Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom Teeth Removal
A wisdom tooth is extracted to correct an actual problem or to prevent problems that may come up in the future. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon or more affordably, Dr. Brick can remove (extract) a wisdom tooth. The procedure often can be done in the dentist's office.
If you have any infections, surgery will usually be delayed until the infection has cleared up. Your doctor or dentist may have you take antibiotics to help heal the infection.
Before removing a wisdom tooth, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed.
To remove the wisdom tooth, Dr. Brick will open up the gum tissue over the tooth and take out any bone that is covering the tooth. He will separate the tissue connecting the tooth to the bone and then remove the tooth. Sometimes the dentist will cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove.
After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Some stitches dissolve over time and some have to be removed after a few days. Dr. Brick will tell you whether your stitches need to be removed. A folded cotton gauze pad placed over the wound will help stop the bleeding.