Wisdom Teeth Surgical Procedure

Oral & Physical Examination

Dr. Burger prefers to see the patient for a consultation prior to removing your wisdom teeth. Consultation using takes about 30 minutes and during that time, he will thoroughly review your medical and dental history, discuss any current medical conditions and medications that you may be taking. With an oral examination and x-rays of your mouth, Dr. Burger will evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and discuss the procedure to remove them. He will also review various methods of anesthesia including the use of IV sedation and general anesthesia. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment (before wisdom teeth and/or surrounding tissue become infected) can result in superior outcome with fewer complications. Dr. Burger and his staff will thoroughly review your procedure and discuss all of the benefits and risks during the consultation.

 

Removal of Your Wisdom Teeth

In most cases, removal of your wisdom teeth is done under IV sedation and general anesthesia. Other anesthetic techniques include local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide) or a sedative like valium pills taken by mouth. Dr. Burger and his team have removed over 4000 wisdom teeth without any major problems. After the wisdom teeth are removed, small sutures or stitches are used to close the tissue over the wounds. Sutures usually dissolve within 7-10 days. After the procedure, you will be provided with prescriptions for discomfort, swelling, and a short course of antibiotics. A postoperative visit is usually not necessary, but Dr. Burger is always available. See below for a preview of the postoperative instructions. If you have any questions about the procedure, please do not hesitate to call us at 571-248-0368.

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

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