The extraction of wisdom teeth is performed by some dentists. There are roughly 10 million wisdom teeth extracted from Americans every year. While many have heard, and probably know personally, of people having to undergo this procedure, the details of what the process entails may be unknown. Patients who seek wisdom tooth removal in the Skowhegan, ME area have been going to see the team at Maine Center for Dental Medicine. Dr. Mohammed Imam and Dr. Shafiulla Khan have proven incredibly successful in extracting wisdom teeth. They would love to go over the process with you in determining if you are a candidate for this procedure.
A wisdom tooth extraction is typically performed while the patient is under local anesthesia. Wisdom tooth extraction is common in teens and young adults, so make sure and talk to your dentist about anesthesia options or alternatives that may help if you are having anxiety stemming from the upcoming extraction. Knowing what to expect from the process can sometimes help ease some of the anxiety. We all tend to fear the unknown. So let us talk about what happens during an impacted wisdom tooth extraction.
The extraction process begins with local anesthesia for the patient. That can vary from doctor to doctor, so make sure you have a clear understanding of what will be used. Once this step is taken, the gum tissue at the wisdom tooth site will be cut open so that the tooth is exposed. Once exposed, the connective tissue between the tooth and bone will be removed, followed by the removal of the tooth itself. There are situations where the tooth may have to be divided into smaller pieces before being extracted. Once the tooth has been removed, the gum is sewed close. Due to the anesthesia used during the procedure, you will feel fairly comfortable. You will need a ride home, depending on the anesthetic used also. Before leaving, your dentist will provide you with post-operative instructions, antibiotics, and analgesics.
If you are in the Skowhegan, ME area and are interested in learning more about wisdom tooth extraction, you should reach out to the Maine Center for Dental Medicine. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mohammed Imam or Dr. Shafiulla Khan, call [phone_no] today!
A graduate from New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Mohammed Imam began his practice in Nigeria and moved to the United Kingdom to continue his training in Oral & Maxillofacial Residency.
With over 30 years of expertise Dr. Imam regularly updates himself on modern techniques and methods whilst continuing to invest and perform procedures using the best technology and equipment to ensure his patients receive the best and most bio-compatible oral care possible.
Dr. Imam’s areas of specialty include implant dentistry, TMD and Orofacial pain. He is also SMART certified and a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
An alumnus of New York University, Dr. Shafiulla Khan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained over his 35 plus years of practicing dentistry. He is well known for his passion to improve his patients’ lives with his service. While being a SMART certified professional, Dr. Khan’s areas of specialty includes Tempro-mandibular Disorders, TMJ therapy and smile make overs. He remains a prestigious member of the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) amongst many others.