The Process of Wisdom Teeth Removal
The first step is a comprehensive evaluation and consultation, which includes the following:
- Your surgeon will perform a comprehensive examination, determine whether your wisdom teeth should be removed, and answer any questions you may have.
- The options available for anesthesia will also be discussed and your surgeon will make a recommendation to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible and completely pain-free during the surgery.
- We will explain what you can expect during and after your procedure. We will also give you instructions to prepare for the day of your surgery.
When you come back for your surgery, you will be seated in a surgical suite with sophisticated monitoring equipment, which is important for your safety. If you have opted to have sedation, your surgeon will administer the anesthesia and you will feel as though you are falling asleep. The surgical procedure will be performed while you are sedated and when the surgeon has finished your surgery, you will start to wake up slowly.
After your procedure, you will go home with post-operative instructions, which we will also have discussed during your initial consultation. Click here for detailed post-surgical instructions.
Your surgeon will call you the evening of your surgery to make sure you are doing well and answer any questions. One of our surgical assistants will also call you a few days later to see how your recovery is going. Most patients recover within a few days and can resume normal activities within a week.
However, if you do experience more than minor discomfort, your surgeon will want to see you for a post-op exam to evaluation your situation and recommend any necessary changes to your post-surgical instructions.