Three Types of anesthesia for wisdom tooth removal:
1. Local Anesthesia – Your dentist will inject the anesthesia to your gums to numb them. You are awake during the tooth extraction, you will not feel pain even though you’ll feel some pressure and movement.
2. Sedation Anesthesia – Your dentist gives you sedation anesthesia through an intravenous (IV) line in your arm. You will not feel any pain and will have limited memory of the procedure. Local anesthesia will also be injected to numb your gums.
3. General Anesthesia – Your dentist might offer general anesthesia during special situations. You may inhale medication through your nose or have an IV line in your arm, or both and later you’ll lose consciousness. Your medication, breathing, temperature, fluids and blood pressure will be monitored by the surgical team. There’s no pain and no memory during the procedure.
Main procedures for wisdom tooth removal:
1. To expose the tooth and bone, dentist will make an incision in the gum tissue.
2. Removes bone that blocks access to the tooth root
3. If easier to remove by pieces, tooth will be divided into sections.
4. Removes the tooth
5. Cleans the site of the removed tooth of any debris from the tooth or bone
6. Even though it’s not important, the wound will have stitching to make it heal.
7. Places gauze over the extraction site to control bleeding and to help a blood clot form.
Call the best dentist if you will encounter any of the below signs or symptoms that will lead to infection, nerve damage or other serious complication:
1. Difficulty swallowing or breathing
2. Excessive bleeding
4. Severe pain not relieved by prescribed pain medications
5. Swelling that worsens after two or three days
6. Bad taste in your mouth not removed with saltwater rinsing
7. Pus in or oozing from the socket
8. Persistent numbness or loss of feeling
9. Blood or pus in nasal discharge