Reaching the age where you think you may need a Reno tooth extraction to get your wisdom teeth removed? Did your dentist recommend it? If you’re feeling pain in the very back of your mouth, it may be time to start thinking about having your wisdom teeth removed. Most young adults that need a wisdom tooth extraction have the teeth come in between 16 and 20 years old. Your dentist can provide X-rays and the best recommendations for as to whether a Reno tooth extraction is needed, and when.
So you need to have your wisdom teeth taken out. Knowing what to expect and asking questions of your dentist or oral surgeon can make this procedure feel less daunting. Reno Dental Associates has Reno family dentists that can help you through your whole tooth extraction procedure with care!
Before your procedure begins, you’ll be given local anesthesia. With a local anesthesia tooth extraction, you’ll have a numbing agent injected into your gums. Your dentist will numb your gums slightly before injecting the local anesthetic. With this anesthetic, you’ll still remember your extraction procedure and be aware of what is going on, but you will not notice pain.
While your first oral surgery can be nerve-wracking, remember that this is a fairly routine procedure that many people will undergo in their life.
The procedure for a Reno tooth extraction is fairly simple and most often routine from patient to patient.
Your Reno family dentist or oral surgeon will first expose your tooth and bone with a small incision in your gums.
Your dentist will assess the easiest way to access the tooth, which may include removing bone in the way or removing the tooth in sections.
After removing the tooth, your dentist or oral surgeon will remove any leftover debris from your gums.
Often dentists will then stitch the tooth extraction site closed to help increase the rate of healing.
Lastly, your Reno dentist or oral surgeon will pack gauze over the extraction site to help stem bleeding. This will carry straight into your care routine over the next several days.
After your Reno tooth extraction procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions to care for your mouth. A wisdom tooth extraction, although routine, will often cause some bruising and pain for several days following the procedure. Your best option is to plan your surgery during a time when you can take a few days off of any strenuous activities; this will help you manage the pain and hopefully increase the speed of healing!
Listed below are some of the most common tips for handling post-op care:
These are just a few tips to get you thinking about your post-operation care, but always follow the instructions of your Reno family dentist or oral surgeon and contact them with any questions or concerns you may have!