The majority of cosmetic dentists in Charlotte advise patients to have their wisdom teeth removed before they start causing pain and other problems. Local and general anesthesia are are available for patients during wisdom tooth removal depending on their preferences. Patients who choose general anesthesia during wisdom tooth removal can expect to have little or no pain. Sleepiness and wooziness commonly occur when patients choose general anesthesia for extracting wisdom teeth from their mouths, so they should avoid eating or drinking for up to five hours preceding surgery.
After a wisdom tooth removal procedure, patients can expect to have stitches for some time. Stitches may be dissolving, but they might require removal after surgery. Doctors vary in the types of stitches they use after extracting wisdom teeth. During this time, patients can use gauze to prevent bleeding from becoming a more serious problem.
In most cases, patients can expect to spend just a couple of days in recovery from wisdom teeth removal. Prescription pain medication normally relieves discomfort during this time. However, you can speed your recovery by taking the following steps:
Contact our South Charlotte dentist office for more information about tooth removal or wisdom tooth extraction by calling 704-543-1102.