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If you have questions about wisdom tooth removal, you’re not alone. This treatment can be quite complex, which can lead to many people having many questions. To help you find the answers you’re looking for so you can feel more comfortable in the dental chair, Our dentists, Dr. Norman Zanger, Dr. Scott Wathen, and Dr. Benjamin Taylor, would like to give you the answers to the following commonly asked questions:

Q: Why is wisdom tooth removal necessary?

A: It is usually necessary because wisdom teeth tend to cause more harm than good. This is because they can become impacted and can cause problems like infections in the gums. If they do erupt, they could also cause dental issues because they are tough to clean.

Q: Will I be under sedation during the treatment?

A: Your dentist will make sure you are comfortable during your appointment by giving you a dental sedative. The type of sedative used will depend on the complexity of the treatment.

Q: How long is the recovery?

A: Typically, it can take three to four days to properly heal after wisdom tooth removal. It can even take as long as a week. It’s best to focus on properly recovering so you can heal quicker and so you can avoid complications.

Call First Care Dental today at 502-893-5677 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to tell you all about wisdom tooth removal in Louisville, Kentucky. We look forward to your phone call!