Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom tooth extraction is the removal of one or more of the four adult molars located at the back corners of your mouth on the bottom and the top. Many people suffer from impacted wisdom teeth, which can occur because there usually isn’t a lot of room for the wisdom teeth to erupt into the mouth or develop normally. This can be both painful and detrimental to your appearance, as your other teeth may shift in order to accommodate the larger teeth trying to grow in.

There are three types of anesthesia that Dr. Schacht can utilize, depending on the expected complexity of the surgery and on your particular comfort level.

After the surgery is complete, you will be provided with a list of instructions from the office that include information on pain management, bleeding, food, cleaning your wounds and how to care for your stitches, if you received any.

Wisdom Teeth Healing Process

Immediately after a wisdom tooth is removed, a bite pack is used to apply pressure to the tooth socket and stop the bleeding. Dr. Schacht or his dental assistant will then give instruction on how to care for the extracted area. Instructions may also be handed over to an individual who is at your aid after the procedure. Typically, you are not to disrupt the area by touching the the socket with your finger or your tongue. Avoiding vigorous rinsing of the mouth and strenuous activity will be recommended. A blood clot will need to form within the area to help ensure healing and avoid any unnecessary discomfort. If the blood clot is dislodged, bleeding can restart and dry socket can develop which causes pain and discomfort. Dry socket can delay the healing process, so ensure you follow Dr. Schacht's instructions. Please avoid smoking for at least 24 hours as it impairs healing and makes dry socket more likely to occur. Dr.Schacht may also recommend a warm, salt-water mouth wash at periodic intervals.

Technology

Dr. Matthew Schacht believes in using the latest in technology to provide you comfort and the best dental and maxillofacial care possible. Your procedure will run more smoothly and quite. Stop by and see the difference new technology makes with dental care.