If you’re like most people, you can expect your wisdom teeth to erupt in your late teens or early 20s. Unfortunately, while some wisdom teeth will fully grow in and be straight, leading to no complications at all, the vast majority of them instead result in pain, swelling, impaction, and other complications that cause them to need extraction. And at Hunterdon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Specialists, you know you’re being treated by an expert in the removal of problem teeth, so you can depend on a smooth, comfortable, and painless process.
Our first goal is to ensure that you are numbed sufficiently with local anesthesia. You won’t feel pain during our wisdom teeth removal in Clinton, but you will notice the sensation of pressure, as the teeth are being loosened and extracted. Gum tissue covers those teeth, and so an incision will be made. Sometimes there is bone blocking access to the teeth, and if so, that tissue will be taken out. Bone attached to the teeth will be disconnected. Because of the nature of these teeth and how hard they are to get to, it is common for them to be removed in pieces. Do not be alarmed. There is no discomfort or complications associated with doing that. When our wisdom teeth removal in Clinton is complete, your gums will be stitched up. Some bleeding is normal, and gauze will be offered to stem it. By following some simple guidelines for the first 24 hours after, you will promote optimal healing, which may take up to several days. Most of all, stick to a soft diet for the first day, choosing foods like gelatin, broth, and pudding.
At the first sign of discomfort, call us to book an appointment for our wisdom teeth removal in Clinton. There is no reason to suffer for one minute longer than is absolutely necessary.