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Wisdom Teeth Extraction & Sedation

When someone has decaying or impacted wisdom teeth, extraction is often recommended. Many people are scared to have a tooth removed, but your dentist will administer general anesthesia so that you are completely pain-free and unaware during the surgery. Post-op care is incredibly important to your results, so make sure to discuss the aftercare plan with your oral surgeon. A small to moderate amount of bleeding is normal during the first few hours after your procedure. Make sure you have someone to drive you home after your appointment as you will be unable to operate a vehicle.

You may also be prescribed pain medication to alleviate discomfort while your mouth heals. Swelling will be most severe 1 – 2 days after the surgery and then continue to improve over the following weeks. Antibiotics can be prescribed to prevent infection; you should also continue brushing and rinsing your mouth very gently to keep it clean without opening or irritating the wounds. Stick to eating softer, bland foods that will not hurt or burn your mouth such as ice cream, Jell-O, mashed potatoes, and apple sauce. Depending on what kind of stitches your dentist uses, they will either dissolve on their own or need to be removed in the office.

Wisdom Teeth Surgery Recovery Tips

Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing.

Don’t smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously.

Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours.

Follow the diet your
dentist suggests.

Schedule a Wisdom Teeth Consultation

Wisdom tooth extraction is common when a tooth becomes impacted or infected beyond the point of treatment. Extraction is used to prevent future issues due to the infection or impaction worsening. Our Davie dentistPlantation dentist, or Tamarac dentist can help guide you through the entire process from the initial consultation to your post-surgery care plan. Impacted wisdom teeth often grow at an angle and do not have enough room to grow properly among your other teeth, resulting in issues such as:

  • Trapped food & bacteria
  • Mouth & gum disease
  • Cysts, abscesses & tooth decay
  • Damage to nearby teeth or bones

Our team goes above and beyond to provide a safe, comfortable, and positive experience for every single patient. From wisdom tooth extraction to routine exams, we provide multiple specialties under one roof. We are open on Saturdays and currently accepting new patients of all ages. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!