WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION

PAIN-FREE PROCEDURES AND HEALTHY RESULTS

We commonly perform wisdom teeth extractions to protect the patient from impaction, pain, and infection.
Dr. Martin pairs the extraction process with IV sedation for a completely painless procedure.

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We perform wisdom teeth extractions with IV sedation. IV sedation is administered through the bloodstream, allowing you to remain somewhat awake while in your all-encompassing state of relaxation. Dr. Martin’s team will monitor you and adjust your IV sedation level as needed. Patients who choose to undergo their procedure with IV sedation report a painless and positive experience, without any unpleasant memories when they leave.

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Highly skilled dentists and surgeons to take care of all dental needs.

DR. BRETT MARTIN
DMD - CHANDLER

DR. CHAPIN SMITH
DDS - QUUEN CREEK

DR. ROBERT JONES
DMD - MESA

ABOUT GENERAL TEETH EXTRACTIONS

Is a tooth extraction a simple procedure?

There are actually two types of tooth extraction. A simple extraction can be carried out if the tooth can be seen above the gum line. A more complicated procedure is a surgical extraction. This occurs when the tooth is broken or hasn’t come through the gum.

How is the tooth extracted?

With a simple extraction, your doctor makes the tooth loose by using a special instrument called an elevator. Once it has been loosened sufficiently the dentist will then pull the tooth out with dental forceps. A surgical extraction is carried out for teeth still under the gum and your dentist will make an incision in your gum, along the gum line and then extract the tooth beneath it. Sometimes these teeth have to be sectioned into pieces.

What pain relief can I have for a tooth extraction?

A simple extraction will normally only require an anesthetic injection, which numbs the tooth and the gum around it.

A surgical procedure may involve an anesthetic injection and the use of nitrous sedation which helps you to relax. As the sedation wears off quite quickly, you should be able to drive your car to get home after a procedure using this method of pain relief.

Other types of pain relief include taking a pill about an hour before surgery, which will make you relaxed and drowsy or sedation through a vein in your arm. If the procedure is particularly complicated, or you are an extremely nervous patient, you can opt to have a general anesthetic, which will put you to sleep completely.

Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?

The wisdom teeth surgery procedure itself is mostly painless. With IV sedation you’ll be relaxed, comfortable, and unaware of the passing time. In addition to sedation, local anesthetics numb the mouth to anything that could be painful. Most people experience some soreness during the healing period following surgery. Our doctors utilizes recent advances in medicine and state-of-the-art technology to allow patients to undergo their surgery in a manner that promotes rapid healing and minimal post-operative discomfort.

What problems can wisdom teeth cause?

An impacted wisdom tooth

is one that is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. It causes pain along with uneven or partial eruption. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause infections and other problems.

When a wisdom tooth emerges only partially,

a flap of skin may form over the tooth. The tooth becomes difficult to clean, and bacteria accumulates there. The bacteria often also leads to a painful infection.

If the teeth do manage to break through,

they can crowd the mouth. They may push the remaining teeth, leading to a crooked and unhealthy smile. During your wisdom tooth removal, Dr. Martin will make a small incision in the gum to reveal the tooth. He will loosen the tooth by gently wiggling it back and forth until it can be lifted from the gums. After your surgery, we encourage you to rest. Have a family member or a friend to drive you home. We will prescribe pain medication and provide you with detailed instructions regarding post-procedural care.

Benefits IV sedation include:

  • Maximum tranquility
  • Adjustable dosage
  • Patient can still respond to questions and commands
  • Proven to be safe and effective

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