Wisdom teeth removal happens for two general reasons: either the wisdom teeth have already become impacted, or the wisdom teeth could potentially become problematic if not extracted. Potential problems caused by the presence of properly grown-in wisdom teeth include infections caused by food particles easily trapped in the jaw area behind the wisdom teeth where regular brushing and flossing is difficult and ineffective. Such infections may be frequent, and cause considerable pain and medical danger. Another reason to have a wisdom tooth removed is if the tooth has grown in improperly, causing the tongue to brush up against it. If you have questions or concerns about your wisdom teeth,
Day surgery is typically what is required for wisdom teeth removal and is done under local anesthetic and sedation. Once the procedure is complete, patients are quickly on their way to recovery.
Recovery time varies from patient to patient but ultimately depends on the attention placed on the recovery period. Following the practices below will ensure a quick recovery from wisdom tooth extractions.
- Restrict your activities.
- Avoid touching the wound area.
- Do not vigorously rinse your mouth.
- Apply ice to your cheeks outside the surgery site.
- Remove the gauze surgical pad 30 minutes after your surgery.
- Take the prescribed pain medications as soon as you begin to feel discomfort.
- We are a phone call away, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Are you feeling anxious about your upcoming Wisdom Teeth removal? We understand that dental procedures can be daunting, which is why Bells Corners Family Dentistry offers stress-free and affordable wisdom tooth removal with IV sedation.
IV sedation is a safe and effective option for patients who experience anxiety during dental procedures. This sedation technique involves administering medication intravenously to help patients achieve an extremely relaxed state while breathing on their own. Our goal is to significantly reduce anxiety and make the dental experience comfortable and pain-free. Patients are responsive to commands but have no memory of the surgery.
IV sedation is not appropriate for those with anxiety around having an IV started or those who want to be put completely to sleep. In that case, general anesthesia would be required.
In addition to alleviating anxiety, IV sedation is also beneficial for patients with a low pain threshold or who are sensitive to dental pain. The medication can help minimize or eliminate any pain or discomfort associated with the procedure.
At Bells Corners Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with the most comfortable and stress-free dental experience possible. If you need your wisdom teeth removed and suffer from dental anxiety, rest assured that we have the solution with IV Sedation. Don’t let fear hold you back from achieving optimal dental health. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.