Wisdom Tooth Extraction

A simple, same-day procedure.

If one or more of your wisdom teeth has become impacted and needs to be removed – don’t worry. The procedure is very common and we’ll make your experience as comfortable and relaxed as possible. The extraction is usually an outpatient procedure and you’ll go home the same day.

How does the procedure work?

After deciding whether you prefer local or general anesthesia, your oral surgeon will:

  • Give you an anesthetic to numb the area
  • Make an incision to expose the tooth
  • Remove the wisdom tooth
  • Clean the site
  • Stitch the wound closed
  • Place gauze over the extraction site to promote healing

Ready to go home?

Your oral surgeon will provide you with a complete fact sheet of “Do’s and Don’ts” when you’re ready to go home. You may need to replace the gauze, manage some discomfort and eat only soft foods for the first 24 hours or so. Be sure to check the list for other helpful tips.

As for a follow-up appointment, you probably will not need one.  Of course, if complications do develop, contact your oral surgeon right away to discuss treatment options.

Did you know?

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal.

Interesting fact

There is a gene that prevents the growth of wisdom teeth. Indigenous Mexican people carry this gene and do not get any wisdom teeth at all! If you are Hispanic of Mexican heritage, you have a higher likelihood of never getting wisdom teeth. Caucasian and African American people usually do have wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

A simple, same-day procedure.

If one or more of your wisdom teeth has become impacted and needs to be removed – don’t worry. The procedure is very common and we’ll make your experience as comfortable and relaxed as possible. The extraction is usually an outpatient procedure and you’ll go home the same day.

How does the procedure work?

After deciding whether you prefer local or general anesthesia, your oral surgeon will:

  • Give you an anesthetic to numb the area
  • Make an incision to expose the tooth
  • Remove the wisdom tooth
  • Clean the site
  • Stitch the wound closed
  • Place gauze over the extraction site to promote healing

Ready to go home?

Your oral surgeon will provide you with a complete fact sheet of “Do’s and Don’ts” when you’re ready to go home. You may need to replace the gauze, manage some discomfort and eat only soft foods for the first 24 hours or so. Be sure to check the list for other helpful tips.

As for a follow-up appointment, you probably will not need one.  Of course, if complications do develop, contact your oral surgeon right away to discuss treatment options.

Did you know?

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal.

Interesting fact

There is a gene that prevents the growth of wisdom teeth. Indigenous Mexican people carry this gene and do not get any wisdom teeth at all! If you are Hispanic of Mexican heritage, you have a higher likelihood of never getting wisdom teeth. Caucasian and African American people usually do have wisdom teeth.