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Getting one wisdom tooth out tomorrow. What can I expect?

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Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Any tooth may be a simple or more involved to extract.
Wisdom teeth in general are more involved in nature simply because they are commonly erupting in an abnormal direction and partially encased in bone. So as your doctor how involved the extraction will be. Some doctors offer various sedation techniques to help make the process easier. Be sure to adhere to your post op instructions afterward.

In brief: Varies

Any tooth may be a simple or more involved to extract.
Wisdom teeth in general are more involved in nature simply because they are commonly erupting in an abnormal direction and partially encased in bone. So as your doctor how involved the extraction will be. Some doctors offer various sedation techniques to help make the process easier. Be sure to adhere to your post op instructions afterward.
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Follow Instructions

Depends on where and what position the wisdom tooth is in.
Simple? Or complex? Ask your dentist and follow the instrucitons.

In brief: Follow Instructions

Depends on where and what position the wisdom tooth is in.
Simple? Or complex? Ask your dentist and follow the instrucitons.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies, ask first

Some wisdom teeth are as easy to remove as a simple extraction as if another tooth.
Others are not. Ask all your questions before your appointment or at the latest before the procedure is begun. You will be given local anesthesia to numb the tooth completely and shouldn't feel anything. Afterwards you will be given specific instructions and medications for discomfort if needed.

In brief: Varies, ask first

Some wisdom teeth are as easy to remove as a simple extraction as if another tooth.
Others are not. Ask all your questions before your appointment or at the latest before the procedure is begun. You will be given local anesthesia to numb the tooth completely and shouldn't feel anything. Afterwards you will be given specific instructions and medications for discomfort if needed.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To be treated well

You should expect to have your questions and concerns answered and good pain control.
If you are having sedation it will likely be a non-event but even if you are just having local it should be fairly straightforward unless you have been previously advised of complicating issues. Most people find the actual experience less troubling than their expectations were. Best of luck!

In brief: To be treated well

You should expect to have your questions and concerns answered and good pain control.
If you are having sedation it will likely be a non-event but even if you are just having local it should be fairly straightforward unless you have been previously advised of complicating issues. Most people find the actual experience less troubling than their expectations were. Best of luck!
Dr. John DeWolf
Dr. John DeWolf
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