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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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 Kim F
I hope to never need oral surgery again, but if I do, I will be returning to Dr. Wasaith.
- Kim F
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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
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Everything went smoothly. Thanks!
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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
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Patient Review from Triston O
The procedure was easy to schedule and went through easy.
- Triston O
Patient Review from Tina R
Thank you for working me in early and the excellent work of your staff and Dr Banghart!!
- Tina R
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Patient Review from Karly W
They got me into surgery within 2 days.. Great people!
- Karly W
Patient Review from Ronnie H
Made my experience easy and with very minimal pain.
- Ronnie H
Patient Review from Peter E
Everything was fantastic. The staff and surgeon were helpful and made sure I was comfortable the entire time.
- Peter E
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Patient Review from Jared P
Overall, I have had an excellent experience with this faculty, the staff, and the surgeon.
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