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 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
Patient Review from Brandon F
Everything went great, staff is very friendly, highly recommend
- Brandon F
Patient Review from Paige J
Everyone was extremely friendly and I felt taken care of the whole time.
- Paige J
Patient Review from Lisa D
Dr. Banghart was great!! I was so scared to have my procedure done but after I would do it all over again, great experience.
- Lisa D
Patient Review from Donna P
The procedure was pain free, and I had no problems or concerns afterward. I would definitely recommend Dr Banghart for dental care.
- Donna P
Patient Review from olivia r
Both procedures I had done here went very smoothly and the staff were very accommodating
- olivia r
Patient Review from Makayla K
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Patient Review from Makayla K
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Patient Review from Kim F
I hope to never need oral surgery again, but if I do, I will be returning to Dr. Wasaith.
- Kim F
Patient Review from Garrett L
- Garrett L
Patient Review from Joy K
The staff and doctor are awesome! Helpful, professional and great follow up.
- Joy K
Patient Review from Brianna E
Everything was great!! Everyone was so nice!
- Brianna E
Patient Review from Brandon P
All in all my experience in whole was amazing. Getting your wisdom teeth removed is never fun but at least it was a comfortable and smooth experience.
- Brandon P
Patient Review from Zachary W
It was a very smooth process and I recovered just fine.
- Zachary W
Patient Review from baili r
Everything went smoothly. Thanks!
- baili r
Patient Review from Austin H
The staff was very friendly and thorough during my consultation, procedure, and follow up. They made sure I understood everything and was comfortable with the work completed.
- Austin H
Patient Review from Griffin L
Great staff and awesome dr!
- Griffin L
Patient Review from Alex L
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