Oral & Physical Examination
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.