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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Elkins Park, PA

Comfortable Third Molar Extractions in a State-of-the-Art Office

Having wisdom teeth removed is a step toward protecting your long-term oral health. Dr. Salin, Dr. Weiner, Dr. Semanoff, and Dr. Nack are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons who perform wisdom tooth extractions using anesthesia to ensure a comfortable surgical experience. Our office in Jenkintown, PA, is only two miles away from Elkins Park, PA. If you live in Elkins Park, PA, we invite you to contact Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Jenkintown to schedule a consultation for you or your child.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Require Extraction? 

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, erupt in the back of the mouth. For many people, they develop during the late teens or early twenties. Most people who develop wisdom teeth have two in the upper arch and two in the lower arch, although some people never develop any. You already have second molars responsible for chewing food, and the average adult mouth does not have room for additional molars, which is why dental experts recommend having wisdom teeth extracted as soon as possible. 

If left untreated, wisdom teeth can cause oral health complications, such as: 

  • Infections
  • Cysts or tumors that form around an impacted wisdom tooth
  • Overcrowding
  • Misalignment of other teeth
  • Bite problems 
  • Damage to adjacent teeth roots
  • Increased risk of tooth decay
  • Jaw pain and swelling

Even if your wisdom teeth are not causing problems now, having them extracted will prevent them from causing issues in the future. To find out if it’s time to have your third molars extracted, contact Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants today. 

Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

At the consultation visit, we will take 3D scans of your teeth and create your custom treatment plan. Your oral surgeon will help you select the right type of anesthesia for your needs. IV anesthesia is the most common option for wisdom teeth removal. 

During the procedure, your surgeon will extract any erupted wisdom teeth using forceps. If there are impacted wisdom teeth, your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue to access and extract them. After the teeth have been removed, we will place sutures as necessary and you will rest in our office until the anesthesia wears off. 

Recovery After Wisdom Teeth Removal

We will provide you with instructions to follow after your surgical procedure. You should follow these instructions closely to ensure a speedy recovery. It is important that you avoid smoking, spitting, or using straws during your recovery. These actions could dislodge the blood clot and cause a painful condition known as dry socket, where the underlying bone and nerves are exposed. If you experience sudden, severe pain or suspect a dry socket, contact our office immediately. A member of our staff will be happy to assist you, and we are always here to help should any questions arise during your recovery.

Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal in Elkins Park, PA

The cost of having your wisdom teeth removed is a little different for everyone. Factors such as the number of wisdom teeth you have, your insurance, your choice of anesthesia, and the overall complexity of your procedure will determine the cost. We will provide you with a cost estimate during the consultation and outline all of your payment options. To find out how much your wisdom teeth removal procedure would cost, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer a variety of anesthesia choices to ensure a comfortable oral surgery experience.

Where Can I Get Wisdom Teeth Removed in Elkins Park, PA?

Our office in Jenkintown, PA, is only two miles north of Elkins Park, PA. You can find our office on Harper Ave right off of PA-611. If you live in Elkins Park, PA, and would like to learn more about wisdom teeth removal, contact our Jenkintown office today.

A Practice Built On Trust, Innovation, and Clinical Excellence

For over 50 years, we have had the privilege of serving our communities with the highest level of oral surgery care. We love what we do, and we look forward to providing you and your loved ones with an outstanding patient experience and incredible results.