7430863_lWhile the thought of having wisdom teeth removed can be frightening, the process is actually relatively easy. In most cases the extraction is an outpatient procedure that is performed in the oral surgeon’s office.

Many people often experience anxiety associated with dental procedures. One of the best ways to combat this is expressing your concerns with your doctor and ask questions. Before having your wisdom teeth removed, your oral surgeon will give you comprehensive instructions regarding the procedure and information to help you prepare for the operation. This material will contain information about when and what you should or should not eat prior to the surgery. It may also have information regarding what medicines should be avoided prior to the procedure.

Wear loose and comfortable clothing for your procedure. Make sure that you are able to easily remove your shirt without applying pressure to your jaw. You will also want to soft foods and ice packs on hand to help you recover after surgery. Since you won’t be able to chew solid foods following surgery it is important to have plenty of liquids and easy to chew foods readily accessible.

When scheduling wisdom teeth removal, be sure you will have plenty of time to recover from the procedure. You will be groggy following the operation and will need time to rest and let the swelling subside. It is also important that you get a full nights rest prior to the surgery.

Our Cleveland oral surgeon can help to alleviate your fears of wisdom teeth removal and help you to create a shining smile.