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Understanding Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure performed to remove one or more wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. These teeth typically emerge in the late teens or early twenties and are located at the back of the mouth. Due to various factors such as lack of space, impaction, or improper alignment, wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and other dental problems. Wisdom tooth extraction is often recommended to alleviate symptoms and prevent complications.

Preparation and Procedure

At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort and safety throughout the wisdom tooth extraction process. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: During the initial consultation, the dentist will evaluate the patient’s oral health, take dental X-rays, and discuss the need for wisdom tooth extraction. The dentist will also review the patient’s medical history and any concerns or questions they may have.

  2. Anesthesia: Wisdom tooth extraction is performed under local anesthesia to numb the affected area and minimize discomfort during the procedure. In some cases, sedation or general anesthesia may be recommended for patients who experience anxiety or require more complex extractions.

  3. Tooth Extraction: Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the dentist will carefully remove the wisdom tooth from its socket using specialized instruments. In cases of impaction or difficult-to-reach teeth, the dentist may need to make an incision in the gums or section the tooth into smaller pieces for easier removal.

  4. Closure: After the tooth has been extracted, the dentist will clean the extraction site and may place stitches to promote healing. Gauze pads are then placed over the extraction site to control bleeding, and the patient is provided with post-operative instructions for home care.

  5. Recovery: Patients typically experience some discomfort, swelling, and minor bleeding following wisdom tooth extraction. Pain medications, ice packs, and soft foods may be recommended to manage symptoms during the recovery period. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days, although strenuous exercise and certain foods should be avoided until the extraction site has fully healed.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

  1. Expert Dental Team: Our team of experienced dentists specializes in wisdom tooth extraction procedures, utilizing gentle techniques and advanced technology to ensure a comfortable and efficient experience for our patients.

  2. Personalized Care: We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs, preferences, and dental concerns. Our goal is to provide individualized care and support throughout the wisdom tooth extraction process.

  3. Comprehensive Services: In addition to wisdom tooth extraction, we offer a wide range of dental services to address various oral health needs, including preventive care, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic treatments.

  4. Patient Education: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge and information about their dental health. Our team takes the time to explain the wisdom tooth extraction process, answer questions, and address any concerns to ensure that patients feel informed and confident in their treatment decisions.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Parul Shrivastav

Dentist, Dental Surgeon Specialized in Implants, Aligners, Invisaline, Smile Designing, Crowns-Bridge and Veneers, Root Canal