After Extraction of Wisdom Teeth

In most 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 at Butura Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Phone Number 602-248-8745.

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

What Will I Feel Like after Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery?

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. 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 a cold next to your skin. On the third day, you will notice that your jaw muscles are stiff, and it is difficult to open your mouth normally. You can apply moist heat to your face on the second and third day allowing your muscles to relax more and open wider. Most of the time you will want to limit your activities for a few days. We ask that you follow your post-operative instructions closely. Doing so will make you as comfortable as possible during the first few days following your procedure. Please allow time for your body to begin healing before resuming an active social, academic, or athletic schedule. Most patients feel like they are over the hump and on their way to recovery in 3 to 5 days.

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Are There Any Problems after the Extraction of Wisdom Teeth?

As with any medical procedure, there can be complications or an unanticipated result. Some complications that patients undergoing 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. 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. The oral surgeon will review relevant post-operative events with you and answer any questions during your office visit.

numbness can be caused by damage to a sensory nerve

Damage to Sensory Nerve:

A primary concern is a nerve within the lower jaw bone 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 similar to having local anesthesia. We feel that you should be aware of this possibility before consenting to surgery.

an opening can occur between your mouth and sinuses

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. If you have to 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.

a dry socket can develop after the removal of wisdom teeth

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. They cause a deep, dull, continuous aching on the affected side(s). Patients may first notice the pain starting in the ear radiating down towards the chin.

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. This will help decrease the pain and protect the socket from food particles. 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.

The dressing doesn’t aid in healing. The only reason to place a dressing is for pain control. If medication is controlling the pain, the socket will heal without a dressing. Following removal of the dressing, an irrigation device may be provided to help you to keep food particles from lodging in the extraction site.

an infection can occur after wisdom teeth removal

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. 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 at Butura Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Phone Number 602-248-8745.

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I had put off my wisdom teeth extraction for years. After being recommended to Butura Oral & Dental Surgery, I wondered why I had waited so long. Dr. Butura was professional, knowledgeable, and answered questions of uncertainty that I had. I have an underlying condition and he put my worries at ease; furthermore, he informed me of the medications that were best due to my underlying condition. My procedure was smooth and the recovery was steady. I followed the instructions that the staff gave me. I had no problems. I would highly recommend Butura Oral & Dental Implant Surgery based on my experience, and I recommended my spouse. She also had the great experience that I had.

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The staff and doctor were very professional and explained everything clearly. This is the first place in 15 plus years that explained why my wisdom teeth needed to be removed.

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Thank you so much to the staff and Dr. Butura. I was so nervous to get my wisdom teeth out, but the atmosphere and the knowledge of the staff and doctor immediately eased my mind and made me feel so confident and comfortable. I got all 4 wisdom teeth out, but if I had to do it again I would definitely come back to Dr. Butura’s office. Thank you so much!

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I am so grateful to everyone at Dr. Butura’s office. Best experience ever, google sent me to the right doctor when I was looking for the best oral surgeon in Phoenix. Everything was so quick, everyone was so friendly and the procedure itself was so easy, I just remember feeling a little dizzy after Dr. Butura injected the anesthesia through the IV, and I was going to say I think it’s working when I believe I fell asleep because I don’t remember anything else. Next thing I know my mom is in the room and I am ready to go home. Again thanks to everyone at the office for such great experience.

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This office is amazing! Everyone is sooo friendly, even though I was running late from traffic they were so understanding. You can tell the Dr. knows exactly what he was doing and I really wasn’t in much pain after my procedure and healed perfectly. I was so scared about getting my wisdom teeth removed but I shouldn’t have been. Overall a great experience and I’m happy I didn’t go anywhere else. Great price and great customer service. Schedule with them!! Thank you so much to everyone there!

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I've had two procedures over the past couple of years and Dr. Butura and his staff have always taken great care of me. When my son needed his wisdom teeth out, I did not hesitate to bring him here. It's comforting to see the same staff each time I come. I feel welcome, appreciated and well taken care of.

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Dr Butura was amazing with our 10 year old who was nervous about getting her teeth pulled. He put her at ease, explaining everything to her along the way. The staff is so kind and helpful every step of the way! Thank you Dr Butura!

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My 12 year old daughter recently had teeth extracted by Dr Butura and we could not have had a better experience! She suffers from anxiety and panic attacks so I wanted a doctor who was calm and confident in what needed to be done. Unlike many Dr's who have stressed my daughter out, he put her right at ease, explaining what he was going to do, answering her questions and letting her know it was no big deal and that he does this all the time. His support staff was also kind, helpful and sympathetic in keeping her calm and at ease before and after the surgery. As promised, the procedure went smoothly and her recovery was quick and easy. Oh how I wish more doctors were like this! Thank you so much for such an all around pleasant experience!

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