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.
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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.
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 Britan M
I was taken care of very well here.
- Britan M
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.
- CHase M
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
Patient Review from Lisa F
Incredible experience! Professional staff who cares and provides answers to all of our questions. Healing was fast and procedure was smooth.
- Lisa F
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Patient Review from Sydni A
The doctor and staff were very friendly, and the procedure went smoothly
- Sydni A
Patient Review from Marney I
My experience was great. I would recommend this office to anyone.
- Marney I
Patient Review from Danielle W
Excellent, very kind Doctor and staff.
- Danielle W
Patient Review from Kerstine K
They were able to work me in quickly due to wisdom tooth pain. The staff was helpful in answering any and all questions. Dr. Banghart was extremely kind and understanding. He did an excellent job removing my tooth. I had very little pain and no bruising or swelling after surgery!
- Kerstine K
Patient Review from Hayley H
I was really nervous but the procedure went very smoothly!
- Hayley H
Patient Review from Steven Y
Everything was great!
- Steven Y
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Patient Review from Sara S
Very friendly and helpful in every way
- Sara S
Patient Review from Hillary S
Thank you so much! Wonderful job!
- Hillary S
Patient Review from Paige W
I really enjoyed anyone I talked to and am glad I was referred to this doctor. If I ever have anyone ask me where to go, I will always recommend Dr. Banghart.
- Paige W