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If you need to have your wisdom teeth taken out, your dentist might remove them while you’re at the office. However, in certain cases, your dentist may not feel comfortable completing the procedure themselves. In cases where your wisdom teeth become impacted, infected, or removing them requires complex surgery, your dentist may recommend that you go to an oral surgeon in Plano, TX.
Many dental professionals in the area refer clients to NextGen OMS. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Eftekhari, has the appropriate training to administer anesthesia and perform oral surgery such as wisdom teeth removal. you may feel apprehensive about seeing someone else about your oral health. However, remember that your dentist recommended you to our office because they have built a professional relationship of trust and confidence with us.
5 Reasons You Can Trust NextGen OMS for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Are you still feeling a little unsure about coming to our office? Here are five great reasons that you won’t be sorry you trusted our board-certified surgeon and accommodating staff:
- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons handle wisdom teeth extractions on a daily basis. They also have extensive training and experience administering anesthesia. With this greater level of expertise, they can typically handle even the most difficult cases with ease. Dr. Eftekhari has helped many other patients with difficult wisdom teeth extractions.
- Oral surgeons complete years of additional training in surgery in the oral and facial areas. This training includes removing impacted wisdom teeth and eliminating any infection that can impact your jawbone and other teeth. After dental school, oral maxillofacial surgeons go through years of surgical residency, training alongside surgeons with many years of experience. They also receive special training in anesthesiology. Not only has Dr. Eftekhari completed this training, he also has experience teaching other surgeons and publishing papers in the field.
- As with any other surgery, oral surgery has its share of risks. An oral surgeon has the experience and training needed to deal with unusual situations that arise. In fact, part of the training necessary to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon involves learning how to handle complications that come up during surgery. This includes eliminating infection and avoiding nerve damage.
- Certain health conditions can complicate oral surgery. For example, if you have diabetes or other chronic conditions, the expertise of an oral surgeon can help ensure a positive outcome.
- Some people dread going to the dentist. If you have dental phobia, it may reassure you to know that oral maxillofacial surgeons have extensive training in wisdom teeth removal and other complex surgeries involving the mouth and facial areas.
Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQs
What should you expect during wisdom teeth extraction?
If your procedure requires general anesthesia, ask someone to drive you home. Typically, you won’t have pain following the surgery. However, you may experience swelling for three or more days. It typically takes a few weeks for your mouth to heal entirely.
Can I get all four third molars taken out at once?
This is largely a matter of personal preference. You should consult with your dentist and oral surgeon to fully understand the level of discomfort you may experience if you get all four wisdom teeth taken out at once. In many cases, it might be better to take them out at the same time. Leaving your wisdom teeth in can negatively impact the surrounding teeth, especially if your wisdom teeth become impacted, meaning they don’t emerge beyond the gums.
What will be the worst day following wisdom teeth removal?
Many clients report that the second day following surgery brings the worst swelling. Your mouth and jaw may feel tender for a couple of weeks until you completely recover from the surgery. However, if your postoperative pain worsens or you feel uncomfortable, feel free to call our office for further instructions.
Does wisdom teeth removal affect the shape of your face?
The soft tissue around your wisdom teeth contains underlying fat, muscles, and fat pads. Therefore, extracting your wisdom teeth will not affect the shape of your jawbone.
What if I want to keep my wisdom teeth?
Keeping your wisdom teeth or getting rid of them is entirely up to you. However, many dental professionals believe that preventative wisdom teeth removal can spare you future dental problems. For instance, wisdom teeth often come in crooked and may push against other teeth, causing them to become misaligned. Because of their location and the difficulty of cleaning them properly, wisdom teeth often cause infections that can impact the health of your teeth and gums.
Can I prepare for wisdom teeth removal?
Your oral surgeon will give you complete instructions prior to the surgery. Typically, we request that you don’t eat after midnight the day prior to your surgery. If you take prescribed or other medication on a regular basis, let us know so that we can properly advise you on whether you need to hold off taking them on the day of your surgery. Additionally, refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol at least 12 hours before your wisdom teeth removal. Don’t forget to ask someone to pick you up and take you home!
If I get all four wisdom teeth out at once, how long does it take?
It really depends on the complexity of your case. Often, our oral surgeon can remove all four teeth in under an hour. However, it may take longer if you have certain complications.
Do I need to remove my wisdom teeth if they don’t hurt?
Many dentists recommend having your wisdom teeth taken out even if they don’t hurt. This helps to prevent misalignment of your other teeth and issues with your gums and jawbone.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Plano, TX
Contact NextGen OMS to set up a consultation for wisdom teeth removal in Plano, TX. During your consultation, the oral surgeon will explain what to expect during the procedure and help you understand all of your options.