Wisdom Teeth Extraction
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.
To read more about wisdom teeth view our informative pages below.
Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.
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Do I need my tooth cut out or can it just be pulled?
There are different types of extractions that range from simple to completely impacted, it just depends on the positioning and condition of the tooth.
Why will my general dentist not just take out the tooth?
Many dentists are getting away from doing more complex extractions and referring to oral surgeons due to their patient’s past medical history and medication use.
How long is the expected recovery time after a tooth extraction?
Every individual deals differently with discomfort. Many people say that they feel back to normal 5-7 days after oral surgery.
How long does the procedure usually take?
Several factors determine this. The root structures can vary which can sometimes increase surgical time; however, the oral surgeon will always spend the amount of time necessary to keep the patient comfortable while ensuring the entire tooth structure is removed.
When can I resume normal activities following an extraction?
Most people like to take the day of surgery off to ensure time to rest following an extraction but with a single/simple tooth extraction, most people resume relatively normal activities the next day. When wisdom teeth are removed, it might be necessary to take 2-3 days off relative to their comfort level.
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Patient Review from Rachel C
My son had his wisdom teeth removed and I was very pleased with the staff. Nurse Sarah is excellent, she answered questions that I had and was very helpful in taking care of my son.
- Rachel C
Patient Review from Jessica H
Everything about this experience was easy and everyone on the staff was readily available to answer questions or offer help.
- Jessica H
Patient Review from Deborah H
Very good experience.
- Deborah H
Patient Review from Aaron R
The overall experience was awesome. What a great Dr. And staff.
- Aaron R
Patient Review from Tessa E
I had a great experience and minimal swelling. Dr Banghart was great and met all my needs and had great pain control!!
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Patient Review from Shelby E
Awesome bedside manner! Ladies up front are wonderful!! Thank you
- Shelby E
Patient Review from Erika K
Everyone was friendly and helpful.
- Erika K
Patient Review from Jenny T
Everything went smooth and I feel that if I have any problems I will be taken care of. I really appreciated Dr. Banghart calling to check on me after the procedure.
- Jenny T
Patient Review from Tim W
This over all experience can not be put into word. The staff was very nice. I have never had a doctor give me a call to see how I was feel. My recovery time was just how he told me, no pain. I say thank you to all the staff for making a trip to oral surgeon a pleasant experience.
- Tim W
Patient Review from Ben H
Very happy with care.
- Ben H
Patient Review from Kami M
Everything was very well done. The procedure and recovery went very smoothly. I appreciated the individualized means of checkup following the surgery. Thank you very much!!
- Kami M
Patient Review from Emma M
Everything was great!
- Emma M
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Patient Review from Britan M
I was taken care of very well here.
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Patient Review from Mara M
Great surgeon! Everything went well and healed nicely.
- Mara M
Patient Review from CHase M
Overall I was very pleased with my experience.
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Patient Review from Bailey R
Very kind, fast at work, and called cell phone frequently to check up on me.
- Bailey R
Patient Review from Dave A
This office has the most patient friendly atmosphere I have ever experienced. They are friendly, professional and prompt. Wait time is very short. Most importantly, Dr. Banghart is exceptional at what he does. I have had numerous surgeries and procedures; he has the best patient demeanor of any doctor I have ever visited.
- Dave A