There is a lot of anxiety associated with getting a wisdom tooth extracted. Performing thousands of these extractions over the years we know that it comes with the territory. So rest assured we are prepared to make this often necessary surgery an uneventful, comfortable experience for you overall.

Before removing a wisdom tooth, we will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. Wisdom teeth extractions do not need to be a stressful, fearful experience. If you have a high level of anxiety prior to the procedure, a pre-medication “sleep dentistry” might be used, especially if several or all of your wisdom teeth will be removed at the same time. The pre-medication will make you groggy or cause you to sleep through the procedure, but the benefit is that you will have a pain free, comfortable experience.

When Do Wisdom Teeth Come In?

When do wisdom teeth come in? Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that come in at the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and we will spot them on X-Rays if you regularly receive checkups and cleanings. Most people have them removed for one of these reasons:

Dry Socket And Wisdom Teeth Recovery

Most people have little to no pain after surgery. Swelling and mild discomfort is very common for up to 72 hours after the procedure. Your mouth may need a few weeks to completely heal.

Here are some tips for the first 3 days after surgery and to avoid the worst possible side effect of the procedure, a dry socket: