What Happens the Day Wisdom Teeth are Removed?

What Happens On The Day They Are Removed?

Most people prefer to be unaware of the experience. When they have their wisdom teeth removed and usually decide to be sedated. You will be provided with appropriate anesthesia options at your consultation. All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize your comfort. Our office staff has the training, licensing, and experience to provide the various types of anesthesia. These services are provided in an environment of optimum safety. utilizing modern monitoring equipment and a well-trained experienced staff.

The Surgical Care Team

The office facilities, and the doctors are inspected on behalf of the Board of Dental Examiners on a regular basis.

On the day of your procedure, you will take medications to help minimize post-operative pain and swelling. We ask that a parent or responsible adult accompanies you to the office and plans to stay with you the rest of the day. Therefore The procedure will take about 30 to 60 minutes and you will probably be in the office for 90 minutes. Recent advances in medicine and technology allow patients to undergo wisdom tooth removal in a manner which promotes rapid healing and minimal post-operative discomfort. State of the art sterilization and infection control techniques are always used .

On the morning or afternoon of your surgery

It is essential that you have nothing to eat or drink (excluding prescription medications with a sip of water) for at least 6 hours (preferably longer). This does not mean you should try to fit in one “last meal” exactly six hours before your surgery. Having anything in your stomach can increase the risk for serious anesthetic complications, including nausea and vomiting. Your procedure will be rescheduled if you have not heeded these guidelines. We may provide you with a prescription for pain medication at your consultation appointment.Which for your convenience, can be filled in advance. When you are seated in the surgical room, we will make every effort to make you as comfortable as possible.Therefore If you are going to be sedated, we usually will place an IV in your left arm. This is a quick and nearly painless procedure that ensures optimal delivery of your medication.

The Day of Treatment

Be sure to have an adult with you at the time of removal. Make plans to have a parent or responsible adult stay with you for the rest of the day, following wisdom tooth removal.

If your surgery requires stitches, these are usually the type that dissolve in 3 to 5 days and do not require removal. You may also notice a sensation of your gums feeling swollen and pulling away from your teeth. Therefore This is all part of the normal recovery and will subside in several days.

Once the local anesthesia wears off, you may require prescription pain medication. Please try non-narcotic anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen (Advil®) first, to see if that adequately treats your pain. If not, begin your other prescription pain medication. The local anesthesia may last until the following day and should not be confused with an injury to your nerve.

What Happens Afterwards – What Will I Feel Like?

On the first day after surgery, you may experience some minor bleeding and pain. You should cover your pillowcase with something so that you don’t get any blood on it. Each individual’s reaction to surgery varies, and the sensation of pain can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. A variable amount of swelling can be expected following the surgery. This swelling usually peaks on the second day and should begin resolving on the third day. You can limit the amount of swelling.You will have by using ice for the entire first day. Therefore The more ice you use the first day, the less swelling you are likely to have on the second day. Please remember to put ice on the first day even if it is somewhat uncomfortable to have the cold next to your skin.

Are There Any Problems?

As with any medical procedure, there can be complications or an unanticipated result. Wisdom Tooth Extraction may experience include: Damage to the sensory nerve that supplies sensation to the lips and tongue, sinus communication, infections and dry sockets.

After the procedure, our assistants will review your post-operative instructions with your escort. We ask that you follow these instructions closely, as they will make you most comfortable following your procedure.Therefore If you were sedated, you will be comfortable and drowsy when you leave the office. Most patients prefer to go home and rest with no other physical or scholastic activities planned for a few days. With any medical procedure, there can be unexpected results. These can include delayed healing, infection and post-operative numbness or tingling in your lip, chin, or tongue.Therefore The oral surgeon will review relevant post-operative events with you and answer any questions during your office visit.

Damage to Sensory Nerve:

A primary concern is a nerve within the lower jawbone that supplies feeling to the lower lip, chin, and tongue. This nerve is frequently very close to the roots of the lower wisdom teeth. Having these teeth out between the ages of 12 and 18 usually provides shorter roots so that the nerve is not so close to the roots of these teeth. Occasionally, when the teeth are removed, and especially in older patients, the nerve can become injured. When local anesthesia wears off, you may experience a tingling or numbing sensation in the lower lip, chin, or tongue. Should this occur, it is usually temporary and will resolve gradually over a period of weeks or months. On rare occasions it can result in a permanent alteration of sensation like having local anesthesia. Therefore We feel that you should be aware of this possibility before consenting to surgery.

