Has your dentist told you, you need your wisdom teeth removed? Well before you start to worry, we’ve compiled a list of questions and answers about wisdom teeth, what to expect and cost of removing them.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are your third molars also known as your last molars or late bloomers. They usually erupt in your late teenage years to your early twenties; however, you can still get them as an adult.
Should my wisdom teeth be removed?
Often your wisdom teeth don’t need to be removed but, it’s all dependent on the current state of your molars whether they are impacted, crowded or affecting adjacent teeth. After diagnosis, if your dentist or oral surgeon believe the best course is to remove them to avoid infection and discomfort, then you might want to discuss your options with your dentist or oral surgeon.
What are the risks of not removing my wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth that are growing improperly it can cause serious dental problems such as cavities, teeth misalignment, bacteria growth, infection and inflammation of the gum tissue, or a cyst growth in the jaw.
What are my options for wisdom removal?
The options you have for removal are the type of sedation you can get.
- Local or IV sedation allows you to be awake during the surgery as your dentist or oral surgeon extracts your teeth.
- General sedation, full anesthesia, you are put to sleep as an oral surgeon removes the teeth during the surgical procedure.
Are there any risks to the procedure?
Wisdom teeth removal is a safe procedure which can be done by oral surgeons who are better trained in wisdom teeth extraction. However, there can be possible complications to the procedure such as temporary or permanent nerve damage or dry socket.
When you have chosen your dentist or oral surgeon, ensure they explain all the risks and complications that can arise before continuing with the procedure. You want always to be informed of the procedure and the dentist or oral surgeon you’ve chosen.
How much does it cost to remove wisdom teeth?
The national average of removing wisdom teeth total ups to about $1450, roughly around $1500. Each tooth has a price depending on the state of the tooth if it is impacted the cost will be more to extract it. Then there is the additional cost of sedation which various if you get local sedation, IV sedation or general sedation.
At The Center of Dental Professionals, we are offering ONE LOW FEE for wisdom teeth removal. For the low price of $897, you can get all 4 molars removed including IV sedation. Contact our offices to book an appointment by filling this form here.
How long is the recovery period?
Recovering time for wisdom extraction is long. During the first two or three days of the surgical procedure, you can experience swelling and discomfort. However, a full recovery can take up to 4-7 days, depending on how your body responds. To avoid complications, you want to listen to the instructions your dentist gives you after your procedure.
What precautions should I take after the procedure?
- After you have all your wisdom teeth removed, we recommend you
- Relax and refrain from doing physical activity for the next couple (3-4) days.
- Avoid eating hard, solid foods, you want to start off with the fluids then soft foods and gradually move to solid foods.
- Avoid brushing your teeth and rinsing for the next 24 hours.
For cleaning your mouth, you want to swish warm salted water slightly.