Wisdom teeth should be removed only when you show signs of difficulty with hygiene (gum inflammation and cavities), pain, lack of space in the jaw for proper eruption, and pathology (cysts, infections, etc.). These conditions can be seen in some patients while others may not experience any at all.
Most people experience issues starting in their late teens when wisdom teeth do not have enough room to erupt properly. Common symptoms include:
If you are showing signs of any of these symptoms, we will schedule your visit and take a CT scan (3D x-ray) to evaluate if you will need removal of your wisdom teeth.
Prior to surgery, our team will develop a care plan with you. For example:
Selection of sedation - we will tailor sedation options as required for your procedure while keeping your comfort in mind. Sedation types include nitrous oxide and oral medications (Valium, Xanex).
APRF (Advanced Platelet Rich Fibrin) Treatment - this procedure will help your gums and bone tissue heal more rapidly. We draw some blood in order to extract platelets (proteins). See our APRF page for more information.
You will receive pre and post procedure instructions customized specifically for you. We explain every single step and answer any and all questions you may have about your surgery.
A follow-up appointment is scheduled for every patient, typically within seven days from the date of your surgery.
NOTE: It is our goal to ensure your comfort and safety after any surgical procedure. You will have 24 hour access to a live member of our team should you have any issues or concerns. We are here for YOU.