While some people will never develop wisdom teeth in their life, they most commonly appear between the ages of 17 and 25. There are many reasons you may need to get your wisdom teeth removed, including tight spacing, misalignment, decay, and impaction. If you need to get your wisdom teeth removed, here is what you can expect before, during, and after the wisdom tooth removal process.
What to Expect Before Wisdom Teeth Removal
Your local dentist will recommend a dental surgeon for the procedure. Prior to having your wisdom teeth removed, you will meet with your surgeon to go over your medical history and schedule a surgery date. During your appointment, your surgeon will discuss the surgery process with you, answer all your questions, and have you make your post-op plans, such as taking off work and arranging for someone to drive you home.
What to Expect During Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth surgeries typically take less than an hour. Depending on your needs, you will receive one of three types of anesthesia. General anesthesia will make sure you are fully under for the entire procedure, while local anesthesia injects novocaine in the gums around your wisdom teeth to make the area numb. Lastly, sedation anesthesia will be used to relax you and even put you to sleep. You should not feel any pain while under these types of anesthesia, but in the rare instance that you happen to wake, you might feel tugging sensations.
What to Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal
Directly after the surgery is complete, you will rest for a bit in-office as the anesthesia wears off and you regain consciousness, then your family member/designated driver will drive you home. Your surgeon will provide you with specific post-op guidelines, but typically you will be instructed to eat only soft foods, stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activity, and rest for the remainder of the day.
Comfortable and Efficient Dental Services in Leesburg, FL
If wisdom teeth are causing you discomfort or shifting and require extraction, visit your local Leesburg, Florida dentist, Dr. Eddie Orobitg. For over 20 years, Eddie Orobitg, D.M.D. has treated the Leesburg community with quality dental health checkups and restorative procedures. Well-connected and respected, Dr. Orobitg can take care of your general dental needs and refer you to a reputable dental surgeon for safe and efficient wisdom teeth removal services.
To schedule your appointment, call 352-787-5919 today.