Wisdom Teeth Removal in Lee’s Summit, MO from Someone You Trust

Wisdom TeethIf you are considering wisdom teeth removal in Lee's Summit, MO, give us a call and schedule a consultation, During the consultation, we can best advise you on when, how, and what the process is in order to remove your wisdom teeth. In most cases a wisdom tooth removal in Lee's Summit, MO will take place at our office. The only true exception to this rule, where we will have the surgery done in a hospital, is if you are going to have all of your wisdom teeth pulled at the same time or if we determine that you are at high risk for complications.

Dealing with any complications Before the Procedure

An infection is one of the factors that may delay removing your wisdom teeth. An infection will delay a surgery until we can administer antibiotics and clear up the infection. Keep in mind that while a wisdom tooth removal is a minor surgery, it is still a surgery and will be treated with all of  the seriousness of any surgical procedure that you may undergo in your lifetime.

Once your infections have been cleared and we have taken all the preliminary steps to ensure that you are ready for a wisdom tooth removal, you will be asked to come into the clinic or to the hospital as appropriate, on the day of the removal. After you have arrived and have been prepared, in the procedure room, we will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area from where the tooth will be removed. In some cases, when we are performing wisdom tooth removal in Lee's Summit, MO, we may administer a general anesthetic. We only administer the anesthetic if several of the teeth, or all of the wisdom teeth, have to be removed at the same time.

The Procedure and the Aftermath

Another time that we administer general anesthesia is if you are extremely stressed out about the procedure or suffer from extreme dental paranoia. There is a profound difference between general anesthesia and local anesthesia, local anesthesia will simply numb the area around the surgery, while general anesthesia will put you to sleep throughout the entire process. If you do have general anesthesia you should know that your dentist will probably recommend that you do not eat or drink after midnight on the night before the surgery.

Upon completing the wisdom tooth removal in Lee's Summit, MO, we will make sure that you have any over-the-counter pain medication necessary to increase your comfort level. You may be asked to gently apply a gauze pad periodically, to make sure that there is no excessive bleeding from the site of the surgery.  We will give you detailed instructions on what to do after the surgery, including the use of an ice pack on the outside of your cheek. After some time has passed, you may need to come in and have the stitches removed.

If you are considering wisdom teeth removal in Lee's Summit, MO, give us a call and schedule a consultation, During the consultation, we can best advise you on when, how, and what the process is in order to remove your wisdom teeth. In most cases a wisdom tooth removal in Lee's Summit, MO will take place at our office. The only true exception to this rule, where we will have the surgery done in a hospital, is if you are going to have all of your wisdom teeth pulled at the same time or if we determine that you are at high risk for complications.

Dealing with any complications Before the Procedure

An infection is one of the factors that may delay removing your wisdom teeth. An infection will delay a surgery until we can administer antibiotics and clear up the infection. Keep in mind that while a wisdom tooth removal is a minor surgery, it is still a surgery and will be treated with all of  the seriousness of any surgical procedure that you may undergo in your lifetime.

Once your infections have been cleared and we have taken all the preliminary steps to ensure that you are ready for a wisdom tooth removal, you will be asked to come into the clinic or to the hospital as appropriate, on the day of the removal. After you have arrived and have been prepared, in the procedure room, we will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area from where the tooth will be removed. In some cases, when we are performing wisdom tooth removal in Lee's Summit, MO, we may administer a general anesthetic. We only administer the anesthetic if several of the teeth, or all of the wisdom teeth, have to be removed at the same time.

The Procedure and the Aftermath

Another time that we administer general anesthesia is if you are extremely stressed out about the procedure or suffer from extreme dental paranoia. There is a profound difference between general anesthesia and local anesthesia, local anesthesia will simply numb the area around the surgery, while general anesthesia will put you to sleep throughout the entire process. If you do have general anesthesia you should know that your dentist will probably recommend that you do not eat or drink after midnight on the night before the surgery.

Upon completing the wisdom tooth removal in Lee's Summit, MO, we will make sure that you have any over-the-counter pain medication necessary to increase your comfort level. You may be asked to gently apply a gauze pad periodically, to make sure that there is no excessive bleeding from the site of the surgery.  We will give you detailed instructions on what to do after the surgery, including the use of an ice pack on the outside of your cheek. After some time has passed, you may need to come in and have the stitches removed.

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