Sinus Communication:

The upper wisdom teeth are situated close to your sinuses, and their removal can result in an opening between your mouth and the sinus. Once again, if the teeth are removed at an early age, the root formation is minimal, and this complication is very unlikely. However, if it does occur, it will usually close spontaneously.But we may give you special instructions to follow, such as avoid blowing your nose for two or three days following the surgery. You can wipe your nose, but don’t blow your nose. Therefore If you must sneeze, you should sneeze with an open mouth into a tissue. Pressure should not be created in the sinus area, which may dislodge the healing blood clot. If you sense this condition occurring after the surgery, please contact the office. An additional procedure may RARELY be necessary to close the opening.

Dry Sockets:

Dry sockets continue to be the most common problem people experience following dental surgery. They arise due to premature loss of a blood clot in the empty tooth socket. This seems to occur with greater frequency in people who smoke or are taking birth control pills. While both jaws can be affected, they usually occur in the lower jaw on the third to fifth day.
The symptoms frequently begin in the middle of the night, and your pain medication regimen may not help. Treatment can involve changing your prescription. Occasionally it is helpful to place a medicated dressing in the empty tooth socket. The effectiveness in alleviating the pain lasts for 24-48 hours and may require dressing changes every day or two, for five to seven days. Dressings usually are removed when you have been pain free for 2 to 3 days.

Infection:

Occasionally, post-operative infections occur. This usually requires an office visit and clinical examination. Many times, just placing you on an antibiotic for one week will take care of the infection.Therefore If it persists, the area will have to be drained and cleaned. Other temporary problems you may experience in the post-operative period include stiffness of the jaws. Chafing around the corners of your lips, facial bruising, and blood oozing from the extraction sites. The post-operative instruction sheet we will provide should answer many of the questions related to these more common concerns. If not, don’t hesitate to call the office.

What Does The Procedure Cost And Is It Covered By Insurance?

The fee for your treatment is determined by several factors. These may include the difficulty involved in removing your teeth and which type of anesthesia is best for you. During your consultation appointment, the surgeon will need to review your x-rays. Complete an examination and determine the best option for anesthesia, before an accurate estimate can be provided. Every insurance company has a different policy regarding the extent of coverage for a given surgical procedure. The oral surgeon’s office staff will help you obtain maximum insurance coverage for your treatment.

What If I Have Questions Before Surgery?

At the time of your consultation, your specific situation will be discussed in greater detail. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have. If new questions arise after your consultation, please call the doctor’s office to speak to one of the patient care coordinators.

The Day of Treatment

Please do not eat or drink anything prior to your surgery. Having anything in your stomach can increase the risk for serious anesthetic complications.

Oral Examination

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, the oral surgeon can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or future potential problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. The oral surgeons are trained, licensed, and highly experienced in providing various types of anesthesia for patients.

Removal

In many cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia), or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions. A prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us Wisdom Teeth Center 305-667-1191

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety. We utilize modern monitoring equipment and our staff are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

