The Day of Your Surgery: What You Can Expect
When You Arrive At Our Office…
At Nu Image we make every effort to provide you with the finest surgical care. It is our job for you, the patient, to completely understand your treatment before we begin. Our surgical staff is in contact with you from day one ensuring all questions and concerns are taken care of and you are comfortable moving forward with your treatment. Any new questions that arise before your surgery can be answered with a simple phone call or email to our office.
A treatment plan is provided at the initial consultation to aid you in the best expectation possible. All sedation, medication, and preparation instructions will be given to you.
We ask our patients not to eat or drink after midnight before the procedure to ensure a proper surgery. Medication can also be given to help ease any anxiety prior to arrival.
Additionally, we ask for transportation be arranged for the patient as they will be prohibited from driving after their procedure. Our wisdom teeth extractions take around 45 minutes, but each procedure is unique and the time may vary. We will be able to provide you with a more personalized timeline during the initial consultation.
Most of our patients are sedated at the time of extraction. If you have any questions about medication, sedation or general instructions, please contact us at 919-841-1720.
The Surgical Procedure..
- First, a small incision will be made into the gum tissue to expose the wisdom tooth.
- If the wisdom tooth is partially or fully impacted, the bone covering the tooth will be removed. Once exposed, the tooth is extracted.
- In most cases, after all of the wisdom teeth have been removed, the gum tissue is closed with 2-4 small sutures.
- You will not need to return to our office to have the sutures removed. They will dissolve, or fall out on their own.