So your oral surgeon has recommended that you get your wisdom teeth removed. On your list of concerns for the procedure, pain may be near the top. Many patients experience pre-op nerves and concerns about the pain during and after the procedure. Questions you may have may include concerns about pain both during and after the procedure. Am I going to feel anything during my surgery? Will the pain afterwards be difficult to bear?
Wisdom tooth removal is a routine procedure, and our surgeons have performed thousands of wisdom teeth removals. You should feel free to discuss any concerns or bring up any questions you may have regarding your procedure with your surgeon during your consultation. They are there to provide you with the best possible care and want you to be completely confident going into your procedure.
First off, as far as pain during the procedure goes, you will either have local anesthetic and intravenous (IV) sedation to ensure you are serene and that you feel no discomfort during your surgery. We are committed to making sure you are comfortable during your procedure. If you have any questions about sedation, do not hesitate to ask us.
During the procedure, once you are completely sedated, your oral surgeon will create a small incision in the gum line to access the wisdom teeth. He or she will then gently remove the teeth through the incision. Sometimes, if the case is more complex, it may be necessary for your oral surgeon to remove the teeth in small pieces.
After the surgery, your doctor will close the incisions with sutures that dissolve after your gums are healed. Do not be concerned if some bleeding or swelling happens in the days following the procedure; it is to be expected. Your doctor will provide you with a prescription for medication to manage any pain or discomfort you may experience in the days following your procedure.
Ice is often helpful once you’ve returned home for reducing any swelling you may experience. Rest is also essential, especially when you first return home from your procedure. We find that patients typically can return to their routines one to three days following their surgery. Patient comfort and safety are the top priorities throughout treatment.
If your dentist recommends your wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth removed or you’d like a consultation to learn more about wisdom teeth removal, give us a call at 1-800-NEW-LOOK. We have several Tampa Bay area locations including offices in Palm Harbor, Spring Hill, and Trinity.
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