What to Expect with a Tooth Extraction Procedure
Our goal for your wisdom teeth removal procedure is to make you as comfortable as possible. Once you are relaxed in our dental chair, you will be numbed and may be given a sedation medication to relax you even further. During the procedure, Dr. Lewis may enlist the help of laser technology to encourage faster healing and reduce discomfort. At home, you will be encouraged to eat a soft diet, and avoid smoking and drinking from a straw. Dr. Lewis will also provide personalized postoperative instructions to keep you comfortable while you heal.
Sedation Dentistry for Tooth Extractions
Worried about pain with a tooth extraction? You do not need to feel anxious or stressed about your procedure. We offer several forms of sedation dentistry and can recommend nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation or IV sedation as part of your treatment plan. We do everything we can to ensure our patients are as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Signs of Problematic Wisdom Teeth
If you experience any pain, pressure or discomfort in the back of your mouth, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. If the wisdom teeth do not erupt through the gums properly or shift for some reason, you could cause damage to the surrounding teeth. Dr. J. Dennis Lewis performs wisdom teeth removal procedures using laser-assisted technology and advanced techniques.
Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Some patients experience some level of discomfort or notice a change in their smile while their wisdom teeth are coming in, while others are not aware of any changes. If you experience any pain or think you may need your wisdom teeth out, contact us for a personalized consultation.