We Have Resumed Normal Business Hours

Our patients, team members, and their families are the center of all we do as a company. Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery is closely monitoring guidelines from the CDC and are dedicated to keeping people safe and healthy.

We are resuming normal business hours and operations including all elective and non-elective treatments. As we re-open we want our patients to know they will see some changes in our offices including but not limited to social distancing measures, increased sanitization, increased use of PPE, and other changes. These changes are to protect our staff and patients as we are committed to serving the needs of our community during these difficult times.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely and update our response as more information is made available from the CDC. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time.

Stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet Alisa

Alisa is feeling great after her extractions.

I came into Mountain State to have my wisdom teeth extracted. I was very nervous and had never been put under anesthesia, so I was afraid I wasn’t going to come back. Dr. K came in before the surgery, and he explained to me what was going to happen. I felt very comfortable going into it. The surgery went very well, and when I came back, I don’t remember anything, but I know it was great. It’s been about a month since I’ve had my surgery, and I’m feeling great. The staff here were very nice and helping. They made me feel welcomed as soon as I walked in the door. I thought the procedure was going to be very scary, but afterwards, it was perfectly fine. If any of my friends and family in Teays Valley, Charleston, or Huntington needed to have their wisdom teeth removed, I would totally recommend coming to Mountain State Oral Surgery.

 


Common questions about wisdom teeth removal

Why do I need to have my wisdom teeth extracted?

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. Early wisdom teeth removal can prevent these problems.

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.

What are the signs of wisdom teeth development?

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:

  • Pain or discomfort in the back of the mouth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Swollen gums or other signs of infection
  • Crowding of your other teeth

How does the procedure work?

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 during teeth removal. Once your anesthesia has taken effect, your oral surgeon will expose the wisdom teeth and carefully extract them. The surgeon will finish by closing the incisions. Then you will rest in our office until you are ready for your prearranged designated driver to drive you home.


Learn more

Now that you’ve listened to stories from our patients, we encourage you to learn more about our doctors, team, and practice so you can see how we dedicate our time to provide the highest quality treatments with the most up-to-date technology.