Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth — the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom. If a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow (impacted wisdom tooth), resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you’ll likely need to have it pulled.

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Preventative Extraction – Dr. Claudio Miro

Preventative Extraction – Dr. Claudio Miro
While it is difficult to predict future problems with impacted wisdom teeth. There are valid concerns as to why extract impacted wisdom teeth that aren't causing problems (asymptomatic).

Treatment stages:

  • Symptom-free wisdom teeth could still harbor disease.
  • May cause damage to other teeth and bone, or a cyst.
  • It can often be hard to get to and clean properly.
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction – Dr. Claudio Miro

Wisdom Teeth Extraction – Dr. Claudio Miro
Some dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth extraction even if impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems to prevent potential future problems.

Treatment stages:

  • Pain.
  • Damage to a nearby tooth or surrounding bone.
  • Complications with orthodontic treatments to straighten other teeth.

Things To Think About When Considering Wisdom Tooth Extraction

In most cases, wisdom tooth extractions don’t result in long-term complications. However, removal of impacted wisdom teeth occasionally requires a surgical approach that involves making an incision in the gum tissue and removing bone.

A wisdom tooth extraction is performed as an outpatient procedure. This means that you go home the same day. You will receive instructions dental staff on what to do before the surgery and the day of your scheduled surgery.

Your dentist or oral surgeon may use one of three types of anesthesia, depending on the expected complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction and your comfort level.

Once your wisdom teeth are extracted you may experience some discomfort and some other symptoms including light Bleeding in the first day after the removal. Swelling and bruising is normal and you may be able to manage pain with an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), or a prescription pain.

Can I smoke after my Wisdom teeth extraction?

If you smoke, don’t do so for at least 72 hours after surgery. Using tobacco products after oral surgery can delay healing and increase the risk of complications.

Will I have stitches in my mouth?

You may have stitches that dissolve within a few weeks or no stitches at all depending on the procedure.

Do I contact my dentist after the procedure?

Do I contact my dentist after the procedure?
If you need to schedule an appointment to have stitches removed or experience excessive bleeding, severe pain, swelling that worsens after 2 days or other complications.

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