Cause for Wisdom Teeth Removal
While every patient is different, there are a few common reasons for wisdom teeth removal. Our team may recommend you have your wisdom teeth removed if they are:
- Causing your teeth to shift
- Damaging your gums
- Erupting at an angle
- Impacted beneath your gumline
What To Expect
We understand that having your wisdom teeth extracted can be a bit daunting. To eliminate as much stress as possible, we will go over your customized treatment plan in precise detail. On the day of treatment, you will be administered an anesthetic to keep you relaxed and at ease throughout the procedure. After our team has successfully removed your wisdom teeth, you will remain in the chair to give the effects of the anesthesia some time to wear off and we will send you home with detailed instructions for the few days following treatment. Ensure you have alternative transportation planned as you will not be able to drive yourself home from your appointment.
Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQs
How long does wisdom teeth removal take?
The procedure itself typically takes about an hour. Impacted wisdom teeth may need to be removed in pieces, which can take a bit more time. Our team will take thorough X-rays and provide you with an estimated time frame during your consultation.
What is the recovery from a wisdom tooth extraction like?
Your gums will take several weeks to heal after your tooth extraction, but the discomfort should subside after a few days. Each patient heals differently and will be given specific aftercare instructions to follow.
What can I eat after my wisdom teeth removal?
We recommend soft foods similar to mashed potatoes, soup, and yogurt for the few days immediately following treatment. Ensure you avoid drinking through a straw as this can cause dry socket—a painful complication caused by your blood clot being dislodged and exposing the nerve.