Wisdom tooth extraction is an outpatient procedure, but you will need to arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home. When you arrive for your procedure, we will first administer anesthesia to numb the treatment area. Once you are fully prepped, Dr. Ajmo will carefully make an incision in the gums around the wisdom tooth. Any bone or gum tissue blocking the tooth or its root will then be removed.
To extract the tooth, Dr. Ajmo may gently wedge the molar back and forth to loosen it before pulling it out, or he will resect it into pieces and remove them one by one. Once the tooth is completely extracted, the incision will be sutured shut and the empty socket packed up with gauze. You will return home with specific instructions on how to care for the treatment area while it heals. In most cases, patients are able to return to their regular routines within a few days of surgery.