The gum tissue around the wisdom tooth is cut open to reveal the tooth. The tooth is loosened by gripping it tightly and wiggling it back and forth until it can be lifted out of the gums. Sometimes a tooth may be impacted so tightly that it cannot be simply lifted out of the gums. In cases like this, the tooth will be broken up into pieces first before being removed. Depending on the incision and extraction site, sutures may be needed to close the area. Soluble sutures are the best option, which will dissolve on their own.
After the surgery, you will need to rest. You need to be driven home by a friend or family member because of the anesthesia. Your dentist will prescribe you pain medication, so if you become sore take as directed. Your dentist might also provide you with a cleaning solution to clean the extraction site.
If you are in need of a wisdom teeth extractions in Coral Gables, Fl look no further than Raymond D Kimsey DMD. Our experienced team is here to make your experience as painless and comfortable as possible. Contact our office for more information!