Wisdom Teeth Removal
For wisdom teeth removal, look to the dental experts at Ocala Dental Care. Wisdom teeth derive their name as they typically are the last teeth to “erupt” in your mouth. This can occur when a patient is as old as 25. When wisdom teeth align properly and there are no issues with the gums, removal is not necessary. However, when they fail to erupt properly, grow in sideways, partially emerge or remain trapped below the gum, problems can arise which will necessitate their removal. The thought of having to have one or more of your teeth “pulled” is at the very least disconcerting to most people and having to have your wisdom teeth removed can be even more unsettling. However, at Ocala Dental Care our dentists are skilled in the techniques of wisdom teeth removal, and this procedure is routinely done with minimal discomfort to the patient. Pain should never be a major issue with an extraction. With various local and other anesthetics, we can ensure your complete comfort through the entire wisdom teeth removal process.
How to Prepare for Wisdom Tooth Removal
Because anesthesia is used, you will need to plan for someone to drive you the day of the surgery. It’s best to avoid eating or drinking in case you have a reaction to the anesthesia. Also, make sure your dentist knows of any prescription medications you take as you may need to skip them prior to surgery.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Process and Follow Up
Depending on the patient and the state of their wisdom teeth, the removal procedure is usually performed under a local anesthetic such as nitrous oxide, (laughing gas). In some cases, an oral sedative may also be used. Our dentists will explain all the options available to you as well as any possible complications or risks. When your wisdom teeth are removed the gum will be sutured and gauze placed over the area to absorb any bleeding. As with other procedures, patients will need a caregiver to bring them to and from our offices. A follow up appointment will be scheduled for about a week later for the removal of the sutures.
Following Your Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Unlike a simple extraction, most patients will feel some discomfort following wisdom tooth extraction. This will last several days. Depending on the severity of the extraction some patients may experience swelling in the area of tooth removal which can be addressed with ice packs. In the immediate days following the procedure, softer foods should be eaten, and spicy or hard chewy foods should be avoided. Your dentist will prescribe an appropriate post procedure pain medication for you based on the extent and difficulty of the extraction. In some cases, this may also include an antibiotic. Care should also be taken when brushing or flossing not to aggravate the area where the wisdom teeth were removed.
To learn more about wisdom tooth extractions and explore how you can have a healthier and more attractive smile, contact Ocala Dental Care today.
Why Choose Ocala Dental Care?
Onsite Dental Lab
Our in-house dental lab uses only quality materials for a host of treatments and procedures. Having a dental lab on-site allows us to offer a quick turnaround on procedures such as dentures, crowns, denture repair, and other services.
One Stop Shop
Ocala Dental Care's dental lab is a one-stop shop for all your dental needs. Be it crafting new prosthetics or repairing your existing dentures on the same day, we offer comprehensive solutions.
Same Day Denture Repair
We can reline and repair your old denture using advanced materials at our onsite dental lab, often in one day. As a result, you no longer need to depend on sub-par alternatives when you damage your dentures.
Same Day Service
We offer same-day dentistry services, including dentures, denture repair, crowns, bridges and tooth extractions. Additionally, we can do fillings and remove old fillings in the same day.