What to expect
If we recommend you have your wisdom teeth removed, we would be happy to schedule an appointment for you with an oral surgeon.
The oral surgeon offers two levels of sedation for your wisdom teeth extraction: nitrous oxide and full IV sedation. The level of sedation will be based on the recommendation of the treating provider. After the sedation has taken effect, the surgeon will extract the teeth and place sutures in the gum. These stitches will dissolve so there is no need for a follow-up appointment to remove them. After the procedure, the patient will remain in the office for a short time to recover from the anesthesia.
There are some things to keep in mind when planning your appointment:
- You will be given fasting instructions specific to your appointment
- Any child under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by parent or legal guardian
- A driver must be present at all times during the surgery
- Recovery from a surgery with sedation could take up to 24 hours