A wisdom tooth extraction will begin with a consultation. This appointment is your opportunity to connect with your surgeon, learn more about your procedure, and make plans for your oral health. However, these appointments can be a little intimidating- especially if you don’t know what to expect! There’s no reason to worry. Read on to learn what happens during a wisdom teeth consultation so you can be prepared for your appointment.
Talking With Your Oral Surgeon
At the beginning of your wisdom teeth consultation, your provider will simply want to speak with you. They will go over your medical and dental history and review any symptoms you might have. They will also give you more information about your extraction. This process is simple and straightforward, so there’s no reason to be nervous.
The Oral Exam
After speaking with your surgeon, he or she will then want to look at your teeth. This procedure is similar to a regular dental check-up. Your surgeon will check your overall oral health, assess the size/shape of your mouth, and begin to plan for your surgery.
Your oral surgeon will also use imaging tools, such as x-rays, to check your wisdom tooth development under your gum line. This is crucial for planning a successful surgery. Imaging is quick, painless, and very helpful for your surgery team.
Planning for Your Tooth Extraction
After your oral exam and x-rays, your dentist will then help you plan for your surgery. He or she will answer any questions you have, go over extraction logistics, and help you choose a surgery date that works for you. Then, your consultation will be over and you will be ready for your tooth extraction. Have additional questions? Call your surgeon! They are always there to help, even if your consultation is over.
Take Charge of Your Oral Health
A wisdom teeth consultation is your first step towards a healthy and comfortable smile. At Rock Creek Oral Surgery, we make the consultation process easy. We use the latest tools to get a clear look at your wisdom teeth, then work with you to plan surgery on your terms. Ready to get started? Contact us today!