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How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Removal Take?

April 30, 2024 9:00 am

If you’re scheduled for wisdom teeth removal, or considering the procedure, you might be wondering just how much time you’ll spend in the dentist’s chair. At Lynn Lane Family Dentistry in Broken Arrow, OK, Dr. Valerie Holleman provides clear, comprehensive care and wants to ensure you know what to expect from your wisdom teeth extraction.

Factors Influencing the Duration of Wisdom Teeth Removal

The time it takes to remove wisdom teeth can vary significantly depending on several factors:

    Number of Teeth Being Removed- Naturally, removing all four wisdom teeth will take longer than removing just one.

    Complexity of the Extraction- Wisdom teeth that are fully erupted and visible above the gum line are generally easier and quicker to remove. Wisdom teeth that are impacted, or trapped beneath the gum surface will take longer.

    Type of Impaction- There are several types of impactions—soft tissue, partial bony, or complete bony. Each impaction type affects the complexity and duration of the procedure.

    Patient’s Overall Health and Anatomy: Individual differences in anatomy and health can affect how easily the teeth can be accessed and removed.

General Timeframe for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Typically, a single wisdom tooth can be removed in about 20-30 minutes. However, if all four wisdom teeth are being removed at once, the procedure might take about 60-90 minutes. This time estimate includes the time spent numbing the area. But, preparation and recovery time in the dental office could add additional time to your visit.

Post-Procedure Considerations

After the removal, it’s crucial to follow Dr. Holleman’s instructions for post-operative care. This will help ensure a smooth recovery and prevent complications such as infection or dry socket. Recovery time varies from person to person but typically, you’ll want to take it easy for a few days following the extraction.

Your Trusted Partner at Lynn Lane Family Dentistry in Broken Arrow, OK

At Lynn Lane Family Dentistry, Dr. Valerie Holleman and our skilled team are dedicated to making your wisdom teeth removal as comfortable and efficient as possible. We use the latest techniques and provide thorough aftercare instructions to help you recover quickly and comfortably.

Need more information about wisdom teeth removal? To schedule a consultation with Dr. Holleman, please reach out to Lynn Lane Family Dentistry in Broken Arrow, OK. We’re here to support you every step of the way!

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