Wisdom teeth are most likely to grow in during your late teens or early 20s, though they can erupt later. Most often, they grow in crooked or only partially, and may become impacted. Pain and swelling are common, and nearby teeth and nerves or your jaw bone can become damaged by wisdom teeth. That’s when you will need our Medford Oregon tooth extraction.
If you have an infection, you may need to take antibiotics first. The procedure takes place under local anesthesia. You will be sufficiently numb, so you should expect to feel pressure, but not pain as your wisdom teeth are being removed. If you would prefer, we also offer sedation, either by pill or intravenously. Ask us for details about preparing for sedation. Our oral surgeon will cut open the gum tissue over the teeth to be removed. If any bone tissue is covering the tooth, that will be taken out to gain access. The tissue connecting the tooth to the bone will be separated, and our Medford Oregon tooth extraction will commence. The teeth may have to be taken out in pieces. This is not unusual. After surgery, you will probably have the incision stitched. Gauze will be provided to stem any bleeding. Take over-the-counter pain relief medication and hold an ice pack on the affected area to manage pain and swelling. Full recovery from our Medford Oregon tooth extraction typically will take a few days. For the first 24 hours, avoid smoking and confine yourself to a diet of soft foods such as pudding, broth, and gelatin.
Unfortunately, wisdom teeth can be problematic, and when they are, you know you can count on our oral surgeon to address the situation effectively and safely. Call our office to schedule a prompt appointment when you feel wisdom teeth beginning to erupt.