Dr. Petroff performs minor tooth extractions in our office. But if you need major tooth extraction, such as wisdom teeth or a bony impacted tooth (when the tooth hasn’t pushed through the gum), we will coordinate your treatment with an oral surgeon.
The oral surgeon will give you local or general anesthesia, then make an incision in your gum. The surgeon will remove the tooth and its pulp, and then close the gum with stitches. The incision will be packed with gauze to stop any bleeding.
You’ll want to rest for the remainder of the day of your surgery and can go back to your normal activities the next day. You should wait a few days to let the incisions heal before doing anything strenuous.