Do you need wisdom teeth removal? Then contact South High Dental for comprehensive wisdom teeth removal in Columbus, Ohio. We provide the highest level of dental care for all types of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic procedures. Our Columbus OH dentistry services are here to ensure that your teeth are adequately removed and that you get the right treatment to meet your needs.

Why Should You Remove a Wisdom Tooth?dentist holds patient's mouth open as he uses pliers for wisdom teeth removal

Once we assess your tooth, we may recommend that you remove it. There are several reasons for this:

  • Taking out a tooth that is stuck or impacted can prevent further problems from occurring down the road
  • Removing a wisdom tooth can improve your mouth’s overall performance when chewing
  • You may notice that your smile looks better if you remove a wisdom tooth
  • Removing a wisdom tooth allows other teeth to grow correctly around the tooth

We take a comprehensive assessment of your tooth to determine if removal is the best step. If so, then we will schedule an appointment to have it removed. The procedure is quick and easy. Recovery time is also relatively short.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

In most cases, we can handle wisdom tooth extraction in-house. The procedure typically involves routine steps such as:

1. Preparing for the Extraction

Wisdom teeth removal in Columbus, Ohio is an outpatient oral surgery. You will be home within a few hours of completion. All you need to do to prepare for the procedure is to make sure that someone can drive you home. You may also want to discuss any medication or food you should avoid before your appointment.

2. During the Procedure

During your procedure, we will use local anesthesia to numb the pain. After all, pulling out a tooth can be a painful experience. We then make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the area around the tooth. Next, we remove the bone that blocks that area to where your tooth is decaying.

To make it easier to remove the tooth, we break the tooth into smaller sections and then pull each section out. From there, we clean out the extraction site to make sure there is no debris. Finally, we stitch the wound so that it will heal better.

3. Recovery & Healing

Once the dental procedure is over, we take you to a recovery room and then check to see if there were any problems. Over the next few days, you may experience some pain and a little bit of bleeding.

Taking Care of Your Tooth After the Surgery

Once we complete the family dentistry service, our dentist will give you instructions on how best to take care of your tooth. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Replace your gauze as directed by the dentist
  • You may use over-the-counter or prescription pain killers for the pain
  • Use an ice pack to take the swelling down
  • Limit your activity over the next few days to give yourself time to heal
  • Drink water only during your recovery period

Also, you should only eat soft foods for the first 24 hours. As you heal and the pain goes away, you can start eating semi-soft foods and then hard foods. You do not want to rush this period, as it can disrupt your healing.

Schedule a Wisdom Teeth Removal Today

Is it time for a wisdom teeth removal? Then contact South High Dental. We offer complete tooth extraction for all types of medical conditions. Call us today at 614.363.2462 to schedule a consultation with a dental specialist. We are here to help improve the look and function of your teeth.