Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQs

Every insurance company has a different policy regarding the extent of coverage for any surgical procedure. Our helpful staff will work with you to obtain the maximum reimbursement. We also offer convenient payment plan options to make our oral surgery services affordable.

Wisdom teeth are larger than other teeth. Extracting them can be more difficult because their roots are unpredictable, and your doctor will have to monitor the locations of the nerves in your jaw and mouth to ensure the roots don’t harm them. Wisdom teeth can become impacted, which is not something that typically happens with other teeth. Impacted teeth that are partially erupted must be surgically removed to prevent infection. If a wisdom tooth is visible, it can sometimes be removed by only using forceps.

Some people develop between one and four wisdom teeth, while others never develop any at all. People can even develop more than four wisdom teeth, which should warrant extraction due to the high probability of dental overcrowding. During your routine dental visits, your doctor will evaluate the presence of wisdom teeth utilizing X-rays and scanning. At your first visit to our office, we will take 3D CBCT scans of your mouth to get a clear picture of the size and condition of your wisdom teeth.

Recovery generally lasts less than a week, but the total length of your recovery will depend on how many teeth you need extracted and the extent of your surgery. We will guide you through your recovery to ensure you heal quickly and comfortably.

Many patients undergo IV sedation, which will cause you to be unconscious during your procedure. You will sleep comfortably and wake up when it is over, and then your pre-arranged designated driver will take you home. If your wisdom tooth extraction is minor, you may only require local anesthesia. We will discuss your anesthesia and sedation options with you during your consultation.