Your dentist will recommend a wisdom tooth extraction in Puyallup if your wisdom teeth are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to fully erupt, and will cause pain, infection, inflammation, and can threaten the health of your surrounding teeth. Luckily, a wisdom tooth extraction is a simple procedure that your dentist has performed many times.
Before your wisdom tooth extraction, your dentist will administer a local or general anesthetic to ensure that you remain comfortable, safe, and pain-free during the procedure. If you visit a sedation dentist, he will also administer medication that will make you feel calm and at ease. Your dentist will make small incisions into your gums to access your wisdom tooth. He will then extract your tooth. After the tooth extraction, he will close the incision with stitches.
You will need to remain at your dentist’s office to be monitored for a little while after your wisdom tooth extraction. You will need to arrange for a ride home due to the effects of the anesthesia and sleep dentistry. Your dentist will give you very specific after-care instructions that you must follow to prevent any tooth extraction complications.