Greensboro oral surgery for wisdom tooth extraction made easier with sedation
The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures. Just about every person will get wisdom teeth at some point. In many cases, the best protocol for handling these third molars is to remove them. There are several advantages to the removal of wisdom teeth even if they do not seem to be posing an immediate problem. Some of the reasons patients visit our Greensboro dental office for this oral surgery procedure include:
There is not enough space in the arch for teeth to make it through the gums.
One or more wisdom teeth simply do not progress in eruption through the gums. Wisdom teeth that are trapped, or impacted, are an infection risk.
One or more wisdom teeth grow in only partially, creating the risk for cavities and damage such as fracture.
The idea of oral surgery of any type can be very stressful. Most of us will experience the need for this type of dental procedure only once or twice. Naturally, we may feel apprehensive about undergoing treatment with which we are not familiar. Our team understands that wisdom tooth removal and other oral surgery procedures can be stressful. In addition to explaining the treatment process with our patients, we also discuss options for sedation as an adjunct to local numbing medication.
How sedation can ease the stress of oral surgery
Most dental surgery procedures are very straightforward for our dental team. From the patient's perspective, however, treatment may seem anything but so. Sedation allows the patient to receive care that will promote a healthy, attractive smile without feeling fearful. Our patients may choose the method of sedation that best suits their needs. Between inhalation sedation, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation, there is an option that works for every person.
When sedative medication is absorbed into the blood or is inhaled during dental treatment, the speed at which the nervous system processes stimuli is significantly slowed. In some cases, sedative takes away fear and anxiety but does not cause "sleep." In cases where oral surgery is planned, patients may desire a form of sedation, such as IV sedation, which can make it feel as though you have slept through your procedure.
Our team is committed to your comfort and to the most positive outcome of care. Contact our office today to schedule your visit or to learn more about wisdom tooth removal and sedation for this procedure.