Although Elkins Park is a small town, it’s close to major amenities that you would expect to find in a metropolis, such as world-class dental care. The highly trained and experienced team at Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery has been serving residents of Elkins Park, PA and other nearby towns for over 40 years. We’re pleased to provide crucial services such as wisdom teeth removal in order to support the health and wellness of our community.
Why do the wisdom teeth require removal?
The wisdom teeth are the third molars, which erupt at the back ends of each arch. Your four wisdom teeth will typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. It’s possible for wisdom teeth to erupt normally and function properly. Yet, quite often, the wisdom teeth lack sufficient space to erupt properly. This is a condition known as impacted wisdom teeth.
A wisdom tooth may be partially impacted, in which case it has partially erupted from beneath the gum line. Or, the wisdom tooth may be completely stuck beneath the gum line. An impacted wisdom tooth can cause a number of adverse health complications, such as the following:
- A partially erupted wisdom tooth allows bacteria to enter the gums and develop an infection.
- A wisdom tooth that lacks sufficient space can crowd the adjacent teeth, potentially damaging them and creating misalignments.
- A cyst can form near an impacted wisdom tooth, potentially damaging nearby tooth roots and even damaging the underlying bone.
- Impacted wisdom teeth increase the risk of tooth decay.
- Impacted teeth cause pain.
The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery may proactively recommend wisdom tooth extraction if it seems likely that a wisdom tooth will not have sufficient space to erupt—even if it isn’t causing problems yet.
Why choose our team for your wisdom teeth removal?
Wisdom tooth removal can be a complicated procedure. It requires a highly trained oral surgeon and support staff to ensure the safety, health, and comfort of the patient. Our entire team at Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery is committed to ensuring your tooth removal experience is a positive one. Our surgeons have received advanced anesthesiology training for your peace of mind. Furthermore, our surgical suites are fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and each patient is continuously monitored while under sedation.
Preparing for your wisdom teeth removal
During your first visit to our office, we’ll examine your teeth and review your medical images to plan your wisdom tooth extraction. We’ll also discuss your medical history, and advise you about temporarily discontinuing any medications or supplements if need be. We pride ourselves on outstanding patient education; we’ll thoroughly answer all of your questions and let you know what you can expect from the procedure.
You may be provided with prescriptions to fill in advance of your surgery. Please arrange to have a responsible adult drive you to and from our office, and stay with you afterward at least until the effects of the sedative have worn off. You will receive detailed post-operative instructions to follow, and you can always reach out to our friendly staff if you have any questions or concerns after your surgery.
Schedule a consult for wisdom teeth removal
At Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery, it’s our mission to support the health of our patients by maintaining the highest standards of patient care and safety. To discuss wisdom teeth removal in Elkins Park, you can schedule a consultation with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at one of our convenient locations. We have offices in Newtown, Feasterville, and Jenkintown.