Wisdom Teeth Extraction Specialist

First Choice Dentistry

Allen Mossaei, DDS

General Dentist located in Bakersfield, CA

Many people have their wisdom teeth removed. Either they’re impacted, coming in at the wrong angle, or your mouth just isn’t big enough for them. Whatever the reason, it’s a very common procedure, and Dr. Allen Mossaei can expertly extract your wisdom teeth with as little discomfort as possible. Schedule an appointment online at First Choice Dentistry today.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Q & A

What is the wisdom teeth extraction procedure like?

First of all, Dr. Mossaei provides a local anesthetic to numb the area around your teeth. If he extracts multiple teeth at the same time, you may receive general anesthesia. You can talk to Dr. Mossaei before your procedure to discuss what type of anesthesia is available and what is best for you.

If your teeth are impacted or haven’t erupted through the surface of your gums, Dr. Mossaei may need to open the gum tissue at the extraction site. He then gently removes the teeth, stitches the wounds shut (if necessary), and places gauze on the extraction site to control the bleeding.

After the procedure, you rest for a while at the office, and depending on the type of anesthesia used, you may need someone to drive you home. Overall, the extraction should take about 45 minutes or less.

How long is recovery for wisdom teeth removal?

You probably will experience swelling and mild discomfort for about three days, and your mouth may take a few weeks to heal completely. A small amount of bleeding is normal, and you should replace the gauze as directed by Dr. Mossaei. For swelling or bruising, apply an ice pack for a few minutes at a time. Swelling should go away within two or three days.

Be sure to ask Dr. Mossaei about pain medication. Over-the-counter pain medication may be enough, but prescription medication can help in some cases.

What should I avoid after wisdom teeth removal?

To make a recovery easier, for the first 24 hours it’s best not to:

  • Drink alcoholic, caffeinated, carbonated, or hot beverages
  • Drink anything through a straw (sucking may loosen blood clots that help heal)
  • Brush your teeth or rinse your mouth vigorously
  • Eat anything other than soft foods like yogurt or applesauce

Dr. Mossaei instructs you specifically on what you should do post-procedure and answer any questions you have.

If you need your wisdom teeth removed, or if they are causing pain or infection, book online today with Dr. Mossaei at First Choice Dentistry.