Wisdom teeth are painlessly removed when there is not enough room in the back of the mouth for them to grow in properly. This overcrowding can lead to serious oral problems in the future if left untreated. We also extract wisdom teeth when they “come in sideways” and become trapped, or impacted, in the jawbone.
If Dr. Smith determines that removing your wisdom teeth is the best solution in your situation, you can expect a hassle-free wisdom tooth procedure that minimizes pain and gets you on the road to healing quickly. Dr. Smith has been a trusted family dentist in Ellis County for over 20 years now, and he knows how to keep patients of all ages feeling comfortable throughout the process.
Because we at Main Street Dental Arts take a concierge approach to dentistry, we focus on the overall patient experience, including measures to counteract any anxiety you might be feeling. Based on your health history and preference, we offer a variety of different sedation options:
- Nitrous oxide is ideal if you are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety. You take in the gas through an inhaler and should begin to feel relaxed within minutes.
- Oral sedation will give you a mild to moderate level of sedation. This option makes you to feel more relaxed than you would with nitrous oxide alone.
In both cases, Dr. Smith also administers local anesthesia to numb the area around the teeth that will be extracted.
During and After the Procedure
Dr. Smith will painlessly expose the wisdom tooth and the bone around it during a wisdom teeth removal procedure. He will then remove any bone that is in the way and will divide the tooth into sections if this makes it easier to remove the tooth. Dr. Smith will painlessly remove the tooth, clean the area, and stitch it if needed. Gauze will be placed over the surgical site to control bleeding and to allow a blood clot to form.
It’s very important that you care for the surgical site at home. You will need to rest the entire day following surgery, avoid drinking from a straw in order to prevent dry socket (the disruption of the blood clot), and rinse with salt water instead of brushing your teeth. Dr. Smith will give you specific instructions on how to care for your mouth after surgery and will follow up with you to make sure you’re healing properly.
Still have questions about how we handle wisdom tooth removal in our Waxahachie dentist office? Then call us or contact us by online form to get quick answers and to schedule your wisdom tooth consultation.