Surgical extraction of wisdom teeth looks similar to any other oral surgical procedure. After an adequate diagnosis and treatment plan, the intervention is performed. The first step is to prepare the patient by giving anesthesia, appropriate pain and swelling medications. The next step is to prepare a sterile working field. The wisdom tooth is accessed by lifting the gums, possibly removing a small portion of the jawbone or cutting the whole tooth. After the tooth is extracted, the wound is stitched, and the stitches are usually removed after 7 days. Throughout the procedure, the patient is under anesthesia and does not feel any pain. If the tooth or bone needs to be cut, a dental drill is necessary, which sounds and looks like a regular dental filling.

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