Before removing a wisdom tooth, our dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. A general anesthetic may be used especially if several or all of your wisdom teeth will be removed at the same time.
To remove the wisdom tooth, our dentist will open up the gum tissue over the tooth and take out any bone that is covering the tooth. He will separate the tissue connecting the tooth to the bone and then remove the tooth. Sometimes the dentist will cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove.
After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Some stitches dissolve over time and some have to be removed after a few days. Our dentist will tell you whether your stitches need to be removed.
If you are experiencing pain from a wisdom tooth, contact us at (954) 510-4300 to schedule an appointment.