How Wisdom Teeth Removal Works
Before your oral surgery, you will have a consultation with Dr. Banner or another dentist on his team, who will complete these steps:
- Examine and x-ray your teeth and explain why we recommend wisdom teeth removal
- Explain how we will ensure your comfort during the procedure with local anesthesia and sedation options, including oral or IV sedation
- Explain what you can expect during and after wisdom teeth removal
- Give you instructions to prepare for oral surgery and recovery at home
Our dentists will personalize your treatment plan based on the position of your wisdom teeth and roots and whether the teeth are erupted or impacted. We will explain your treatment plan and what you can expect during surgery.
Your dentist will use digital technology and surgical equipment to monitor your procedure and perform precise wisdom teeth removal. We will check with you regularly to ensure you remain comfortable and relaxed.
We will take you to a recovery area briefly to monitor you according to our safety protocols when surgery is complete. Before releasing you, we will give you post-operative instructions and review them with the person taking you home.
Recovering at home
Many patients take ibuprofen for discomfort, but your dentist will prescribe medication to take as needed. Also, we may give you an antibiotic prescription to help with the infection. Swelling should decrease within 48 hours, and your recovery should be progressive.
We want you to have a steady, comfortable recovery from wisdom teeth removal. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns.