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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Glenside, PA

Protect Your Oral Health From Issues Caused By Third Molars

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop in the mouth, but they should be removed as soon as possible to prevent a number of oral health complications. Dr. Salin, Dr. Weiner, Dr. Semanoff, and Dr. Nack at Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants regularly perform wisdom tooth extractions in the comfort of our state-of-the-art office. We offer many anesthesia options to choose from and will design a custom surgical plan to fit your needs. Our office in Jenkintown, PA, is only two miles east of Glenside, PA, and we invite patients living in Glenside and surrounding areas to contact us for a consultation with our oral surgery experts.

Why Should I Have Wisdom Teeth Removed?

During the late teens or early twenties, many people develop third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. These teeth are unnecessary for oral function and often do not have enough room in the dental arch. Therefore, dentists and oral surgeons recommend having them extracted to prevent complications. Wisdom teeth may fully erupt through the gums or remain partially or fully trapped below the gums, known as impaction. An impacted wisdom tooth cannot erupt on its own and must be removed surgically. If left untreated, erupted or impacted wisdom teeth can lead to issues such as:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Cysts or tumors
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Dental shifting
  • Bite problems
  • Damage to adjacent teeth and their roots
  • Difficulty fully opening the mouth
  • Tooth decay

Having third molars extracted when they first start to develop is ideal, because they are smaller and easier to remove. However, our oral surgery experts can extract wisdom teeth for patients of all ages.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

Your oral surgeon will use 3D scans of your mouth to create your step-by-step surgical plan. Before the procedure, we will discuss your anesthesia options to ensure your comfort. The right choice will depend on your procedure and level of anxiety. IV anesthesia is used for most wisdom teeth procedures.

After the anesthesia takes effect, your surgeon will remove erupted wisdom teeth using forceps. If the molars are impacted, your surgeon will make an incision in the gums to access them. Some wisdom teeth are broken into smaller pieces to make removal easier. Once the wisdom teeth have been removed, we will place sutures as needed and your procedure will be complete.

Recovery After Wisdom Teeth Removal

We will provide you with post-operative instructions to follow after your procedure. These instructions outline how to maintain oral hygiene while healing, what foods to avoid, and how to manage swelling or discomfort. Be sure to avoid activities like smoking, sucking through a straw, or spitting. These motions may dislodge the blood clot forming within the empty tooth socket, exposing the underlying nerves and bone. This condition is known as a dry socket, and if you experience sharp, sudden pain or suspect a dry socket, contact our office immediately. Our team is here to answer your questions and help your recovery go as smoothly as possible.

Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal in Glenside, PA

We will let you know the cost of your wisdom teeth removal at your first appointment. Several factors contribute to this cost, including the number of wisdom teeth you have, your insurance and choice of anesthesia, and the complexity of the procedure. To find out the cost of wisdom teeth removal in Glenside, PA, contact Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled oral surgeons.

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 Glenside, PA?

Our office in Jenkintown, PA, is only two miles east of Glenside, PA. You can find our office on Harper Ave right off of PA-611. If you live in Glenside, PA, and it’s time for your or your child to have wisdom teeth removed, contact our Jenkintown office to schedule an appointment.

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.