Absent or dislodged blood clot at the extraction site after surgery.
Yellow or white discharge from the extraction site.
Persistent pain and swelling.
Throbbing pain in the gum or jaw.
Persistent, heavy bleeding that does not subside over time.
Unpleasant smell or taste in the mouth.
Numb the Pain
Wisdom teeth extraction begins with the doctor injecting the patient with a local anesthetic to numb them to the pain of the procedure.
Cut Into the Gum
The doctor will then cut into the gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone, making sure to remove any bone blocking access to the tooth root.
Depending on how severely impacted the tooth is, the tooth may be divided into sections to be removed little by little.
The wound may or may not need stitches, and the doctor will pack gauze over the extraction site to control bleeding and to aid in the formation of a blood clot.
Expertise and Experience
Our dental team at Dental Design Studio of Gilbert boasts extensive expertise in wisdom teeth extraction. With years of experience, we have successfully handled a myriad of cases, ensuring a smooth and efficient extraction process.
Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We understand that dental procedures, especially extractions, can be anxiety-inducing. Our team adopts a patient-centric approach, providing empathetic and compassionate care.
Personalized Treatment Plans
We recognize that each patient is unique, and so are their dental needs. Our team customizes treatment plans tailored to address your specific concerns and ensure the best possible outcome for your wisdom teeth extraction.
Dental Design Studio of Gilbert is equipped with modern and advanced dental facilities, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care during your wisdom teeth extraction.
Will I be able to drive myself home after wisdom teeth extraction?
This varies from person to person and the type of anesthesia used. Some patients who were only under a local anesthetic may feel alert enough to drive back home after their procedure, while some may not. However, those who have undergone general anesthesia will need to make arrangements for someone to drive them to and from the operation.
Will I be in pain after wisdom teeth extraction?
You should expect some pain and discomfort following the procedure. However, this is generally manageable through administering ice packs and taking over-the-counter pain relievers. The dentist may prescribe you antibiotics, depending on the severity of your procedure.
What can I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?
You may not have much of an appetite after getting your wisdom teeth extracted. Still, it is essential to stay hydrated and eat well. Since you do not want to dislodge your blood clot or stitches, stick to soft, low- or no-chew foods for the first few days. Refrain from eating anything hot or hard. Do not drink from a straw or slurp too vigorously from a spoon.
How old do I need to be to have my wisdom teeth extracted?
Wisdom teeth can be extracted at any age, depending on the severity and type of impaction. However, complications are less likely in younger adults.
Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from my wisdom teeth extraction?
You should exercise caution to avoid dislodging your blood clot or stitches for the first week. This means avoiding smoking, spitting, drinking from a straw, or anything else that might disrupt your healing.