Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
in Greeley, CO
Our office specializes in wisdom teeth removal, with the latest technology for a streamlined, safe procedure and we offer a variety of sedation options to ensure your comfort. We know that wisdom teeth removal can seem scary—but don’t worry—we’re here to offer the best treatment possible. See how our process works below.
1. Making Sure You’re Comfortable
On the day of your wisdom tooth surgery, you will come into our office at your scheduled time and we will go over the procedure process one more time before prepping for your surgery. You will need to have another person drive you to and from your appointment since sedation will be given.
One of our dentists will use one of the three types of anesthesia, dependent on the expected complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction and your comfort level. Our options include:
Your dentist will administer local anesthesia with one or more injections near the site of the extraction. Before you receive injections, your dentist will likely apply a numbing solution to your gums so you won't feel it. With this option, you would be awake during your wisdom tooth extraction. You would feel some pressure and movement, but you wouldn't experience any pain.
Your dentist will give you sedation anesthesia through an intravenous (IV) line in your arm. With this option, you won't feel any pain and you will have limited memory of the procedure. You'll also receive local anesthesia to numb your gums.
In special situations, you may be offered general anesthesia. This can be in the form of gas that is inhaled through your nose, or have a line of IV in your arm, or both. The surgical team will closely monitor your medication, breathing, temperature, fluids and blood pressure. You'll experience no pain and have no memory of the procedure.
2. Extraction Process
Once you are sedated, your dentist will make an incision in your gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone. They will then remove the bone that blocks access to the tooth root. If needed, the dentist will divide the tooth into sections to make it easier to remove. Once they have removed your tooth, the dentist will clean the site of the removed tooth of any debris from the tooth or bone.
They will then stitch the wound closed to promote healing, though it isn’t always necessary. As a final step, they will place gauze over the extraction site to control bleeding and to help a blood clot form.Learn About Wisdom Tooth Removal Aftercare
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