Wisdom teeth removal takes place on-site at Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville. When you are ready, you will receive IV sedation and local anesthesia. After the anesthesia takes effect, your doctor will work carefully and gently to remove your wisdom teeth, using detailed imaging and advanced surgical techniques.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
A single tooth extraction usually takes 10-30 minutes, depending on how impacted it is. However, our surgeons will spend the time it takes to ensure that your procedure is as comfortable and effective as possible. We are extremely detail-oriented, prioritize patient safety, and are committed to providing gentle and precise care.
Does Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out Hurt?
Wisdom teeth removal is completely painless. Most patients sleep through the experience with IV sedation. Even if you choose to be awake and just receive local anesthesia, you should only feel some pressure at the surgical site during your treatment.
Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville has a large and experienced team that ensures our patients are safe and comfortable throughout their visit. Patients should wake up quickly from IV sedation. After this point, we will monitor them closely until they are ready to be driven back home by another adult.
What Is the Pain Like After Surgery?
After your wisdom teeth removal, your surgical sites should still be desensitized. We recommend that you take your prescribed pain medication shortly after your procedure so you can stay comfortable.
How Long Are You Loopy After the Procedure?
IV sedation and local anesthetic can take 1-2 hours to wear off. You should have an adult waiting at our practice to take you home after surgery. Patients should not drive or operate mechanical equipment when using prescription pain medication.
Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville will provide you with instructions for post-operative care to help you have a more comfortable and predictable recovery. You can also find more detailed instructions on our “After Wisdom Tooth Removal” page.
What Is the Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery Time? How Long Does It Take to Heal?
Swelling around the cheeks, mouth, eyes, and sides of the face is normal and usually peaks within 72 hours, then subsides after about six days. Your surgical sites may need up to four weeks to mend completely. Please follow your doctor’s post-surgical guidance so that your gums can heal properly.
How Long Should I Expect to Be Out of Work or School?
Plan to take about five days off from work or school. This will give your mouth time to heal and allow you to take prescription medications, both of which could affect your ability to drive, operate heavy machinery, and focus on everyday tasks.