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At NextGen OMS, many local dentists refer patients to us for expert wisdom teeth removal. Although general dentists remove teeth on a regular basis, they often leave difficult extractions such as wisdom teeth to maxillofacial surgeons.
Dr. Eftekhari is an expert in facial and oral procedures such as complex dental reconstruction, implants, and wisdom teeth removal. He treats both pediatric and adult patients, including teens and young adults who need help with impacted wisdom teeth.
Oral maxillofacial surgeons offer dedicated facilities for outpatient surgery such as wisdom teeth extractions. We start with a consultation so that you can ask any questions regarding your treatment plan and the doctor can get to know your personal medical history.
Our board-certified surgeon has an extensive background in dental procedures and regularly performs simple and complex surgery such as bone grafting, corrective jaw surgery, and wisdom teeth treatment. In fact, Dr. Eftekhari has instructed other surgeons and published widely in the field.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Maxillofacial surgeons spend most of their time performing delicate surgeries such as removing wisdom teeth. Thanks to this experience they have developed expertise in safely and efficiently removing wisdom teeth.
Every case is different, and some procedures may take longer due to the complexity of your particular issue. If complications arise during the procedure, you’re in good hands with an oral maxillofacial surgeon who has years of experience dealing with damaged, impacted, and infected wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth removal often requires general anesthesia or sedation. After examining your wisdom teeth, your surgeon will prepare you for what to expect during your surgery. Oral maxillofacial surgeons also have extensive training in delivering anesthesia. At NextGen OMS, we offer modern facilities where you can relax before and after the procedure under the careful supervision of our conscientious staff.
If your dentist recommends that you go to an oral maxillofacial surgeon for your wisdom teeth extraction, NextGen OMS provides the experience and know-how to help you get through the surgery and begin the healing process quickly.
Do You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal in Plano, TX?
Below, we list common signs that you may need to have your wisdom teeth taken out to avoid crowding your existing teeth or experiencing a severe infection.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
An impacted wisdom tooth doesn’t have the space required to cut through the gums to develop properly. Left untreated, an impacted wisdom tooth can cause severe pain and infection.
Symptoms that you have an impacted wisdom tooth include the following:
- Jaw pain
- Tender, bleeding gums at the back of your upper or lower teeth
- Swelling or stiffness
- Bleeding gums
- Difficulty chewing, talking, or swallowing
- Bad breath
Many people first notice a problem with their wisdom teeth when they have pain while eating. Often, food gets stuck between the top of the wisdom teeth and your gums. Others experience aches and pains as wisdom teeth come in. If this happens to you, have your dentist perform an x-ray to determine if you need wisdom teeth removal.
It’s possible to go through your entire life without removing your wisdom teeth. You only need to have them extracted if they cause pain or discomfort or threaten to crowd your existing teeth, causing misalignment and other issues. However, if you don’t have any problems with your wisdom teeth, there’s no issue with keeping them.
When an oral maxillofacial surgeon removes wisdom teeth, they often do so two at a time. The surgeon may remove the top two teeth or the bottom two teeth at the same time. If you have to remove all of your wisdom teeth, you may have to make a second appointment to do so.
Why People Come to an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon for Wisdom Teeth Removal
If your dentist says you have to have your wisdom teeth taken out at your dental checkup, they may refer you to an oral maxillofacial surgeon to do the job. If you have trust and confidence in your dentist, it may be difficult to go elsewhere to have someone work on your teeth. However, there are special situations where an oral maxillofacial surgeon is the better choice for this procedure.
Oral maxillofacial surgeons specialize in complex surgeries that involve the face and jaw area. Often, wisdom teeth do not develop properly because you don’t have enough room in your mouth. If the wisdom teeth remain below the gumline or come in crookedly, they can interfere with your existing teeth, causing misalignment and other issues.
Many dentists prefer to leave the removal of your wisdom teeth to experts such as those at NextGen OMS. Oral maxillofacial surgeons have formal trading to handle even the most complicated removal. After dental school, oral maxillofacial surgeons spent four years in surgical residency programs where they train alongside general surgeons and anesthesiologists. They also have extensive experience in emergency medicine and plastic surgery of the face and mouth areas.
With any surgery, including wisdom teeth removal, you have the risk of complications. When you choose an oral maxillofacial surgeon to handle your wisdom teeth extractions, you benefit from their extensive knowledge of this type of surgery. Their formal training includes infections, bleeding, and nerve injury that can occur in any kind of oral surgery.
If you have any health issues such as diabetes or an abscess, you can also benefit from having an oral maxillofacial surgeon handle your procedure.
During the consultation and before the surgery, our staff will help you understand what to expect and help alleviate your anxiety. Your comfort is a top priority when it comes to wisdom teeth removal and other procedures handled at NextGen OMS.
Contact us today to set up a consultation or to learn more about our services in Plano, TX.