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Wisdom Teeth Procedure and Recovery
What to Expect During and After Wisdom Teeth Removal:
As an oral surgeon, Dr. Vickers has the ability to manage the anxiety and discomfort of wisdom tooth removal with advanced forms of anesthesia, including IV general anesthesia. As a result, the procedure can be completed quickly and less traumatically, encouraging a quicker recovery. An additional benefit of the anesthetic medications is that the patient will usually have no memory of the procedure, having slept through it. Dr. Vickers will also numb the wisdom teeth and the surrounding gum tissue with a local anesthetic to prevent any sensation of pain after awakening.
Some wisdom teeth will be fully intact when pulled from the jawbone, while deeply impacted teeth may need to be removed in sections along with small amounts of the surrounding bone.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery
After your wisdom tooth extraction, your initial recovery will take approximately 5–7 days, while the gums should be fully healed within 3–4 weeks.The first 2 days are the most difficult, with patients steadily improving after that until back to normal.
Tips for a Healthy Recovery
See our post-op instructions.
Planning Your Surgery
To sit down with Dr. Vickers for a full discussion about your wisdom teeth surgery, contact our office today.
VICKERS & ASSOCIATES
Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
American Board of Oral
and Maxillofacial Surgery