Painless Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Some people are lucky and have room in the jawline for the tooth to grow in naturally, while others run into trouble, as the tooth does not fit, and must be extracted. For comfortable, painless wisdom tooth extraction, Complete Dentistry is here for you.

Why do I need my wisdom teeth extracted?

If you are one of the many people who do not have room for another permanent molar, an extraction is necessary.

With not enough room to “erupt” through the gums, these teeth can be a dental problem that must be resolved correctly. The problems associated with wisdom teeth include:

  • Partially erupted, prone to decay and infection due to trapped food and debris.
  • Grow in at an angle, pushing against the nearby molars
  • Grow in at an angle to the back of the jawline
  • Grow at a right angle within the gum, lying horizontally in the gums, causing pain 

What is an impacted wisdom tooth?

When the wisdom tooth is unable to fit into the jaw, it is left stuck below the surface, called “impacted.” This situation must be addressed as soon as possible, removing the tooth to avoid infection, decay, and gum disease, along with pain, swelling, infection, and discomfort. 

What is the procedure?

When the wisdom tooth cannot be simply extracted, a surgical approach is used. The patient will be resting comfortably in a dental chair, totally without pain, due to intravenous medication that makes the process free from any anxiety or pain. Once the anesthesia is administered and the patient comfortably unaware of the procedure, an incision is placed in the gum to expose the tooth root. Depending on how and where the tooth is lodged, it will be removed.

It may need to be divided into sections to be removed. Once the entire tooth is removed, the area is cleansed to ensure no debris remains, and sutures placed to close the incision site when needed. Gauze is placed over the site to control any bleeding and allow a blood clot to form. You will become aware when the procedure is complete, and will not remember any of the details, in most cases.

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What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth are removed?

The recovery from wisdom teeth extraction is typically uneventful. Initially, the area may bleed, and you will need to replace the gauze so a blood clot can form. You must avoid excessive spitting or drinking through a straw in the early stage of healing. You may need pain medication, either over-the-counter or prescription, depending on the extent of your procedure.

You can apply a cold pack to the area to help relieve pain and swelling, which typically fades within two to three days. After your procedure, take the time to rest and recover, and avoid strenuous activities for about one week. Stay hydrated with healthy drinks, and avoid any hot drinks, caffeinated, or carbonated liquids for at least a week.

Eat soft foods while your gums heal, such as yogurt or applesauce, and avoid any spicy, hard, or chewy foods that could cause a problem. You should not brush or rinse your mouth for 24 hours. Rinse with salt water after brushing or eating. The stitches (if applied) dissolve on their own. If you have any concerns, our team at Complete Dentistry is always nearby and available for help.

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Why choose Complete Dentistry?

At Complete Dentistry, our team of dental professionals uses cutting edge technology and techniques for comfortable, effective wisdom teeth extraction. Our doctors are continuously engaged in advancing their techniques with continuing education, staying abreast of next-generation advancements in the dental arts. We believe our patients deserve a seamless, painless experience, and extractions performed with the best surgical techniques.

While other dental offices may be focused on profits and treating the maximum number of patients as quickly as possible to increase the bottom line, at Complete Dentistry, we put people first. We want to make it easy for nearby families to get everything they need for every member of the family, including wisdom teeth extraction, all in one place – and enjoy great care and even better service.

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