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Wisdom Teeth Removal

There is often not enough room in the mouth for wisdom teeth when they erupt, so it is necessary to extract them.

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Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery provides customized oral surgery treatments with the highest standard of care. Dr. Daniel Martin performs a wide scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures at his office in Roseville, CA, including wisdom teeth removal. If you or your child have been recommended for wisdom teeth removal, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Martin, our experienced oral surgeon.

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Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common oral surgery procedures performed in our office in Roseville, CA. Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, can commonly cause a host of oral health complications, such as overcrowding, impaction, infection, pain, cysts, dental shifting, and more. Depending on the severity, these complications can be costly and painful to treat. However, many dental health professionals recommend that wisdom teeth are removed early—before complications can develop—to reduce or avoid this scenario.

Sometime between the late teen and early adulthood years, wisdom teeth erupt through the gums and into the mouth. When wisdom teeth are removed earlier, around the early to mid-teen years, the surgical procedure tends to be smoother and result in a faster recovery.

When is the right time for your child’s wisdom teeth to be evaluated by a dental health professional? Our Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ page answers this question and more.

Why should wisdom teeth be removed early?

Wisdom teeth are often recommended for early removal for many reasons. Generally, most people are unable to accommodate four extra molars in their mouths. In addition, wisdom teeth can cause many oral health issues, such as impaction, infection, pain, and dental shifting. Removal of wisdom teeth is recommended for most patients to avoid or reduce these complications.

Many dental health professionals recommend wisdom teeth removal in the early to mid-teen years. Extracting wisdom teeth before they are fully developed is beneficial for a few reasons:

When you and your child visit Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, you will receive the highest quality of care by Dr. Martin and his experienced administrative and surgical team. Dr. Martin will perform a complete oral evaluation and determine the right course of treatment with your individual needs and oral health goals in mind. To learn more about wisdom teeth removal, please visit our Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ page, or contact our practice to schedule your consultation appointment.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost in Roseville, CA

Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery is committed to the health and well-being of their patients. We offer a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery treatments at our state-of-the-art practice in Roseville, CA, and make every effort to provide these services at a cost that is reasonable to our patients. Dr. Martin customizes every treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcome; therefore, the total cost of any particular oral surgery treatment will vary from patient to patient. In general, the cost of wisdom teeth removal is determined by factors such as how many teeth are to be extracted, whether they are impacted, the type of anesthesia, and insurance coverage.

Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery works with many insurance plans, as well as accepts several forms of payment to make our oral surgery services as affordable as possible. You can learn more by visiting our Financial & Insurance Options page.

You can receive the most accurate cost of your oral surgery treatment by requesting an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Martin.

Investing in Your Oral Health

Wisdom teeth are known to cause lots of oral health complications—for many people, there just isn’t enough room for four extra molars. Treating the oral health issues caused by wisdom teeth can become expensive, time-consuming, and painful. Because of the oral health complications that are frequently associated with wisdom teeth, many dental health professionals recommend their removal as a preventive measure.

Although wisdom teeth can be removed later, most dental health professionals recommend that wisdom teeth are surgically extracted during the early to mid-teen years, when the teeth are smaller and less developed.

If you or your child have been recommended for wisdom teeth removal, we hope you will come to Dr. Martin at Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery. Dr. Martin will evaluate your condition, create a customized treatment plan, and walk you through the wisdom teeth removal process. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ

What if my wisdom teeth are impacted?

When a tooth is partially or completely stuck beneath the gums, it is said to be impacted. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are frequently affected by impaction. Pain, infection, and dental shifting are common complications caused by impaction. You may have an impacted wisdom tooth if you notice any of the following:

A suspected impacted tooth can be confirmed through an X-ray or CT scan. If you are experiencing any signs of impaction, we encourage you to call Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery for a consultation with Dr. Martin.

Can I prevent my wisdom teeth from becoming impacted?

Unfortunately, impaction of any tooth, including wisdom teeth, cannot be prevented. However, many complications associated with an impacted tooth may be reduced or avoided entirely with early treatment. Visiting your dentist for regular checkups ensures that your wisdom teeth are properly monitored as they develop. When the time is right, they can refer you to an oral surgeon for treatment.

How do I know if I need my wisdom teeth extracted?

With regular dental checkups twice a year, your dentist will be able to monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth, jaws, and bone structure. When the time is right, they can refer to an oral surgeon for wisdom teeth removal or any other oral surgery treatments your child may need.

We encourage you to schedule an examination with your dentist if you or your child are having any oral health issues between your regularly scheduled visits.

Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

Like any surgery, some discomfort is to be expected following your wisdom tooth extraction. However, Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery offers several options for anesthesia to keep you safe and comfortable throughout your surgical procedure. Most patients decide to undergo IV anesthesia during their wisdom teeth removal, allowing them to sleep comfortably throughout the procedure. Dr. Martin will discuss and select the right type of anesthesia for you based on your customized treatment plan. After your procedure, your oral surgeon may recommend over-the-counter medications or offer prescription medications to manage any post-operative discomfort.

Are wisdom teeth always extracted?

Most dental health professionals recommend that wisdom teeth are removed in the early to mid-teenage years to prevent the oral health complications that are commonly associated with wisdom teeth. With regular checkups, your dentist will be able to monitor your wisdom teeth as they grow and develop. If extraction is recommended, they can refer you to an oral surgeon when the time is right.

Why do oral surgeons extract wisdom teeth? Why not have my dentist perform this surgery?

Oral surgeons have years of education and training to become specialists in their field. This means they have complex understanding of the oral and maxillofacial area and plenty of surgical training to be able to perform the full scope of oral surgery procedures, including wisdom teeth removal.

What is the recovery like after wisdom teeth removal?

Within two to four days after their wisdom teeth removal, most patients are able to resume their normal activities. To ensure you have a smooth recovery and to minimize your risk of complications, please follow the pre- and post-operative instructions as provided by your oral surgeon.

Other questions?

Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery is dedicated to providing improved oral health outcomes. Dr. Martin and his compassionate administrative and surgical care team are here for you before, during, and after your treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call. Thank you for choosing Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery.