Before you schedule your wisdom tooth extraction with Dr. J. Darrell Steele, he will discuss any preparatory instructions, such as whether or not you can take prescription medications or supplements in the days leading up to surgery, if you may eat or drink liquids on the day of the procedure, and if you will need to take antibiotics. This type of information will be covered in your consultation for oral surgery on wisdom teeth. For Coppell, TX patients, Dr. Steele performs tooth extractions in the comfort of our office.
The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure
Wisdom tooth extractions can be performed with sedation ranging from local anesthesia to IV sedation, depending upon the anxiety level of the patient and the condition of their wisdom teeth. In any case, the procedure will be performed in the office and you will be allowed to go home the same day, although you will need someone to drive you.
Once you are comfortable, Dr. Steele will make an incision in the gums to gain access and visibility to your tooth. If any bone is covering the tooth, he will remove it as well. Dr. Steele will then remove the tooth either in its entirety with tooth extraction forceps or by breaking it up into sections, if necessary. During the procedure, you may feel a slight pressure upon your teeth but you should not experience any pain.
Once the tooth is removed, the treatment site is rinsed clean and the site is closed with sutures. Dr. Steele will then place gauze over the sutures and will instruct you to bite down on it to encourage the formation of a blood clot. Depending upon the type of sedation that you were given, you may need to rest at the office until the anesthetic wears off.
To learn more about how Dr. Steele performs oral surgery on wisdom teeth for Coppell, TX, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
Dr. J. Darrell Steele, an oral surgeon in Coppell, TX, serves patients from Grapevine, Carrollton, Lewisville, and Irving. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!