How are wisdom teeth removed?
When it comes to teeth extractions, they are relatively routine procedures. A dental specialist, called on oral surgeon, or a general dentist will complete the teeth extractions for you. They will recommend either numbing the specific area of the mouth with a local anesthesia called Novocain, or “going to sleep” using general anesthesia.
You may be asked to gently bite down on a soft piece of gauze for 30 to 45 minutes after you leave the office after the tooth (or teeth) is removed from the mouth. This is to limit any bleeding after the extraction. Some pain and swelling may occur but it will normally go away after a few days. If you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding or a fever, you should immediately call your dentist.
When wisdom teeth are removed due to crowding or impaction, this should not affect your bite or oral health in the future.