Whether you have a tooth that cannot be saved or simply need to have your wisdom teeth removed because they are causing problems, extractions do not have to be a terrible ordeal. It is important to understand and follow all of the instructions that you are given before and after your oral surgery so that you get the best recovery results with the least amount of pain.
Dr. Alexander Milman will assess the tooth (or teeth) that need to be removed and will help you to decide what is the best process for those extractions. For some cases, only a local anesthesia will be used. In other cases, especially where the tooth is badly damaged or is not completely exposed, general anesthesia might be recommended. Some patients who have a lower pain tolerance may also opt for this option.
After extractions, you may have stitches which will usually dissolve on their own. You will asked to have a family member or friend drive you home because you may be groggy from the anesthesia. Dr. Milman will also recommend that you take it easy for a few days to allow your body to heal. You may have some slight bleeding, which is completely normal.