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.
Call our Mattoon office at Mattoon Office Phone Number (217) 345-7070 or our Champaign office at Champaign Office Phone Number (217) 351-7111 if you have any questions or to schedule your wisdom tooth consultation with Drs. Banghart or Waisath today!
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 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
Patient Review from Michelle L
Our son received excellent treatment during and after his wisdom teeth removal. The office staff and Dr. Banghart called us personally the day of and after surgery to check on our son. He's also received wonderful follow up care in office from the doctor and staff. We would highly recommend Dr. Banghart and his staff!
- Michelle L
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Patient Review from Nathan S
Good care given...no problems
- Nathan S
Patient Review from Andrew H
Would recommend this office to everyone I know, everyone was great.
- Andrew H
Patient Review from Cary H
Very nice staff, knowledgeable doctor, good experience overall
- Cary H
Patient Review from Brian C
Best surgeon ever
- Brian C
Patient Review from Caden M
Great experience-the staff and Dr. Banghart made a "not fun" procedure great. Very caring, great attention to detail, and very compassionate. Thanks!
- Caden M
Patient Review from Jace S
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Patient Review from Paige N
I couldn't have asked for my wisdom teeth experience to go any better. I am a terrribly nervous and anxious patient and Dr. Banghart did a great job making me feel at ease.
- Paige N
Patient Review from Ashley L
Absolutely wonderful!!!! Thank you!
- Ashley L