What our patients say

Fred Pedroletti, D.M.D
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Gladys Caram
Gladys Caram
18:26 05 Jun 20
The entire experience was smooth and professional. My son had all his wisdom teeth removed and since no one in our... family had had them removed, I was not familiar with the procedure, Dr. Pedroletti was amazing with us he was informative and very patient as he explained in detail the procedure. The team was caring and professional and showed patience with me ( the mom) and weren't bothered to answer ALL my questions.read more
Mariana Pegoretti
Mariana Pegoretti
14:18 02 Jun 20
I highly recommend this clinic. I had an appointment with Dr. Fred Pedroletti, where he clarified my doubts and... explained everything about my condition. I set a date for my tooth extraction, and naturally, I was a bit nervous about it. On the day, the first thing the doctor did was play a Jack Johnson cd on the background. He assured me that it will be fine, and explained the process again. I started to feel confident and relaxed. After the surgery, I received messages to check if I was recovering fine. I'm really grateful for his professionalism and care.read more
Mully C
Mully C
20:26 18 May 20
The office has patient parking so no pay by phone is needed. It is very easy to find and I like the location because... its quiet and safe. The front staff were very professional and friendly. The office is very clean and organized. I love the decor and colors. Dr. Pedroletti is very knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend the place and so glad to find them for my oral surgery procedure.read more
Marisabel Trastoy
Marisabel Trastoy
18:26 08 May 20
Dr. Layne is amazing. Various family members have had surgeries with him and all have been successful. He is caring and... always takes the time to call patients himself the night of the surgery.read more
Ed Wilburn
Ed Wilburn
12:57 05 Feb 20
Dr. Pedroletti and his team were awesome. I was sedated for my extraction and it went very smoothly. The after care has... been great, too. I highly recommend their services!read more
Karina Corrales
Karina Corrales
00:59 25 Jan 20
I got four teeth extracted by Dr. Pedroletti and I can say that the doctor and his team do an incredible job at making... you feel comfortable and informed. They are all professional, knowledgeable and kind. I went in feeling nervous and worried but they quickly put my mind at ease. You can tell they are very experienced and that they love their patients and what they do. My recovery has been much better than I could of ever expected all thanks to an amazing job done by the doctor and his team. I am so thankful to be able to say I have found an oral surgeon who makes me feel like I can accomplish all of my goals with my mouth that I have in mind. I used to be so scared of the dentist but this experience has definitely made me feel more positive about going to the dentist and confident in my path to having a beautiful mouth. Dr. Fred Pedroletti was referred to me by Dr. Cecil Abraham which is also an amazing dentist who I am thankful to know. Thanks again team, you guys rock!read more
Susan Kaufman
Susan Kaufman
13:06 08 Jan 20
I was very pleased to meet and be treated by Fred. The office was great and he saw me as an emergency. He was very... knowledgeable and was thorough. He gave me several options and was very reassuring. I would highly recommend him and his practiceread more
Mignna Garate
Mignna Garate
19:59 02 Jan 20
My son required Oral surgery to remove 4 wisdom teeth and 1 additional tooth. Not only was it during the Holidays but... the week of Christmas no less. Dr. Pedroletti and his complete staff was extremely accommodating and helpful.The complete procedure was quick and pain-free. Even the recuperating period was quick and after following Dr. Pedroletti's instructions everything was a complete success. His office was very nice and clean and professional. I totally recommend this D.M.D. as an exceptional Dr.read more
Maria Tenreiro
Maria Tenreiro
19:21 19 Dec 19
Doctor Fred’s attention to detail and care for my mother was amazing. He explained every step of the process multiple... times in order for us to completely understand what the procedure required. I recommend him to anyone looking for a new dentist.read more
Elena Karplus
Elena Karplus
09:51 22 Nov 19
I visited your office for a consultation with Dr. Layne who was referred to me by my dentist Dr. Luger. The process of... booking the appointment, the kind reminders and the actual experience of visiting the office was quite exceptional. I did not have to wait because I was able to complete my medical history online so I was shown in for x-rays and to meet Dr. Layne immediately. I found all the personnel at the office to be very professional and courteous. Dr. Layne himself was very informative, professional and very pleasant. While I still have to decide between the options that he gave me and actually have a procedure done in your office, I feel confident that whatever I decide, it will be done in the best possible way by Dr. Layne and his staff. Thank you for a very satisfying first office experience. Copy to clipboardread more
