Your wisdom tooth can be extracted by your dentist or by an oral maxillofacial surgeon. This step can be done quite often in the dentist’s office. The only time you may go to hospital and have a surgery would be if you get all your wisdom teeth pulled at once and also if you are prone for complications.
Surgery can be offten withhold, specialy if you have any infections. To clear an infection you will probably need to take some antibiotics for a while.
The extraction itself will be carried on in this steps: Before your tooth will be pulled or removed, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to paralyze the area he will work on. If all of your wisdom teeth get removed at the same time, your dentist will probably use a general anesthetic. The reason why they use general anesthetic is to hinder any pain you may feel, so they put you to sleep and you don’t feel any pain. Commonly, you will not be allowed to eat anything after midnight a day before surgery, so they can prepare you for anesthetic.
First, your dentist will remove any tissue that is covering the tooth and remove any bone that is covering the tooth itself. Then he will separate any tissue that is attached to your bone and wisdom tooth and remove the tooth. Sometimes if he can not remove the tooth in one peace, he will cut the tooth in small peaces and take them out one by one.
After the wisdom tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Some stitches dissolve over time and some have to be removed after a few days. Your dentist will tell you whether your stitches need to be removed. According remedy land folded cotton gauze pad placed over the wound will help stop the bleeding.
A lot of times after a wisdom tooth is removed, you will need some stitches.