Wisdom Teeth Extractionsin Summerville, SC!

When your wisdom teeth fail to cut in properly, they can cause discomfort and infection. Sometimes, the best way to address this issue is through a wisdom tooth extraction. At Seastone Dental, we pride ourselves on providing comfortable wisdom teeth extractions that get you back to smiling comfortably. If you’re interested in learning more or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today!

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Summerville

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How Are Teeth Extracted?

You’ll be given anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding gum. If the tooth has cut through the gums, the extraction can proceed as a simple extraction using tools to loosen and remove it. If the tooth hasn’t cut through, your oral surgeon will make an incision to access the tooth and proceed with the extraction.

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Can I Keep My Extracted Tooth?

Ordinarily, yes, you can keep your extracted tooth if you make this request to your dentist. There may be some cases where your dentist insists on disposing of the tooth as medical waste for health and safety purposes. This is especially true of wisdom teeth, which commonly have amalgam fillings. These fillings can pose a health risk if disposed of or mishandled once removed.

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Will I Be Able To Drive After A Tooth Extraction?

Most patients can drive since the procedure uses local anasthesia. However, it can be difficult to determine exactly how you’ll feel after a wisdom tooth extraction, so planning to have someone with you is best. If a sedative is used instead of local anesthesia, you will be unable to drive yourself.

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