Jason Caballero
Jason Caballero
03:22 22 Nov 19
Fred was the best doctor I have honestly ever visited. He was very thorough with his explanation about the whole... process and completely put me at ease to have surgery with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for Oral surgery. All the staff in the front desk was super nice and helpful. I’m super happy with the way my surgery came out and would give this team 6 ⭐️‘s if I could.read more
ThunderStrike 13
ThunderStrike 13
02:42 19 Nov 19
Excellent service! The entire staff really goes above and beyond to ensure your needs are met. Extremely patient in... making sure you understand all options available to allow you make the best decision. Very few clinics strive to uphold the standard achieved within this office!read more
Nancy Romero
Nancy Romero
14:36 16 Oct 19
Dr. Pedroletti is Brilliant! His professionalism his bedside matters, like no other! Very considerate of his patients... and his follow ups like no other. What doctor calls you at home after your procedure to find out how you are? I loved him and his staff as equally amazing. Thank you all for your attention. Have a wonderful Holiday Seasonread more
Jose Martinez
Jose Martinez
16:13 10 Oct 19
I had my lower left wisdom tooth removed this morning. It literally was next to painless and took less than 45 minutes... from prep to finish. Dr. Jerry M. Layne and his assistants during the procedure were very professional, pleasant, and comforting . I plan on getting the my last wisdom tooth removed with them very soon.read more
George Levine
George Levine
18:21 08 Oct 19
Excellent and friendly staff. Dr. Fred Pedroletti is an excellent Oral Surgeon that I highly recommend. He well... deserves six stars.read more
Olivia Burke
Olivia Burke
15:31 03 Oct 19
The staff was incredibly kind and helpful. Dr. Pedroletti kept me calm and informed. I cannot recommend them highly... enough.read more
Mariana Schreiber
Mariana Schreiber
22:45 16 Aug 19
Magnificent specialist! I'm so thankful I was referred to Dr. Fred, it surprised me that he took the time to carefully... listen to me and explain everything in so much detail, he was objective, friendly, easy to talk to and he really cares about the patient. Very hard to find professionals like him in Miami. Congratulations to him and his team.read more
Melissa Wall
Melissa Wall
15:51 26 Jul 19
Once again, the staff and Dr. Pedroletti are truly incredible. Very professional, helpful and more than anything... caring. I wouldn't take my children anywhere else for dental surgery! Always a great experience.read more
Angelica Courel
Angelica Courel
02:14 12 Jul 19
So happy I chose Dr. Pedroletti for my wisdom teeth surgery! Amazing bedside manner and the staff is incredibly nice... and helpful. The day of my surgery, I felt so much better than I thought I would and he made sure to follow up later that evening to make sure everything went well. Definitely recommend 🙂read more
Josh Young
Josh Young
14:17 05 Jul 19
My 16 year old son needed to have his wisdom teeth removed. I didn't know Dr. Pedroletti but I chose him because of his... excellent reviews. I can confirm that he is truly OUTSTANDING -- as a doctor and a human being. He even called me the night of the procedure to check on my son and left his cell phone number in case we had any questions! I could not recommend him more highly or enthusiastically! Great person and great professional.read more
Mary Aparicio
Mary Aparicio
18:16 13 Jun 19
From the minute you walk into the office you feel valued as a patient! From the front desk, to the staff and... assistants, paying your bill, and having an actual conversation with Dr. Pedroletti makes you feel important. As a parent, I felt at ease with the plan, treatment procedure, and actual day of surgery. You are not rushed through the process, and all questions are answered with complete professionalism. Thank you!read more
Boss Charlie
Boss Charlie
12:50 05 Jun 19
Fantastic care and treatment. Dr. Pedroletti is very informative in regard to the procedure he did for me and even... called me later in the evening to make sure I was feeling well and to answer any questions I may have. Highly recommend.read more
Rafael Lopez de Azua
Rafael Lopez de Azua
02:33 25 May 19
Our son had to get 2 teeth removed and Dr Pedroletti and his staff were wonderful. They took a very nervous 11 year old... and got him through the procedure. A couple of hits later he was back to his regular self.read more
Kellie Henley
Kellie Henley
17:32 12 May 19
Dr. Pedroletti's team is great! I also appreciated his manner. Very professional and compassionate. Texted me later... in day to check up and make sure all was going as expected. He welcomed questions.read more
Joan Anderson
Joan Anderson
