Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery is the destination of choice for Glenside, PA, residents who require specialized oral and maxillofacial surgery. With well over 40 years of experience, our team is known for attentive care, rigorous adherence to safety standards, and an array of specialty procedures, including wisdom teeth removal.
When should you have wisdom teeth removed?
The wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt. You can expect them to come in between the ages of 17 and 21. People generally have four wisdom teeth, located at the back ends of each arch. If your wisdom teeth are already causing problems, you’re likely experiencing pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. We’ll schedule your wisdom teeth removal right away so you can feel well again soon.
However, even if your wisdom teeth aren’t currently causing problems, there may be a strong likelihood that they will cause problems in the future. For example, there may not be sufficient space for them to erupt properly. In this event, we recommend preemptive wisdom teeth removal. This is because a wisdom tooth that doesn’t have enough space to erupt can cause complications such as an infection, cyst, or damage to adjacent teeth.
Removing the wisdom teeth earlier in life is preferable. The surgery tends to be less complex, and the recovery tends to be easier on patients. This is because earlier in life, the roots of the teeth aren’t as firmly anchored, and as such, they are easier to remove. In addition, removing the wisdom teeth earlier in life can reduce the risk of damage to nearby structures, such as the sensitive nerves.
Glenside Wisdom teeth removal and recovery
Our oral surgery team often recommends removing all four wisdom teeth in the same operation, rather than undergoing multiple procedures and having to recover more than once. Our patients often find this approach convenient as well, but it’s your choice. We’ll use a strong local anesthetic to completely numb the surgical site; you will not experience any discomfort during the procedure. You may also wish to have a sedative to help you relax and help the time seem to pass more quickly. During your consultation, we’ll make sure to discuss your full range of sedation options.
Wisdom teeth removal is an outpatient procedure. You’ll go home the same day. We will request that you have someone else drive you to and from the office, and stay with you for a while. We’ll provide detailed post-op instructions that you’ll follow to keep the surgical sites as clean as possible, reduce the swelling, and manage your comfort level. Please don’t hesitate to call our office if you have any questions or concerns.
Consult the oral surgeons near Glenside, PA
If you’ve been told by your dentist that you may need your wisdom teeth removed, you can schedule a prompt consultation at Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery. Our experienced team of highly trained professionals will thoroughly examine your mouth and offer customized treatment recommendations. We offer state-of-the-art surgical suites and a full range of sedation options to ensure your comfort. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for Glenside wisdom teeth removal. Our offices are conveniently located in Jenkintown, Feasterville, and Newtown.