Simple uprooting of one tooth may be completed during an office visit to the dentist. Still, more frequently, an oral surgeon like Dr. Nakano will perform a surgical extraction, significantly if teeth are impacted, or multiple teeth are being removed at one time. Most wisdom teeth are extracted using intravenous sedation, also known as twilight sedation.
Dr. Jonathan Nakano will cut the gum tissue during your wisdom tooth extraction, revealing the bone and tooth. Any bone preventing access to the tooth will be removed. The wisdom tooth may be divided into small sections for easier removal.
After removing the wisdom tooth, the extraction site is cleaned out, and stitches may be used to secure the wound, although not all wisdom tooth extractions need stitches. The dressing is then placed over the area to help clot formation and control bleeding.