What To Expect When Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

[:en]Having your wisdom teeth removed is probably the most nightmare-ish thing your dentist can suggest to you. “Why me?!” we hear you scream! Let’s be honest; wisdom teeth removal has a bad wrap. Wisdom teeth removal horror stories have run rampant and have now created a scary experience in the minds of many. At Smile Workshop, wisdom teeth removal is a routine procedure (and a non-scary one at that!). If you are getting your wisdom teeth removed, we have put together some advice on what to expect when having your wisdom teeth removed.

Bring someone with you

During the procedure, you will be medicated and for that reason, having someone with you is essential. Although they will provide great moral support, you will need someone to drive you home and look after you for a few hours at least.

Anesthesia Options

There are numerous options of anesthesia for this procedure so every patient should find something they feel comfortable with. Anesthesia options are:

Local Anesthesia
Local anesthesia is injected into the mouth and numbs a specific area.

Conscious Sedation
This type of anesthesia typically involves oral medication that makes you drowsy and may cause you to fall asleep.

Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide)
Nitrous Oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, is administered to a patient via a mask.

IV Sedation

With IV Sedation, medicine is administered through a vein. Although you will technically be conscious and capable of responding, you will not remember anything.

General Anesthesia
General anesthesia will sedate you to a level of unconsciousness. When you wake up, you won’t remember absolutely anything.

Soft food is your best friend

Once your procedure is complete, soft foods will be your best friend. We are talking ice cream, jelly, soups, and anything that you don’t have to chew on. This is to ensure your wounds heal and avoid infection.

If you would like to book an appointment to have your wisdom teeth removed, please schedule an appointment here. We look forward to welcoming you to Smile Workshop!

Photo Source: [mkarco][533703822] Thinkstock[:]