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What should you expect when you are scheduled for a tooth extraction?

We will get the area numb just like we would when doing a filling or crown. The anesthetic that numbs the area will keep you from feeling any pain but does not get rid of the sensation of pressure. Because of  this you will feel some pushing and pressure. We always want our patients to be comfortable and if you need a break or are feeling too much, we encourage you to let us know! After the tooth is removed we will review how to take care of the extraction site and how to best manage pain. In most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal as well as being a bit tender for a few days. To allow healing to go well we need the blood clot at the extraction site to stay in place, the following recommendations allow this to occur:

On the day of an extraction:

For the next 4-5 days following an extraction:

Wisdom Teeth

Often Wisdom teeth develop problems that require their removal. When the jaw isn't large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted (unable to come in or misaligned). Wisdom teeth may grow sideways, emerge only part way from the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone, these are all potential reasons to have them removed.

Extraction of wisdom teeth is generally recommended when:

When considering taking out your wisdom teeth, a panoramic x-ray is taken to evaluate the positioning and development of the wisdom teeth. The dentist will advise when to get them removed and if they should come out or not. 

Can I be sedated for my extractions?

Both Dr. Baldwin and Dr. Petersen completed residency training where they became proficient at removing wisdom teeth. Both doctors are also certified to do I.V. sedation, which many patients opt to do while getting their wisdom teeth out. If you would like to learn more about getting your wisdom teeth out please call, or come in for a consultaiton and see what we have to offer at Baldwin Family Dental!