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Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Before removing a wisdom tooth, we will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. A pre-medication “sleep dentistry” may be used, especially if several or all of your wisdom teeth will be removed at the same time. A pre-medication will make you groggy or cause you to sleep through the procedure.
To remove the wisdom tooth, we will open up the gum tissue over the tooth and take out any bone that is covering the tooth. We will separate the tissue connecting the tooth to the bone and then remove the tooth. Sometimes we will cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove.