What to Expect When Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
Whether your doctor recommended that it is time to have your wisdom teeth removed or the pain is getting too much to endure, the idea of undergoing a tooth extraction can be intimidating
Before you have your wisdom teeth removed, your dentist will have a detailed discussion with you. You'll be discussing your medical history, any health issues you have, any medications or drugs
You will also be discussing the type of anesthesia
- Local: A shot of a local anesthetic will numb your mouth during the surgery. You may even receive nitrous oxide to help you relax during the surgery.
- IV Sedation: In addition to numbing your mouth, you'll receive an injection in your arm to make you drowsy. You may feel extremely relaxed or
doze off during the procedure.
- General: You'll either breathe a gas through a mask or receive an injection that will put you to sleep through the entire procedure. You may not wake up for at least an hour or so afterward.
The wisdom tooth extraction surgery generally lasts around 45 minutes. The dentist may have to make an incision through the gums or bone to remove the teeth. In this case, the
Most people experience little pain after
If you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, consider visiting Coastal Periodontics in Portsmouth, NH, for a consultation today.