What You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal in Austin

Wisdom TeethReceive wisdom teeth removal to prevent future discomfort and teeth crowding. At some point in time, most people need to seek a professional wisdom teeth removal procedure for oral health reasons. In most cases, we will complete a wisdom teeth extraction in our office. Continue reading to learn more about our easy approach to a wisdom teeth removal procedure.

If you are having more than one wisdom tooth removed, the tooth you are having removed may take awhile to extract, or there seem to be potential complications, we will put you under general anesthesia for your comfort. If your teeth seem like they would be fairly simple to remove, you may just need a local anesthetic at the site. We can determine anesthesia details when you come in for an evaluation visit for wisdom teeth removal. Anesthesia will prevent discomfort and will allow you to feel sleepy (or to nod off) throughout the procedure.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

To remove the wisdom teeth, we will create an incision in the gum tissue above the teeth if they do not break the surface. We will separate the teeth from the bones and tissue surrounding it and remove them one at a time. If the tooth we are accessing is large, we may need to cut it up into smaller pieces for easier removal. Following the removal of the tooth or teeth, we will provide sutures for quicker healing.

Most sutures will be dissolvable, but if necessary, we may need to use some that we will remove a few days later. We will also cover the surgery site with cotton to absorb and stop bleeding directly following the procedure. The procedure will be quick, and the patient will most likely be able to head home directly after the procedure.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Following a wisdom teeth removal, the patient will only need a couple of days to recover. Normally, we will prescribe pain relievers when necessary. The patient will need to follow a few guidelines to speed up the recovery:

  • Change cotton gauze pads as soon as they become soaked with blood
  • Bleeding should not last longer than 24 hours
  • Prop your head up when you rest to help bleeding stop
  • Ice the side of your face to reduce swelling and discomfort
  • Rest in a comfortable location for at least one day to help deter bleeding.
  • Do not eat hard foods. We recommend sticking to jello, pudding, mashed potatoes, or soups as you heal
  • When you do start chewing harder foods, try to avoid chewing near the surgery site
  • Avoid using a straw, chewing gum, or sucking on anything as this could remove blood clots and reopen the wound
  • Rinse with warm water to reduce swelling, and clean out the incision area with a water pick after meals
  • Do not smoke, touch the area, or brush near the procedure site for a few days

These are the basics that you should know about our wisdom teeth removal. When you come into our Austin dental office for an appointment, we will share any further information as needed. This important surgery will not take long, and you will recover quickly.

Recent Posts

When Pulling Wisdom Teeth Are Necessary

The process involves some recovery time but only takes a day. You'll end up with a painless smile.Wisdom teeth extractions may become necessary when the third molars become impacted. The wisdom teeth can grow at odd angles or into other teeth, causing more pain and needing immediate removal.Wisdom Teeth ExtractionAt Austin Primary Dental in Austin,…

Candy Is Delicious But Can Cause Dental Issues

Tooth extractions are a last resort but can become a possibility if the damage is too great.While tooth extraction is not our first option for treating infected teeth, it may become necessary in certain situations. Regardless, we will numb the area around the tooth so you will not feel any pain.Tooth ExtractionAt Austin Primary Dental…

Don't Let Missing Teeth Ruin Your Smile

By replacing any missing teeth, we can help you regain full functionality of your teeth and enhance appearance.We offer several options for replacing missing teeth at our office. We will examine your teeth to determine the most effective replacement for a brighter smile and functional set of teeth that you can easily use.Options For Replacing…

We Can Replace Missing Teeth In Your Smile

We will find the best replacement option to restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth.We offer multiple teeth replacement options, depending on the state of your teeth and the dental issue you're experiencing. We will find the best solution to restore your teeth in functionality and appearance.Multiple Teeth Replacement OptionsAt Austin Primary Dental in…


Recent Posts

All Natural Teeth Whitening Recommendations

All-Natural Teeth Whitening Recommendations

Everyone experiences teeth stains and yellowing, and teeth whitening can help. Regardless of the cause (injuries, genetics or discoloration from food and drinks), the truth is that staining occurs with time. Yellowing also happens as part of the aging process, even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine.Although teeth whitening procedures can reverse yellowing…

Oral Hygiene Tips For Kids’ Young Teeth

5 Oral Hygiene Tips For Kids’ Young Teeth

Teaching your children proper oral hygiene will help them keep their teeth healthy for life. Most habits that stick with us form during childhood, including how to care for our teeth.Most people want a nice smile and white teeth. Proper brushing and flossing can help with this. More importantly, hygiene is essential to have healthy…

6700 West Gate Blvd #103 Austin, TX 78745 | (512) 808-5651