Oral Examination and Wisdom Teeth Removal

Through an oral examination and x-rays, we can assess the condition of your wisdom teeth and anticipate any existing or potential issues. To ensure your comfort, all outpatient surgeries are performed with appropriate anesthesia. Our skilled and licensed doctors have extensive experience in providing various types of anesthesia for our patients.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

It is recommended to remove impacted wisdom teeth before their root structure fully develops, typically between the ages of 12 and 30. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to various problems, which become more frequent after the age of 30. Failure to remove wisdom teeth can result in the following complications:

Complications Associated with Wisdom Teeth

Infection: One common problem is pericoronitis, which is a localized gum infection. Symptoms include recurring pain, swelling, and difficulties with chewing or swallowing.

Cyst Formation: Fluid-filled “balloons” can develop within the jawbone, known as cysts. Although not infectious, these cysts can expand and cause damage to the jawbone and neighboring teeth. Treating cysts becomes challenging if wisdom teeth are not removed during the teenage years.

Potential Crowding: Impacted wisdom teeth have the potential to cause teeth crowding, even in individuals who have previously undergone orthodontic treatment.

Damage to Adjacent Teeth: Insufficient space for proper cleaning around the wisdom tooth can adversely affect the tooth directly in front, leading to gum disease, bone loss, and tooth decay.

To avoid these complications, it is advisable to consider the removal of wisdom teeth. Our experienced team can provide the necessary evaluation and guidance to ensure your oral health and well-being.

Affordable Treatment Options and Insurance Coverage for Dental Procedures, Including Sinus Graft and Dental Implants

It is advisable to have wisdom teeth removed during teenage years to avoid complications later in life. As we age, jaw bones become denser and wisdom tooth roots lengthen, making removal in your 30s or beyond more challenging and with potential complications. Removal in your teens or early twenties ensures faster healing and fewer complications.

On the day of your wisdom teeth removal, all outpatient surgery is performed with appropriate anesthesia for your comfort. Our skilled staff is trained and experienced in administering various types of anesthesia. Prior to surgery, refrain from eating or drinking for at least 8 hours to minimize risks. After the local anesthesia wears off, non-narcotic anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen can be used for pain relief, followed by prescription medication if necessary.

For efficient consultation, bring your surgical referral form, x-rays, medication list, and insurance information if applicable. Patients under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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