According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, wisdom teeth extractions are one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States. Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to erupt, and they typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25. While some people have no problems with their wisdom teeth, others may experience pain, crowding, or infection. When wisdom teeth become impacted (stuck beneath the gum line), they can damage adjacent teeth or even lead to serious infections. For these reasons, our Randolph oral surgeon recommends having wisdom teeth extracted before they cause problems. The procedure is typically quick and relatively painless, and it can help prevent a number of serious dental problems down the road.
Importance of Removing Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth removal can prevent serious complications such as:
The good news is that wisdom teeth extractions have become increasingly safe and effective over the years, and most people recover from the surgery without any problems.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery
Wisdom teeth removal is a common surgical procedure that is performed to remove one or more of the third molars, which are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth removal surgery is typically considered to be a relatively simple and straightforward procedure.
First, you will have the option to choose your type of anesthesia. Typically our oral surgeon will recommend what they think is best for your unique circumstance. Often, it is performed under local anesthesia, which means that you will remain awake during the procedure but will not feel any pain.
During the procedure our oral surgeon will make an incision in your gums to access your wisdom teeth. Next, your wisdom teeth will be extracted, and the incisions will be closed with stitches. Finally, you may be given a course of antibiotics to help prevent infection.
Your Treatment: Recovery
Recovery from wisdom teeth removal surgery typically takes a week or two. During this time, you should eat soft foods and avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the surgery was performed. You may also experience some mild discomfort and swelling. However, this can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication. If you take care of yourself after surgery and follow your surgeon's instructions, you should recover quickly and without any complications.
Real Patient Testimonials
"I got my wisdom teeth pulled and I was super nervous and super scared. However they made it easy and I was the most relaxed I could have been. The oral surgeon was super nice and the woman who assisted him was just the sweetest, for the time I was able to speak to her. Everyone is always great. While getting wisdom teeth out is no fun if I had to do it again I would definitely do it here. This office is a 15/10."
"I went there to have a wisdom tooth pulled. Having gone to the same dentist for many years, I was a little nervous about making the change. The online paperwork before my visit was easy to complete. The receptionist and then the doctor and hygienist did their best to make my visit easy and painless. The tooth was pulled quickly and with relatively no pain. (Even if I didn’t get to keep it but that wasn’t the doctor’s fault!) I plan on taking the rest of my family to this modern, clean practice. I would highly recommend it to everyone. It was a very pleasant experience."
"Wisdom teeth out without a hitch. State of the art equipment. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable setting. Excellent hygeinists and general dental care and more, expanding including peds, cosmetic and orthodontics!"
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Cost
The cost of wisdom teeth extraction can vary depending on a number of factors, including the number of teeth being removed, the complexity of the procedure, and the anesthesia being used. Many dental insurance plans provide coverage for at least a portion of the procedure. For patients who do not have insurance, there are a number of financing options available that can help make the procedure more affordable. During your oral surgery consult, we can discuss all of your options before making a decision.
Oral Surgery Consultation
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