Wisdom Teeth Removal in Sarasota


Due to advancements in dentistry, tooth loss is less common. However, this often means there isn’t enough space in the jaw for wisdom teeth, which can impact quality of life. Wisdom teeth removal offers a pathway to improved oral health, free from potential discomfort and complications. This safe, comfortable procedure with predictable results is available at Lakewood Ranch Oral & Facial Surgery in Sarasota, FL.

Most Common Reasons to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed

Opting for preemptive wisdom teeth removal is a strategic move toward supporting long-term oral health and comfort. It’s not just a procedure, but a pivotal step in achieving a comfortable health span. This proactive measure helps you avoid common issues such as mouth and jaw pain, cystic formation, and crowding or spacing problems. Consider it a valuable investment in your future – one that safeguards your comfort, safety, and overall quality of life.

Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

  • Avoid Crowding When Using Orthodontics
  • Discomfort And Sensitivity Around the Impacted Teeth
  • Infection In and Around the Gums
  • Damage To Adjacent Teeth
  • Cysts Around the Jawbone
  • Tooth Decay

What Is the Right Age to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Every mouth is different, and there is no set age at which wisdom teeth should be removed. A good rule of thumb is to meet with Dr. Lyman when you experience any symptoms, or as soon as your wisdom teeth begin to emerge through the gums, which is often during adolescence.

Meet the Doctor

Raised in Florida and Alabama, Dr. Austin L. Lyman is the proud son of two Navy veterans. The principles of integrity, service, and commitment, instilled in him since childhood, continue to shape his approach to oral surgery. His reputation in the Sarasota, FL, community shines, built on his dedication to safety, comfort, and comprehensive care. He offers holistic oral health services in a tranquil, spa-like setting, elevating the patient experience.

What to Expect

Taking the First Steps

Your journey begins when you sit down with Dr. Lyman for a one-on-one conversation. This initial consultation gives you the opportunity to ask questions, articulate any worries, and learn more about available solutions. It is also a chance for Dr. Lyman to develop a personalized plan that prioritizes your comfort, well-being, and peace of mind.

Preparing for the Procedure

Dr. Lyman’s mission is to empower you with absolute confidence and tranquility as you move through your wisdom teeth removal journey. He meticulously evaluates every aspect of your health, including potential interactions between medications or supplements that could hinder your recovery. Rest assured, Dr. Lyman will communicate these comprehensive guidelines during your consultation.

During the Procedure

Dr. Lyman takes a person-oriented approach that incorporates your whole-body health and wellness, which means his goal is to keep you as safe, comfortable, and healthy as possible. He will provide anesthesia and sedation options to help put you at ease and promote an experience that is quick, convenient, and positive.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

 Wisdom teeth removal is an incredibly common experience, one where the procedure and the final results are highly predictable. As such, the extraction process itself usually takes only a few minutes.

Does Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out Hurt?

 We offer anesthesia and sedation solutions to promote your utmost comfort during the wisdom teeth extraction process. Dr. Lyman generally administers Exparel®, a prolonged-action local anesthetic introduced directly into the surgical area to provide extended pain management. This injection may offer relief for multiple days post-surgery, thereby facilitating a smoother and more comfortable recovery.

Immediately After the Procedure

 You can anticipate the effects of sedation to affect you for a few hours following wisdom teeth removal. This has a few important implications for your short-term safety and care.

Have a Ride Home

 Because anesthesia can affect your alertness and reaction times, we ask that you have someone available to give you a ride home, ensuring you arrive safely for some rest and relaxation.

How Long are You Groggy After the Procedure?

The effects of anesthesia may affect you for a few hours, but you should feel like your normal self again by the next day.

Recovery and Aftercare


At Lakewood Ranch Oral & Facial Surgery, we provide several solutions to ensure your recovery is as quick, comfortable, and uncomplicated as possible. A gum injection called Exparel® can minimize pain following your wisdom teeth removal, often eliminating the need for opioid pain medications. Meanwhile, StellaLife® VEGA Oral Care Recovery Kits provide homeopathic results, including pain relief and reduced inflammation. Dr. Lyman also employs the method of box breathing, a proven technique to alleviate anxiety and enhance recovery outcomes following your procedure.

First 24 Hours

 You will want to rest as much as possible during your first day, taking it easy and allowing your body a chance to heal. Stick to liquids or soft/mashed foods, and avoid drinking from straws.

First Week

 By the end of the first week, you will feel ready to resume most of your normal activities, though we advise that you steer clear of vigorous exercise. Any lingering swelling or discomfort should be cleared up by this point, and you will likely feel ready to resume a normal diet.

First Month

 After a few weeks, you can resume normal physical activity. By this point, your mouth should feel close to fully healed. During this period, it’s important to continue practicing good oral hygiene and attend any follow-up appointments with Dr. Lyman to ensure proper healing.

How Long Should I Expect to Be Out of School or Work?

 Most people are ready to resume school or work within just a couple of days. We often advise having wisdom teeth removed on a Thursday or Friday, making it easy to head back to school or work on Monday.

How Long Should I Wait Before Eating?

Even on the day of surgery, fueling your body with nutritious foods that promote strength and recovery is essential. Soft foods and liquids are ideal, while hot, cold, or spicy foods should generally be avoided.

What Foods Can I Eat After Having My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

 Liquids and foods mashed with a fork are best. Some popular options include yogurt, cottage cheese, applesauce, mashed bananas, and mashed potatoes.


Should I Have All of My Wisdom Teeth Taken Out at Once?

While having all your wisdom teeth removed at once is often the most convenient option, it depends on the person and specific doctor’s recommendations.

 What Will My Smile Look Like After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

After wisdom teeth removal, your smile may not appear significantly different. Wisdom teeth are located at the very back of the mouth and are often not visible when you smile. However, removing impacted or crowded wisdom teeth may improve the overall health and alignment of your teeth, leading to a more comfortable and confident smile.

You’re in Good Hands with our Lakewood Ranch Oral & Facial Surgery

At Lakewood Ranch Oral & Facial Surgery, our commitment is to your whole-body, holistic health. If promoting your health requires wisdom teeth removal, you can count on our team to keep you safe and comfortable, achieving predictable results and a beautiful smile. Take the first step toward long-term comfort and well-being today and experience immersive care in Sarasota, FL, by contacting us at Sarasota Office Phone Number (941) 212-2328.