Uncompromising Dedication to Our Patients
- Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon on staff
- Experience treating complex cases
- Weekend and evening surgery appointments
- All treatment in one location
At Dental Arts of Florida, our team of caring dental professionals understands that dentistry and oral surgery can be frightening. To make sure those feelings do not keep you from receiving the best possible care, we offer a range of sedation and relaxation wisdom tooth extraction surgery options for our patients
All of our surgeons are experienced in performing complex wisdom tooth extractions. Our goal is to provide a wide array of options at the highest level of quality with the utmost compassion.
Oral sedation helps provide our patients with a comfortable and still conscious state. This is performed by administering medication orally (no IV needed). This is the most popular sedation option and works very well in most cases so that patients have no problem receiving the care they need.
In order to provide our wisdom teeth extraction patients with the highest quality of care and the fastest, least uncomfortable recovery we offer platelet-rich plasma. This involves extracting a small amount of our patient's blood and a machine separating growth factors and platelets to pack the extraction socket. This virtually eliminates dry sockets and dramatically accelerates the patient's healing.
Wisdom tooth extractions are common dental procedures performed by dentists all over the country. The surgery can save patients from severe tooth pain and serious infections that pose a significant risk to their health. If you are expecting to undergo wisdom tooth extractions, educating yourself on the procedure should help ease any anxiety.
Before Surgery: For the procedure, you will be given anesthesia. There are three types of anesthesia, and the decision of which one to use will be made by the participating dentists. If they choose local anesthesia, you will be given multiple shots in the areas surrounding the teeth being removed. Before administering the shots, your dentist will rub a numbing agent on the area to reduce any pain. With this type of wisdom tooth extractions surgery, you will be awake during the procedure but should feel little to no pain.
With sedation and general anesthesia, patients aren't conscious during the procedure, which is the main difference from simply receiving local anesthesia. Most patients will have little to no memory of the procedure. It is important to discuss any health issues with the doctor before undergoing any sedation. The doctor will help you decide which option is best suited for you before any wisdom tooth extractions are performed.
During the Procedure: The surgery will remain the same whether it's a dentist or an oral surgeon performing it. It starts with an incision in the gum tissue, which exposes the tooth that needs to be extracted if it is still impacted. If there is any bone blocking the tooth root, it will be removed. Then the tooth is divided into pieces to make it easier to extract. After the tooth is removed, the site is cleaned thoroughly and stitched up (if necessary). Gauze is then placed over the extraction site to help control any bleeding.
After Surgery: After the surgery is over, recovery begins. Some bleeding, swelling and pain is expected and should be monitored closely. The mouth is full of bacteria and is prone to infections. Keeping the wound clean and closed is vital in recovery.
If you find yourself anxious before your wisdom tooth extractions surgery, take the time to ask your dentist any questions you may have. They are professionals, and while the surgery isn't much fun, they don't want you to come away from the procedure with a poor experience.
© 2019 Dental Arts of Florida. General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, Jacksonville, FL.