Wisdom Teeth Extraction
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
About the Process
For some, wisdom teeth appear without any issues. For others, they might be impacted (where they don’t fully emerge from the gum) due to crowding of other molars, or they might come in at an angle or in the wrong position. In these cases, it will likely hurt, and you will need to have them extracted. When you come in for a check-up, your dentist will be able to tell if you need your wisdom teeth removed.
When you come in for the procedure, your dentist will provide either local anesthesia or IV sedation, so you will not feel anything. Once the teeth are removed, you will go home the same day to rest and recover. You will only be able to eat soft foods for a few days Many patients stock their refrigerators with yogurt, pudding, and ice cream.