Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars to develop. Most patients will have 4 wisdom teeth, one for each corner; however, it’s possible to develop fewer than—or even more than—4 wisdom teeth. It’s important to attend regular checkups with your dentist, as he or she is trained to detect the presence of wisdom teeth before complications arise.
Hearing from other patients like you can help prepare you for what to expect during treatment. Some of our patients have shared their wisdom teeth removal experience in the videos below. Watch and listen to them to discover why these patients chose Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery for their wisdom teeth removal.
Not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, but the best way to know for sure is to visit an oral surgeon. Molars take up a lot of space in the mouth cavity, and they often do not have enough room to grow into their proper position. When the mouth lacks space to accommodate wisdom teeth, they tend to get stuck below the gums (impacted). Impacted wisdom teeth can cause infection, root damage, dental crowding, cysts, and tumors. Having your wisdom teeth removed early can prevent these problems from developing.
In addition to eliminating any discomfort you may be feeling, early wisdom teeth removal typically makes for an easier procedure and a quicker recovery because the teeth are not fully developed.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, contact one of our offices to schedule a consultation to find out if your wisdom teeth need to be extracted:
Treatment always begins with a consultation appointment, which allows your oral surgeon to evaluate your condition and design a personalized treatment plan. The process of wisdom teeth removal differs with every patient and depends on the number of teeth that need to be removed, their position, their level of impaction, and other factors. Your next visit will be your removal appointment. Your doctor will administer your chosen form of anesthesia. Most wisdom teeth patients choose to undergo general anesthesia so they can rest comfortably while their teeth are removed. Once your anesthesia has taken effect, your oral surgeon will expose the wisdom teeth and carefully extract them. After your teeth are extracted, the incisions will be stitched closed and you will rest in our office until you are ready to be driven home by your prearranged designated driver.
Having your wisdom teeth removed is incredibly beneficial to your overall health. When your mouth is too small for your wisdom teeth to develop properly, their growth can result in much more serious problems. By undergoing wisdom teeth removal, you can avoid
If you suspect you or your child is in need of wisdom teeth extraction, or if your dentist has referred you to our practice, please contact our welcoming Ashland, KY, office. A member of our staff will be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation appointment for you with one of our trusted oral surgeons.
Undergoing wisdom teeth removal in Beckley, WV, can help you avoid a host of oral health problems. If you have been recommended to have your third molars extracted or think you may need to, please contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment. Our staff can answer your questions and give you more information about the treatment process.
If you think your wisdom teeth may need to be removed, or if your dentist has referred you to us for wisdom teeth extractions, please contact our office in Charleston, WV. A member of our staff will be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation appointment for you with one of our oral surgeons.
If you’re experiencing pain due to your wisdom teeth, or if your dentist recommends you for wisdom teeth removal, please contact our office in Huntington, WV. A member of our staff will be happy to speak with you and schedule a consultation appointment.
If you have been referred to our office for wisdom teeth removal, or if you think you need to have your third molars examined, please schedule a consultation at our office in Hurricane, WV. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to answer your questions and help you prepare for your initial visit. We look forward to meeting you.
Leaving wisdom teeth untreated can lead to many unpleasant oral health complications. The best way to prevent this from happening is to schedule a consultation appointment, where one of our oral surgeons will closely evaluate your condition. Contact our office in Kanawha City today with any questions or to set up your first visit with us.
Wisdom teeth can be removed at any age, and we encourage you to contact our office in Parkersburg, WV, if you think you need to have yours extracted. A member of our staff can give you more information about treatment and answer any questions you have. We can also schedule a consultation appointment for you to come in and see one of our oral surgeons. We look forward to hearing from you.