Having Pain In Your Wisdom Teeth? It May Be Time To Have Them Removed.
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction
A local anesthetic is injected into the gums around the tooth after being prepared with a numbing gel. This anesthetic numbs the nerve of the tooth and prevents you from feeling any pain when the tooth is removed.
Your dentist will remove the tooth with the use of specialized tools. You will likely feel pressure during the extraction process and may also hear some unfamiliar sounds. Many patients find that just knowing what to expect helps them relax during the procedure, while others find that bringing along some headphones and their favourite music puts them more at ease.
That’s right! Once the tooth is removed, all left to do is control the bleeding and you will be on your way. Your dentist may place a stitch in the socket to encourage healing but will more often apply gauze to the open socket and instruct you to apply gentle biting pressure until the bleeding stops.