19:27 25 Apr 19
I am 58 years old and had my wisdom tooth removed yesterday. I drove over two hours to see Dr. Layne as he took great... care of my husband a few years back for his dental procedure. This Dr. is amazing. He truly cares about his patients. You don't often see the combination of a highly skilled surgeon with incredible bedside manners. He truly cares about his patients. I felt comfortable with my procedure as I knew I was in the best of hands. I am truly grateful to Dr. Layne and his staff as the procedure was a breeze and I felt very little pain afterwards. His assistant was so pleasant and informative. My appointment was at 1:15 and we were driving home by 2:30. On top of that I got a call that evening to see how I was doing. My only wish is that all medical practices were run as efficient as this one.read more
Angela Hatfield
Angela Hatfield
15:34 19 Apr 19
Just left the office with my daughter after having her wisdom teeth removed. What a wonderful experience, again! Bravo,... front desk staff and nurses. This visit was the second time with Dr. Pedroletti. Different daughter, 2 years later. He has a pleasant, relaxed, professional manner. Thank you for such a wonderful experience! Well done. Smiles all around.read more
Kim Headley
Kim Headley
10:35 10 Apr 19
Consultation for wisdom teeth extraction was highly informative. The doctor's bedside manner and knowledge are both... refreshing and impressive. The staff is equally as competent and informed. I would recommend this doctor to anyone who needs his services and to anyone who is a bit on edge around dental professionals. My teenager was comfortable as the patient and I was just as at-ease as the parent.read more
Tom Cromer
Tom Cromer
22:37 26 Feb 19
Dr. Pedroletti and his staff did a wonderful job extracting my wisdom teeth. I felt no pain and everything went exactly... as they said it would. The office is friendly & efficient. I was a bit anxious about having this done, but it worked out really well. I felt secure and that I was in good hands. I don't usually write reviews, but these people deserved it.read more
Francisco Urrea
Francisco Urrea
23:05 09 Feb 19
Great customer service! The office staff made me feel at ease before, during, and after my wisdom teeth were removed.... Dr. Pedroletti personally followed-up. Recommend investing the $20 for the ice pack sling - kept my swelling down a minimum.read more
Ruben K Cantillo
Ruben K Cantillo
13:34 14 Jan 19
Dr Layne and most of his staff I would recommend completely. Dr Layne is a professional who does great work and has... great follow-up care as well. However the woman in the front (I believe her name is Patti) is rude and does not appear to assist with insurance benefits. They did not want to follow what my insurance company asked for them to provide which was data that procedure was to be medically necessary and instead choosing to charge me full price for a procedure that could have been covered. If issue gets resolved I will amend the review but for now I don't believe they were looking out for patient benefit, only to charge more up front.read more
Gilbert Yurubi
Gilbert Yurubi
20:36 26 Dec 18
If you need oral surgery this is the place to go. As soon as you walk in the door you get a sense of professionalism... and trust worthiness. The doctor and staff were excellent. Every step in the procedure was explained and the love and care thyey had with taking care of my son was outstanding. I highly recommend this place for all of your oral surgery needs.read more
Milka Jurado
Milka Jurado
23:03 13 Dec 18
Dr. Pedroletti is the best at what he does, I went for my wisdom teeth removal and he was so polite. I was nervous and... his staff made feel comfortable.read more
Maria Teresa
Maria Teresa
01:20 09 Nov 18
My son had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed. This office was amazing. Professional, on time, courteous, knowledgeable... and went above and beyond with my son. Dr. Pedroletti was awesome. He explained before and after procedure thoroughly. He even called later that night to check up on him and to let us know he is available to answer any questions at anytime. Who does that these days? I just can’t say enough of the attention we received. So highly recommend this Dr. and staff. THANK YOU! And God bless you all.read more
Aimee Gonzalez
Aimee Gonzalez
21:23 19 Oct 18
We had a great experience with both staff and the doctor. The staff was wonderful, despite the fact that I came in... unprepared and had not completed their online forms . They were patient and efficient with practically no wait time at all. The doctor explained everything, was kind, thorough and patient. He answered all of our questions patiently. We were able to get a follow up appointment easily and they explained all in detail.As a physician myself I really admire and appreciate when an office is so well run. I fully recommend Dr. Pedroletti and his staff.read more
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