Wisdom teeth (or Third Molars) are the final set of teeth that emerge into the mouth during the adolescent years. Most individuals do not have enough room in the jaws to accommodate these teeth, leading them to become impacted. The impaction of wisdom teeth can result in pain, infection, or can lead to other various oral health problems.
Because wisdom teeth removal is typically a more complicated procedure than a standard tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the best choice for this procedure. The consultation appointment with your oral surgeon will likely consist of receiving detailed 3D diagnostic scans of the oral structures, and an oral examination. The location of the wisdom teeth will be evaluated to create a personalized treatment plan, including the type of anesthesia that will be best for you or your child’s comfort. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, our doctors and staff are trained in the safe administration of in-office anesthesia, which is commonly performed in conjunction with the removal of wisdom teeth. We look forward to seeing you soon!