Having all of your wisdom tooth removed in one sitting may enhance the risk of additional complications. It’s not uncommon that oral surgeons suggest the use of IV Sedation to decrease the quantity of stress on the patient during this kind of procedure.
The night before a tooth extraction you will need not to eat or drink anything after midnight. This will prevent any possible nausea or vomiting associated with the anesthetic. Unless IV Sedation is being used earlier than starting the process, the dentist will apply a local anesthetic to the area instantly across the tooth that is to be removed. This kind of anesthesia will allow the affected person to sleep through the procedure and make the surgeons job a bit easier as well. During the procedure, the dentist will use forceps to grip the tooth and pull it gently out of the mouth. If the tooth is being stubborn, the tooth will have to be surgically extracted. This will involve cutting the gum to remove the tooth and utilizing stitches to close the open wound. Once the tooth is removed, the area will be stitched using dissolvable stiches.
Pain and discomfort after a tooth replacement tends to last for two to three days. During this time, you should be taking any pain medication that might have been prescribed in addition to any antibiotics that were recommended. During recovery it is also imperative to avoid smoking and sucking on items such as straws. Doing so could dislodge the clot that has formed over the extracted tooth’s area. You should rinse the mouth out with salt water gently after your first day of recovery and after you have taken the gauze out. You should not disrupt the stitches by talking too much, eating hard foods, or rubbing the area with your tongue (though it may be tempting).
Dr. Martos and her experienced can help you have a painless and secure wisdom teeth procedure, feel free to call at at (305) 448-3896 to learn more.