An Oral Surgeon specializes in many types dental surgery. They treat a variety of conditions and disorders that can range from removing wisdom teeth and treating TMJ issues to moving jaw bones and doing dental botox. No matter what the procedure, our oral surgeons and team focus on providing patients with a safe and comfortable experience that goes beyond the standards.
Using the latest technology and techniques, we are able to reduce the “down-time” that is normally associated with any kind of surgical procedure. This is accomplished because we have only best best and brightest surgeons available in-house at our offices.
Let discuss in a little more detail about one of the most common procedures – wisdom teeth extraction!
For many of our patients who need their wisdom tooth removed, we refer to this need as a rite of passage – going from high school and college-age into adulthood. Wisdom teeth usually do not come in until later in life – around age 17-25 – which is why they’re called “wisdom” teeth – since “wisdom comes with age.” They are the large molars located at the very back of the mouth – also called “third molars” because of the order in which they are arranged. What problems can wisdom teeth cause if not treated/removed? They can become impacted in the jaw, cause infections, or disrupt the alignment of neighboring teeth.
Why Should We Get Our Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Most people get their wisdom teeth removed on a preventive basis, just to make sure no problems arise – and it’s often easiest to remove wisdom teeth when people are young, rather than waiting till later in life, when the teeth are more firmly in place and harder to extract. In some cases, they need to be removed because of general wisdom teeth pain or specifically due to impacted wisdom teeth. Most people have a perfectly normal and quick healing process, and are back to eating normally and going about their usual routine in just a few days.
For wisdom teeth and beyond, we got you covered. Our in-office oral surgeon can provide a free consultation.