Wisdom Teeth Removal in Langhorne, PA
Third Molar Extraction for Teens & Adults
Wisdom teeth are an extra set of molars that develop and by having them removed, you protect your oral health by preventing a number of complications. Our team at Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants regularly extracts wisdom teeth in our pristine, welcoming office. As board-certified oral surgery experts, Dr. Salin, Dr. Weiner, Dr. Semanoff, and Dr. Nack offer many anesthesia and sedation options to ensure your comfort and safety. Our office in Feasterville, is conveniently located near Langhorne, PA. We invite you to contact us for an appointment if you live in Langhorne or anywhere in Bucks County to see if it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, develop during the late teens to early twenties. Many adults do not have room for a third set of molars, and the second molars are already present to chew food, making wisdom teeth unnecessary and a threat to oral health. Dental professionals recommend having these molars extracted to prevent issues like overcrowding, pain, damage to adjacent molars, infection, and more. Wisdom teeth may erupt through the gum line or become impacted, which means they do not have a clear path to eruption. Impacted wisdom teeth increase the risk of infection and damage to other teeth because they can grow sideways and easily trap cavity-causing bacteria.
It is recommended to have third molars removed before they have fully developed, because smaller teeth make for easier extractions. However, you can have wisdom teeth removed at any age. Our surgeons regularly extract wisdom teeth for adults of all ages.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
Our surgeons specialize in wisdom teeth removal and offer many anesthesia options for your comfort. During your first visit, we will take 3D scans of your mouth and create a custom treatment plan, which includes the type of anesthesia for your procedure. Many patients choose IV anesthesia for wisdom tooth surgery, which allows you to rest in a semi-conscious state, unable to feel pain.
To extract wisdom teeth, your surgeon will remove erupted teeth using forceps, similar to a simple tooth extraction. To access impacted wisdom teeth, your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue. Large wisdom teeth may be broken into smaller pieces to make removal easier. After all of the wisdom teeth have been removed, we will place sutures as necessary and your procedure will be complete.
Recovering From Wisdom Teeth Removal
You will be able to return home on the same day as your procedure. Many patients return to work or school in 1–2 days, although some patients can take up to a week to resume their routines. Follow the post-operative instructions closely to maintain proper oral hygiene while healing and ensure a smooth recovery.
It is important to avoid activities like smoking, sucking through a straw, or excessive spitting, as these activities could dislodge the forming blood clot. This condition is known as a dry socket and is quite painful because the underlying bone and nerves are exposed. If you suspect a dry socket or have questions during your recovery, contact our office immediately.
Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal in Langhorne, PA
The cost of having your wisdom teeth removed will depend on the complexity of the procedure, your insurance, and your choice of anesthesia. We will discuss these factors with you during the consultation and provide you with a cost estimate for your oral surgery treatment. Our office accepts a variety of payment methods and financing to help more patients afford the care they need. To find out how much your wisdom tooth extraction would cost in Langhorne, PA, contact Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants for an evaluation from one of our 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 Langhorne, PA?
Our office in Feasterville, PA, is only five miles away from Langhorne, PA, right off of Bridgetown Pike (PA-213). If you live in Langhorne, PA, and would like an evaluation of your or your child’s wisdom teeth, contact our Feasterville office today.
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