Get Help With Troublesome Teeth
If your wisdom teeth have not fully erupted and are “impacted,” a surgical extraction will be needed to remove them. In this procedure, your mouth is numbed and cleaned. Then, Dr. Colt or Tuttle will create a small incision in the gum tissue near your wisdom tooth.
Through this incision, they will access the impacted tooth and begin to cut it into small pieces. Then, the entire tooth will be extracted bit-by-bit until it has been completely removed. After this, the surgical area will be disinfected and sutured shut so it can heal.
Regardless of the type of extraction you get, your healing and aftercare instructions will be similar. You will need to carefully follow this set of instructions provided by Dr. Tuttle or Dr. Colt in order to ensure your mouth heals properly.
You’ll need to do things like eat mostly soft foods for at least a week, avoid using straws or spitting forcefully for 24-48 hours, and avoid heavy exercise for a few days after your treatment. Follow their instructions to the letter to ensure your mouth heals quickly.
At Tuttle Family Dentistry, we always prioritize your safety and comfort, which is why we offer both nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation for your extraction appointment. Sedation, along with local numbing, ensures you won’t feel any discomfort, and can feel safe and comfortable while you get the care you need in Colorado Springs. Contact us now to learn more about your sedation options from Dr. Tuttle or Dr. Colt.